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Gillespie Macandrew LLP

5 ATHOLL CRESCENT, EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND
Tel:
Work 0131 225 1677
Fax:
Fax 0131 225 4519
DX:
113 EDINBURGH-1
Email:
Web:
www.gillespiemacandrew.co.uk

Simon Williams

Tel:
Work 0131 260 7516
Email:
Web:
www.gillespiemacandrew.co.uk/
Gillespie Macandrew LLP

Work Department

Energy, Natural Resources and Strategic Land

Position

Simon is a Legal Director in our Energy, Infrastructure and Natural Resources team and is qualified in both Scotland and England & Wales.

Career

He has previously spent a number of years with the industrial company Lafarge (before its merger with Tarmac), as Senior Property and Planning Counsel dealing with renewable and energy contracts, real estate and commercial leasing and general advisory work.

Simon specialises in onshore renewable energy and strategic land development projects in addition to other complex property work including minerals, investment, commercial development and security transactions.


Scotland: Projects, energy and natural resources

Energy (excluding oil and gas)

Within: Energy (excluding oil and gas)

Gillespie Macandrew LLP has an excellent record in energy, water and waste projects. It has seen its portfolio of high quality work grow; recent matters have included hydrogen electrolysis projects, storage projects and solar projects. In addition, the firm undertakes projects in Scotland and England, and it benefits from the expertise of legal director Simon Williams, who is dual-qualified in English and Scottish law. The firm's first-rate reputation in the agricultural and rural sector puts it on a strong footing to advise on the associated complexities arising from onshore, offshore and island projects. In a big-ticket transaction, in 2017, Derek McCulloch and others advised Rio Tinto on the $410m sale of its UK assets, and power and smelting business at Lochaber and Blyth, to SIMEC. Another standout highlight saw John Stirling, Murray Shaw and Colin Hamilton act for Seagreen Wind Energy in the RSPB's high-profile judicial review of the combined consent of the Forth and Tay offshore wind farms. Hamilton made partner in 2017. Amy McDowell, Alan White, Fraser Leslie and legal director Susan Day are recommended. The firm has also won work from a number of new clients, including REG Power, Environmental Energy Investments Scotland Limited and Steelwind Nordenham. Senior solicitor Stewart Crosbie joined from Morton Fraser in 2017.

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