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Keir Willox

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Shepherd and Wedderburn

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Corporate Finance


Keir is a partner in our Aberdeen office and works as part of the Corporate Finance team in Aberdeen. He specialises in all aspects of corporate law and has considerable experience in management buy-outs/ buy-ins; company acquisitions and disposals; business transfers; advising on shareholder agreements, articles of association and joint venture agreements. He also advises clients on company formations and provides advice and guidance on a range of general commercial contracts such as franchise agreements, distributor agreements, supply agreements and general terms of business.  Some of Keir’s most recent deals in 2017 have included:

Project Clyde
Assisting a financial planning client based in Aberdeen acquire the entire issued share capital of a Glasgow based financial planning company – deal size was approx.

Project Granite
Assisting a financial planning client based in Aberdeen acquire the entire issued share capital of another financial planning company locally based in Aberdeen

TDC (Aberdeen) Limited
Acting for TDC (Aberdeen) Limited in connection with the expansion of its trading group by the acquisition of (a) a local Aberdeen based electronics company and (b) a local Aberdeen based electrical engineering business with premises located in a prime area of Aberdeen providing good access to the harbour and South of Aberdeen

Searchwise Limited
Acted for Searchwise Limited in connection with the disposal of its refurbishment business to Irish Sea Contractors Limited


Trainee then assistant solicitor until 1995, James & George Collie; assistant solicitor, associate, partner,The Commercial Law Practice LLP - 1995-2016; partner, Shepherd and Wedderburn - 2017 to present


Member of The Society of Advocates in Aberdeen and Member of The Law Society of Scotland


LLB - University of Aberdeen – 1992
Diploma in Legal Practice – University of Aberdeen – 1993
Notary Public - 1994 

Scotland: Corporate and commercial

Corporate and commercial: Edinburgh and Glasgow

Within: Corporate and commercial: Edinburgh and Glasgow

Shepherd and Wedderburn‘s team, which ‘understands the bigger picture in terms of business consequences‘, includes a number of first-rate practitioners, such as food and drink group head George Frier and Joanna Boag-Thomson, who are ‘commercial, innovative and provide great client service‘. In addition, Danny Lee and John Morrison ‘understand points easily and their drafting is high quality‘ and senior associate Tom Swan is lauded for his ‘attention to detail‘. Stephen Trombala leads the group, which is adept in transactions spanning a wide range of industries, including food and drink, renewable energy, corporate real estate, oil and gas (upstream and services sectors), technology and life sciences. It consistently excels in headline deals; in 2017, highlights included Frier and others acting as the lead legal adviser to Chivas Brothers (part of the Pernot Ricard Group) in the sale to the Glenallachie consortium of its Glenallachie distillery, and certain whisky stock and whisky brands. Frier also led a team in the advice to Collagen Solutions on its £8m placing and open offer, and also on a £4m bond issue. Morrison assisted TVSquared (one of Scotland’s most successful recent start-up companies) with its $6.5m series A equity financing. Also recommended are George BoyleAndrew BlainPaul HallyKeir Willox, Joanna Monaghan  and Ian Mitchell.

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Corporate and commercial: elsewhere in Scotland

Within: Corporate and commercial: elsewhere in Scotland

Shepherd and Wedderburn‘s Aberdeen-led practice has gained momentum since the firm acquired The Commercial Law Partnership in January 2017. With practice head John Rutherford at the helm, the firm has won new work across all the key sectors of the north east economy, including food and drink,  financial services, renewable energy, technology and rural business. Rutherford has more than 35 years of experience acting for clients in the oil and gas service sector; his workload in this space covers investments and disposals (acting for private equity investors and management teams), and corporate structuring, among other matters. The team also includes Keir Willox, whose expertise includes company formations, joint venture agreements, MBOs/MBIs and commercial contracts.

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