Law firm Brodies has boosted its Aberdeen corporate and commercial oil and gas business with the appointment two partners poached from rival firm CMS Cameron McKenna
Senior partner Douglas Crawford and Helen Machin will join Brodies although the date has not yet been finalised.
Mr Crawford will take up the role of head of Brodies’ private equity team and will spend much of his time working from Brodies’ Aberdeen office, where Ms Machin will be based.
Mr Crawford, one of Scotland’s best known corporate lawyers, acted in the £185million buyout of PSN from Halliburton and its subsequent sale to Wood Group.
Ms Machin, ranked as an “up-and-coming individual” in independent legal directory Chambers & Partners, has substantial experience in M&A, the UK private equity market, venture capital transactions and management buy-outs and buy-ins.
The duo have often worked as a team. Prior to joining CMS, they both worked with Dundas and Wilson.
Bill Drummond, managing partner of Brodies, said: “At a time when the role of private equity and funds in stimulating a return to economic growth in Scotland and the wider UK is ever more important, we are very pleased to be looking forward to welcoming Doug, Helen and Karen to Brodies.”
Kongsberg Maritime has appointed a new business manager for the offshore production division at its base in Aberdeen.
David Wilson has over 27 years’ experience in the marine engineering industry, the vast majority of which has been spent with Kongsberg.
Since 2012, Mr Wilson has held the position of general manager, Kongsberg Maritime Middle East DMCCO in Dubai.
Forum Subsea Rentals (FSR) has strengthened its senior management team with the promotion of commercial manager Nicki Nicholls to the role of global business director.
Aberdeen based ventilation and air conditioning company Aircon Scotland has launched a new heating and plumbing division with the appointment of Colin Elrick.
Since launching in March 2014, Aircon said it has tripled its staff numbers.