International law firm Addleshaw Goddard has added an experienced new Partner to its Commercial team with the recruitment of Ross Nicol from Dentons.

Ross specialises in advising clients on intellectual property, information technology, data privacy and broader commercial contracts matters. He has two decades' experience of working across a broad range of sectors, including retail and consumer, food and beverage, life sciences/healthcare and financial services. He also has extensive experience of deploying new technologies and service solutions, for the innovative delivery of legal services.

The appointment continues the impressive growth of Addleshaw Goddard's team in Scotland and is the latest in a series of senior hires for the firm north of the Border.

Helena Brown, Partner in the Commercial team and Head of Data at Addleshaw Goddard, said: "We are absolutely committed to expanding our commercial practice and attracting someone of Ross' stature demonstrates Addleshaw Goddard's standing in the market. Ross is a hugely experienced lawyer with a great reputation and is recognised as a leading practitioner in Scotland. He will expand our capacity to support clients here, in the wider UK and internationally.

"As our team grows, we continue to open new doors and see increasing demand from our clients for broader and deeper commercial support. Ross will play a key role in developing the commercial team's work in IP/IT, data, privacy, contracts and outsourcing and work closely with teams across other areas of the firm."

Ross, who is recommended by leading legal directories Chambers UK and Legal 500 for IT & Outsourcing and Intellectual Property, said: "I have watched Addleshaw Goddard make a huge impact in the market and I am looking forward to working with the excellent team here to enhance the position of the team in Scotland and beyond. The legal landscape is changing, as is the way that we deliver our services for clients and joining a firm ranked among the most innovative firms in Europe was a huge attraction."