Ewan Neilson > Stronachs LLP > Aberdeen, Scotland > Lawyer Profile

Stronachs LLP
AB10 1YL

Work Department

Energy and Natural Resources-Oil & Gas; Corporate; Commercial.


Consultant and specialist in energy work and corporate/corporate finance and included within those specialist areas are energy upstream, mid-stream, technology, and corporate finance.  Ewan acts for management teams, banks and institutions and has been involved in a number of large scale overseas transactions in the development of game-changing new technology in the oil and gas industry.


Trained Macfarlanes; qualified 1989; worked in City of London as international banking lawyer; energy/corporate lawyer, Aberdeen 1993 to date; worked on international transactions in several jurisdictions; partner Stronachs LLP 2007 to date.  Co-editor and contributor to ‘The Technical and Legal Guide to the UK Oil and Gas Industry’ (September 2007); ‘Global Hydrocarbons – Markets, Trading, Refining, Transportation’; ‘Global Hydrocarbons – Unconventional Oil and Gas, Commercial Contracts, Transparency’ and ‘Global Hydrocarbons – Climate Change and Emissions, Technology, Regulations’ (September 2011).




Law Society of Scotland; Law Society of England and Wales; Energy Institute.


London School of Economics (1981 BSc Econ); Law College, Guildford.


Sport, running, bagpipes, travel, theatre, writing.

Lawyer Rankings

Scotland > Projects, energy and natural resources > Oil and gas

Stronachs LLP is home to a ‘comprehensive knowledge’ of upstream acquisitions and disposals, field developments, decommissioning issues, technology-related deals, debt refinancing and energy transition mandates. Practice head Ewan Neilson has overseen energy matters in Africa, North America, Australasia and the Far-East; he is supported by James Downie, a specialist in M&A, development and operation contract endeavours.