Anderson Strathern appoints renewables expert as firm’s energy team reports record activity

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18 April 2018

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We have continued to invest in our strategic growth with the lateral hire of renewable energy industry stalwart Alan Simpson who joins the firm as a consultant from law firm Wright, Johnston & Mackenzie where he was a partner. 

Simpson joins us as our Energy Sector Group steps up advisory activity in 2018.  

With a background in commercial property, Alan Simpson brings 15 years’ experience of working on renewable energy projects across Scotland and the UK, from onshore wind and hydro to solar and tidal. Alongside his energy credentials, Simpson also has strong links to the international renewables industry, particularly in Germany and China. 

As a firm, we have worked on a record number of renewable energy projects over the last twelve months, helping Crown Estate (Scotland) to unlock a series of offshore development opportunities, Bluemerang Capital around the sale of a combined portfolio of wind turbines to Malaysian infrastructure giant Tenaga in one the largest deals of its kind in the UK last year, acting for the landowners’ consortium on the Solwaybank wind turbine project, and acting for Elgin Energy who have built out Scotland’s largest solar park at Errol. 

Alan Simpson, Consultant, Anderson Strathern, said:

With a growing energy team and some really innovative plans for the year ahead, 2018 is a great time to be joining Anderson Strathern, a firm that I have long-admired and respected. I’m looking forward to working with the team to build new connections in the international market.

Chair of Anderson Strathern, Bruce Farquhar commented:

We’re delighted to welcome Alan to the firm. His extensive experience in the renewable energy field and his international connections will be an added strength for the firm and its future growth strategy.

Neil Farrell, Head of the firm’s Energy Sector Group said:

I’m delighted to see someone of Alan’s calibre joining us. We’ve always had a strong focus on the renewable energy sector and Alan will help us to expand this further. Anderson Strathern are committed to a greener, more energy efficient future and it’s great to see so many developers, investors and funders helping to make this happen.