Dentons has appointed Claire Armstrong to the newly-created role of Scotland Managing Partner. Working alongside Office Head for Glasgow, Alison Bryce, and Office Head for Edinburgh, Kirsti Olson, Ms Armstrong will drive forward Dentons' strategy to be the leading international law firm in Scotland.
She said: “2021 marks the firm's 150th anniversary in Scotland, and throughout our history we have advised Scottish clients on their most important legal matters.
"Our ambition is to continue this rich tradition, working with clients across Scotland, from well established brands and household names with whom we have longstanding relations, through to start ups and all businesses in-between. We also bring to international businesses with investment plans in Scotland and Scottish businesses with international ambitions the scale and quality that no other law firm in the market can match. I look forward to working with Kirsti and Alison and the Scottish team as we take Dentons forward on its journey from Scotland's oldest commercial law firm to Scotland's leading global law firm."
Ms Armstrong joined Dentons in 2011. An investment funds and corporate finance partner in the firm's UK corporate practice, she recently led the merger of Scottish investment company, Murray Income Trust PLC with Perpetual Income & Growth Investment Trust plc, creating one of the largest investment trusts in the UK Equity Income sector, with gross assets of around £1 billion.