Dentons promotes three new partners in Scotland

Claire Armstrong - managing partner at Dentons

DENTONS, the world’s largest law firm, is promoting three new partners in Scotland.

The new partners are Linzi Hedalen, in Contentious Construction, Adam Knowles in Corporate and Owen McLennan in Corporate Funds, who are all currently senior associates based in the firm’s Edinburgh office.

These promotions come as Dentons announces a total of nine new partners in the UK, Ireland and Middle East (UKIME) region, all taking effect from 1 May.

Claire Armstrong, Dentons Scotland managing partner, said: “I’d like to congratulate our three new partners in Scotland on their well-deserved promotions.

These latest promotions reflect the success of our Senior Development Programme which helps high-performing senior associates bridge the gap to partnership with coaching on inspirational and inclusive leadership, financial management, business development, innovation, legal project management, resilience and wellbeing.

It’s fantastic to see that the Programme has delivered another outstanding group of up-and-coming lawyers to the partnership, especially in a year where we celebrate our 150th anniversary in Scotland.”

Linzi Hedalen specialises in dispute resolution work, with a particular focus on resolving issues arising in high-value onshore and offshore construction projects. She studied Law at the University of Glasgow and spent part of her degree studying at the University at Buffalo, New York. She joined Dentons in 2010 as a trainee and qualified into the Construction team in 2012.

Adam Knowles advises both public and private companies on a wide range of UK and international corporate and commercial matters. He studied Law at the University of Edinburgh and qualified as a solicitor in September 2009. He joined Dentons in 2016.

Owen McLennan qualified as a solicitor in Scotland in 2010 and joined Dentons in 2014. He studied Law at the University of Glasgow and subsequently at the University of Cambridge. His experience covers a wide breadth of funds and  investment work.  He has acted on numerous primary and secondary fund structurings and re-structurings, co-investments and listing transactions, with particular experience in the private equity sector and fund regulation.

These promotions come shortly after Dentons announced it is moving its Edinburgh office to a new flagship development at Haymarket in the heart of the city’s west end – an easily accessible premium location for the firm’s people and clients – later this year.

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