Shepherd and Wedderburn appoints new head of Aberdeen office



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John Rutherford

Aberdeen based John Rutherford has joined Shepherd and Wedderburn as a consultant to head up and develop the firm’s Aberdeen operations.

Mr Rutherford joins from Pinsent Masons, where he was a senior corporate partner specialising in corporate and corporate finance work including acquisitions and disposals, private equity and corporate reorganisations.

Shepherd and Wedderburn chief executive, Stephen Gibb said: “Together with technology businesses, energy and renewables forms a nucleus of activity for our corporate practice. With John’s extensive experience in both sectors, his appointment is a great addition to a team that is routinely called upon to act in ground-breaking deals.”

Speaking about his appointment, Mr Rutherford said: “I have long been an admirer of Shepherd and Wedderburn, a firm that is supremely well-equipped to attract and retain so many top-drawer clients with interests that span key industries and across so many jurisdictions.

“Working in Aberdeen, I certainly understand the current economic challenges faced by businesses in the region, but I also see businesses that are innovating and adapting well to these challenges, and in my new role I  look forward to helping them find the right solutions to forge ahead.”