Malcolm Gunnyeon > Dentons > Aberdeen, Scotland > Lawyer Profile

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Work Department

Litigation and Arbitration


Malcolm leads the Dispute Resolution team in our Aberdeen office. His principal areas of focus are corporate and contractual disputes in the oil and gas sector, insolvency proceedings and contentious health and safety matters. Malcolm has considerable experience in the offshore, food and drink and transportation sectors.

In the health and safety field Malcolm’s experience lies in handling prosecutions involving serious injuries, major workplace accidents and fatalities both on and off shore.

Malcolm is a trained mediator, is a senior tutor in Advanced Civil Litigation on the Diploma in Professional Legal Practice, and lectures on health and safety law at the University of Aberdeen. He is also the author of a report for the European Commission on the residual rules of jurisdiction in Scots law.



Qualified 2002; Dentons: solicitor 2002; associate 2007; established the Aberdeen CDR department 2007; partner 2010.


Mountaineering; golf; skiing; travel; cycling.

Lawyer Rankings

Scotland > Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation

At Dentons, the litigation practice has a track record handling public enquiries, cross-border disputes and insolvency-related work, and is led by Douglas Blyth from Glasgow. The team is active in the energy, transport and financial services sectors and advises on a range of complex disputes, including contracts and shareholder disputes – Malcolm Gunnyeon is recommended here. Other key contacts include Fiona MacGregor, who joined as Counsel from Pinsent Masons LLP, adding to the groups complex property litigation offering. Solicitor advocate Craig Neilson, who is based in the firm’s London office, will now work between London and Scotland. Elsewhere, Gareth Hale left to join Brodies LLP.