25 January 2024
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Addleshaw Goddard adds new energy-focused real estate partner in Glasgow

International law firm Addleshaw Goddard has recruited Steven McAllister as a Partner in its Real Estate team in Scotland, bolstering the firm's market leading presence in the energy sector.

McAllister, who joins the firm from Davidson Chalmers Stewart, specialises on real estate matters within the Energy & Utilities sector with wide experience in all renewable technologies, including wind, solar, battery storage and transmission/grid connection infrastructure.

He was previously in-house legal counsel in Glasgow for the world's largest independent renewable energy generator, Renewable Energy Systems.  

Addleshaw Goddard is a top ranked firm in Scotland for both Real Estate and Energy and has one of the strongest energy practices in the country. The team regularly acts on some of the largest, most complex, and innovative energy projects in Scotland and advises on developments from inception through to financial close, and on the buying and selling of projects.  

It's a go-to firm for complex, cutting edge energy developments in areas such as offshore wind, hydrogen, solar and energy storage, and provides specialist legal support in all areas including consenting, grid, offtake arrangements, regulatory matters, and construction.

The firm also has a pioneering energy for business practice advising organisations in other sectors to explore their own greener energy solutions, including many clients with large real estate portfolios. 

Alastair Cowan, Partner in the Real Estate team at Addleshaw Goddard, said: "It is great to welcome Steven and he'll be a valuable addition to our team, particularly clients operating in the energy space to whom we provide the full range of legal services. The Scottish energy market is growing, with huge opportunities particularly in relation to renewables - which are at the heart of the country's future economic prosperity. 

"Steven brings a fantastic reputation and great credentials, adding to our wealth of expertise from an extensive multi-jurisdictional network and deep resource of energy lawyers throughout the UK and internationally." 

Steven McAllister said: "I am thrilled to be joining a firm with the pedigree, ambition and international reach of Addleshaw Goddard. With the energy transition picking up pace there is so much opportunity in the Scottish market and we are well placed to help clients navigate their way through the obstacles as the world moves towards a more sustainable future. 

"Decarbonisation, and the role of renewables within that, is now front and centre for organisations in all sectors, not just energy producers, and I look forward to working with the team at Addleshaw Goddard to assist our clients on their net zero journeys."

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