DWF Adds New Corporate Partner in Scotland


DWF a global provider of integrated legal and business services, has appointed Jonathan Kirkwood as a new corporate partner in Edinburgh. With over 24 years of expertise in corporate law, Jonathan Kirkwood joins DWF as a corporate partner after nearly 15 years at Pinsent Masons.

Jonathan brings extensive experience in advising international clients and leading on large-scale M&A transactions, investments, joint ventures and reorganisations within the energy sector. His practice has a particular focus on oil & gas and renewables and on carbon capture projects and battery storage technology. He also advises clients within the fishing and higher education sectors.

Frank Shephard, Global Head of Corporate at DWF, said: “Jonathan’s arrival marks a significant addition to our corporate team in Scotland. With his extensive experience in advising international clients across complex transactions, Jonathan brings invaluable expertise to the business. His deep understanding of the energy sector, particularly in areas like renewables and emerging technologies, will further strengthen our existing international capabilities in this area.”

Jonathan Kirkwood added: “I am delighted to join DWF in Scotland with its energy credentials being a key draw to me given my experience in the sector. As a global, full service law firm, DWF is brilliantly positioned to deliver large corporate transactions for national and international clients. I look forward to supporting the growth of the corporate practice in Scotland through collaboration and innovation with clients and colleagues across the business.”

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