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Pinsent Masons

Opinion

Opinion: 2018 promises to be another roller coaster

The last 12 months has seen something of a ‘changing of the guard’ in the North Sea as some of the major operators loosened control while other sharpened their focus on core areas for investment which resulted in a wave of mergers and acquisitions bringing on board new entrants to the UKCS.

OTC

Opinion: Time to bang drum for UK oil industry

A substantial number from Aberdeen’s oil and gas community are this week on the other side of the Atlantic as OTC kicks off in Houston and never has there been a more important time for those involved in the energy sector to be banging the drum for the UK oil and gas industry.

Opinion

Bob Ruddiman: New energy secretary has “impossibly wide remit”

His new title – secretary of state for the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) – is “challenging” but Greg Clark, the new "energy secretary" to all intents and purposes, arrived in Aberdeen this week for his first "meet and greet" with industry and civic leaders.

Other News

Pinsent Masons and Brodies hail revenue increases

Two law firms with operations in Aberdeen managed to grow their revenues in 2015/16, they revealed today. Pinsent Masons recorded global turnover of £382.3million in the year to April 30, 2016, up 5.5% on the previous 12 months. The firm’s profits per partner increased by 2.3% to £550,000.

Opinion

Opinion: The industry’s gender pay gap

The publishing of gender pay gaps by employers has been expected, although the prospect of sector-based league tables has come as more of a surprise. Now the pressure is on businesses to get their act together and meet this challenge head on.