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Ledingham Chalmers LLP

JOHNSTONE HOUSE, 52-54 ROSE STREET, ABERDEEN, AB10 1HA, SCOTLAND
Tel:
Work 01224 408408
Fax:
Fax 01224 408400
DX:
AB15 ABERDEEN
Email:
Web:
www.ledinghamchalmers.com

Peter Murray

Tel:
Work 01224 408445
Email:
Web:
www.ledinghamchalmers.com
Ledingham Chalmers LLP

Work Department

Corporate.

Position

Peter is a partner and head of corporate. He specialises in corporate finance transactions, partnership and group restructures. He has significant experience in negotiating high value commercial contracts and leading on international projects. Peter’s work often involves an intellectual property dimension, particularly in relation to service companies in the energy sector.

Career

Trained Clark & Wallace; qualified 1995; partner Ledingham Chalmers since 2002.

Member

The Law Society of Scotland; Advocate in Aberdeen; Trustee of and Registrar to the Episcopal Diocese of Aberdeen and Orkney;  Former vice-chair of Albyn School Limited; Director of Aberdeen Association of Social Service (VSA).  Aberdeen Weavers Incorporation.

Education

Dunfermline High School; Aberdeen University (LLP; Dip LP).

Leisure

Family


Scotland: Corporate and commercial

Corporate and commercial: elsewhere in Scotland

Within: Corporate and commercial: elsewhere in Scotland

Peter Murray leads Ledingham Chalmers LLP's practice, which has previously tended to stand out for its work in the oil and gas services sector. The firm recently expanded its offering, however, by launching a new exploration and production practice; this was heralded in January 2018 by the hires of Uisdean Vass  and Laura Petrie  from Womble Bond Dickinson. Further reflective of the growth of the corporate practice, Natalie Stevenson recently joined as a senior associate from CMS. Elsewhere, in addition to handling corporate and commercial matters connected with oil and gas, the firm’s workload is rounded out by mandates involving sectors such as renewable energy, property, care and leisure. Jody Mitchell, Rod Hutchison and Neil Anderson are other highly regarded practitioners in the group. Malcolm Laing serves as a consultant. Clients in this space include Total E&P UK Limited, Tendeka, Interwell, Arjo Wiggins Fine Papers and University of the Highlands and Islands.

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Scotland: Projects, energy and natural resources

Energy (excluding oil and gas)

Within: Energy (excluding oil and gas)

Ledingham Chalmers LLP is regularly involved in CHP and onshore renewable energy projects, with particular experience of advising landowners on wind, and acting for landowners and developers in hydro schemes. Noted for its historical strengths in the oil and gas sector, the firm is also being increasingly sought-after to assist oil and gas industry clients with opportunities in offshore wind. In addition, the practice is rounded out by projects spanning areas such as wave and tidal, carbon capture, transportation and storage. Clients include Arjo Wiggins Fine Papers, Aberdeen Renewable Energy Group and Puffin Energy Limited. Peter Murray and Jim Drysdale co-head the practice. Neil Anderson and consultant Allan Collie are other notable individuals.

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Scotland: Real estate

Environment

Within: Environment

Ledingham Chalmers LLP garners a significant amount of environmental work from throughout Scotland, owing to its involvement in a number of sectors, such as forestry and fisheries, farming, renewable energy and oil and gas. Practice head Jim Drysdale is knowledgeable about a wide variety of matters, such as nature conservation, waste, contaminated land and fluvial/pluvial/diffuse pollution. Solicitor advocate John Chalmers has 26 years of Sheriff Court and Court of Session litigation experience, and represents insurance companies and local authorities in litigation involving environmental issues and in judicial review cases. Other key figures include planning head David Scott, commercial lawyer Peter Murray and commercial property partner John Smart. Sarah Stuart and Neil Anderson are also recommended.

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