Harper Macleod’s green growth | Weightmans ‘busy’
Renewable energy specialists at law firm Harper Macleod have advised on projects generating about 6GW of renewable electricity, more than half of the capacity in Scotland.
This has involved 175 operational projects, mainly onshore wind, which makes up the vast majority. The team has also been involved in hydro, solar PV, wave and tidal schemes.
David Bone, head of renewable energy at Harper Macleod, said: “To say we have been involved in one in every two renewable electricity projects in Scotland is hugely rewarding, such is the scale of interest in Scotland’s capacity to be one of the world’s leading countries in sustainable energy generation.
“This is about helping develop Scotland’s terrific natural resources in wind and water to provide more energy security, tackle climate change, encourage outside investment and create supply opportunities in well-paid jobs that also protect our environment.”
Weightmans sees buoyant health and care sector
Weightmans’ corporate team in Glasgow advised on M&A deals in 2022 with a value of £69.6m.
The team, led by Claire McCracken, pictured, were involved in 17 acquisitions, including those led by national dental group Dentex Healthcare.
Weightmans also advised on three notable disposals across the year, including the sale of Glasgow-based research institute SB Drug Discovery, as well as the refinancing and employee buyout of Edinburgh-based Photonic Solutions from Panoramic Growth Equity.
Claire McCracken, corporate partner and regional office head, said: “2022 has been an incredibly busy year for our corporate team here in Glasgow. Despite the economic headwinds, businesses in the region have proved resilient and innovative, learning to thrive in this challenging environment. The health and care sector has proved particularly buoyant.”