Addleshaw Goddard is moving to new office space in Aberdeen, supporting the firm’s growth plans and to meet client demand.
The Aberdeen team will move to Prime Four Business Park at the beginning of July, taking office space in the ultra-modern facility, with capacity for up to 30 staff and extensive client facilities, moving from the firm’s current accommodation on Rubislaw Terrace.
Addleshaw Goddard is the first law firm to occupy Prime Four, with the move driven in part by client demand, but also by better connectivity to the AWPR and Aberdeen Airport.
Addleshaw Goddard will occupy space freed up by the growing professional services firm Anderson Anderson Brown, which is moving towards more flexible working and office space requirements.
This follows a strong period of growth for Addleshaw Goddard’s Aberdeen team and reflects the firm’s Scotland-wide and international ambitions, particularly in the energy and digital sectors. The firm recently opened a new office in Hamburg, with strong expertise in energy and renewables.
Aberdeen’s energy sector continues to show resilience, with recent data from the 30th Oil and Gas survey, conducted by Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce, revealing 45% of contractors had increased investment spending in the UKCS in the past 12 months, while 40% of firms increased their total workforce in the past year.
Ross McKenzie, partner at Addleshaw Goddard, said: “Aberdeen remains an anchor for the oil and gas industry, with its continued strength and diversification into renewables attracting international interest.
“Addleshaw Goddard recognises the ambition and growth of the sector and is therefore investing heavily in our north east presence, from a state-of-the-art office with excellent transport links, to the expansion of our team and service offering."
David McEwing who joined the firm from Pinsent Masons this year adds “This move reflects the change in working practices, with a focus on more agile working. We are able to provide our Energy clients with access to our international lawyers to meet the demands of our clients across the whole energy chain from upstream and oilfield service companies, to those clients who are focussed on the transition from oil to low carbon.”
The new office will also allow Addleshaw Goddard to provide more training opportunities for clients.