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QUARTERMILE ONE, 15 LAURISTON PLACE, EDINBURGH, EH3 9EP, SCOTLAND
Tel:
Work 0330 222 0050
Fax:
Fax 0330 222 0052
DX:
ED137 EDINBURGH
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www.dentons.com
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Claire Armstrong

Tel:
Work 0330 222 1648
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Dentons

Work Department

Corporate and Financial Services

Position

A partner specialising in M&A, listed funds and private equity with a particular focus on providing transactional advice to clients in the financial services sector. Expertise also includes joint ventures. Recent experience includes: acting for the EBT trustee in the disposal of Martin Currie to Legg Mason (£undisclosed); advising Dalmore Capital on various transactions as part of its ongoing private equity fund investment program including its recent investment as a member of the consortium acquiring a 61% stake in the National Grid’s gas distribution business; advising Railpen Investments in relation to its extensive investment program, including its unlisted investments and advising a large UK-based asset manager in relation to unlisted investments. Claire also has a range of experience in advising closed-ended listed funds, both in advisory and transactional capacities. She provides advice to a variety of listed funds managed by management houses large and small, including the Baillie Gifford & Co listed funds stable and Standard Life Private Equity. Very recently Claire took the lead on the design and launch of asset manager Downing's first investment trust with a Premium Listing on the LSE. Claire is currently working with SFS-fund The PRS REIT and a demerger scheme of arrangement for a large UK corporate finance firm.

Career

Trained Archibald, Campbell & Harley WS; qualified Scotland 2000; Biggart Baillie 2001-08; qualified England and Wales 2008; associate Fasken Martineau LLP 2008; partner Fasken Martineau LLP 2010; Maclay Murray & Spens 2011; partner 2014.

Education

St Georges School for Girls, Edinburgh; University of Dundee (1997 LLB (Hons); 1998 Dip LP).

Leisure

Skiing; hill walking; cooking; entertaining.


Scotland: Finance

Investment funds

Within: Investment funds

The practice at Dentons regularly advises its blue-chip client roster on issues relating to fund financing, regulatory matters, corporate structures and disputes. The firm has notable expertise in handling corporate and banking structures with fund involvement; it leverages the firm's knowledge of tax, insurance and trust law. Claire Armstrong is based in Edinburgh and leads the Scotland asset management offering.

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