A former legal expert for French oil giant Total has has been appointed partner at Brodies’ Aberdeen office.
Bryan Wilson is former general counsel for Maersk and latterly Total following its £5.8bn takeover of Maersk Oil last year.
Brodies said Mr Wilson has led a number of oil and gas projects and has experience with operators and service companies in the UK, Scandinavia and Middle East.
He joins along with Elaine Farquharson-Black who comes on board from Burness Paull to the housebuilding and planning team.
Based in the firm’s Aberdeen office, their appointments bring the total headcount to 87, up 16% in the last 12 months.
Brodies’ managing partner, Nick Scott said: “In setting our strategic plans we listen carefully to clients and take our lead from where they tell us there will be demand for our services.
“Bryan’s arrival reflects the increase in client activity in the oil and gas market and our commitment to delivering a specialist team that reflects our client base. Bryan’s service sector expertise will complement that of our existing oil and gas partners.
“Our clients will benefit from Elaine’s extensive experience, which combined with Neil Collar will bring two of Scotland’s leading planning lawyers under one roof.
“That Elaine and Bryan have chosen Brodies is an endorsement of our commitment to our clients and to those strategic plans. They will add considerable strength to our wider partnership and in their respective practice areas. And we look forward to supporting them to achieve their ambitions here at Brodies.”