Dentons appoints Claire Armstrong as Scotland managing partner



Claire Armstrong

Dentons has appointed Claire Armstrong to the newly-created role of Scotland managing partner.

Working alongside Glasgow’s Alison Bryce and Edinburgh’s Kirsti Olson, she will drive forward the firm’s strategy to be the leading international law firm in Scotland.

Ms Armstrong said: “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.”

An investment funds and corporate finance partner in the firm’s UK corporate practice, Ms Armstrong 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.

Paul Jarvis, who will become CEO of Dentons’ UK, Ireland and Middle East region on 1 May 2021, said: “I’m delighted to have such a strong leadership team in Scotland. Scotland is an important market for our clients across the world and I’m very much looking forward to working with Claire and the other partners in Scotland to deliver on the exciting plans we have for our Scottish business.”



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