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

Stronachs LLP
AB10 1YL

Work Department

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


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. Member of Stronachs management board. Head of corporate/commercial department.


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 regularly acts on upstream M&A in the UK and overseas, oil field developments, decommissioning projects, and matters arising from new energy sector technologies. Ewan Neilson leads the department and regularly acts for oil, energy and technology companies; James Downie is also a key name for decommissioning work and James Muir focuses on transactional work and energy projects.