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Gordon Hobkirk

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Work 0330 222 1811
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Corporate and Financial Services

Position

Corporate partner practising in Aberdeen and the North East of Scotland with particular expertise in M&A transactions, business start-ups, joint ventures and reorganisations in the energy, aquaculture and food & drink sectors.  Recent transactions include acting for the management team in the MBO of a construction company, acting for the buyer in a pre-pack purchase of an oil service business, the reorganisation of a farming partnership and acting for sellers in the disposal of on-shore wind farms.

Career

Scottish Development Agency 1985 – 1987 (trainee solicitor); Rodime PLC 1987 – 1988 (legal advisor); MacClure Naismith 1988 – 1992 (assistant solicitor and associate); Iain Smith & Co 1993 – 2007  (from 1995 -2007 as partner); Maclay Murray & Spens LLP 2007 – 2013 (partner); Bond Dickinson LLP 2013 – 2016 (partner); and Maclay Murray & Spens 2017 – date (partner).

Member

The Law Society of Scotland

Education

Craigmount High School, Edinburgh; University of Edinburgh (LLB (Hons) – 1984 and Diploma in Legal Practice – 1985).

Leisure

Golf, reading, travel and family life.


Scotland: Corporate and commercial

Corporate and commercial: elsewhere in Scotland

Within: Corporate and commercial: elsewhere in Scotland

Dentons¬†merged with Scottish firm Maclay Murray & Spens LLP in October 2017; in the oil and gas sector, the combined entity‚Äôs practice benefits from the synergies between¬†Dentons‚Äė pre-existing¬†offering to operators/licence holders and the latter firm‚Äôs historical strengths in acting for supply chain clients. Gordon Hobkirk¬†leads the team in Aberdeen, which also has a strong client following in food and drink, financial services, retail and renewable energy.¬† In 2017, Hobkirk and associate Nicola Rae¬†acted for three special purpose vehicles (SPVs) set up by Muirden Energy in the disposal of the business and assets of the SPVs to a third party purchaser. Motion Software Limited, Hutcheson Services Limited and Grieg Seafood Shetland Limited are among a number of recent client wins. Bill Fowler¬†divides time between Edinburgh and Aberdeen.

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