Three partners for Pinsent Masons in Scotland
Of the 18 lawyers being made up to partner, eight are women.
This takes the proportion of females in the partnership to 23% and closer to the 2018 target of 25% female representation set out in the firm’s gender balance programme Project Sky.
Glasgow-based Nick Carlin (above left), who started at the firm as a trainee 12 years ago, has been appointed partner in the energy team which was recently appointed to act in one of Scotland’s largest oil industry transactions, the £500 million acquisition by SSE of some of Total’s West of Shetland operations.
Procurement specialist Caroline Ramsay (above) recently defended the European Commission in an action involving renewable energy subsidies in Germany, where Pinsent Masons has just opened a second office in Dusseldorf.
Edinburgh-based Jae Fassam (above right) has been appointed partner in the pensions team and has experience of advising on pension aspects of corporate and finance transaction, large-scale M&A projects and in dealing with the Pensions Regulator and HMRC on regulatory matters.
In addition, three senior associates, Stacey Cassidy (Projects), Lesley-Anne Todd (Property) and Joanne Stewart (Technology, Media, Telecoms) have been promoted to legal director.
Pinsent Masons employs more than 480 staff, including 73 partners, at offices in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen.
Kirk Murdoch, chairman for Scotland and Northern Ireland, said: “Energy, EU and pensions are all important focus areas for the firm.”
Richard Foley, senior partner, added: “This year’s promotion round is a reflection of both the quality of people within the firm, and our broader commitment to ensuring that talent can flourish at Pinsent Masons irrespective of gender.”