Gilson Gray appoints oil and gas leader as new partner

Findlay Anderson

FULL-SERVICE legal firm Gilson Gray has appointed Findlay Anderson as partner, strengthening its fast-growing corporate practice in Aberdeen.

Findlay brings a wealth of experience, having spent the past two decades in senior leadership roles across the energy industry, including at GE Oil and Gas and as partner at McGrigors.

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Most recently he was vice president and general counsel for oilfield equipment at Baker Hughes, supporting global operations. Findlay was also the company’s global crisis manager and emergency response leader.

He is currently chair of Offshore Energies UK’s (OEUK) Diversity and Inclusion Task Group, and also sits on the policy council for Aberdeen and Grampian Chamber of Commerce.

The appointment follows a series of deals in Scotland and England, which has seen Gilson Gray rapidly expand, including the acquisition of The Law Practice in Aberdeen earlier this year. Findlay joins a Scotland-wide corporate team, across offices in Aberdeen, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dundee and East Lothian.

Findlay Anderson said: “I’m thrilled to be joining Gilson Gray while it’s still in a period of enormous growth. I’ve been watching the firm go from strength to strength in Aberdeen and beyond, building a reputation as one of Scotland’s leading legal firms. The team is committed to embracing change and has the expertise and full range of services to support the energy sector throughout the ongoing transformation.”

Glen Gilson, chairman and managing partner of Gilson Gray, added: “Findlay is a prime example of the talent we are adding to our firm as we seek to rapidly expand in major cities across the UK. He is not only an exceptional lawyer but comes with significant management experience. He is a strong commercial operator and I am delighted to have him join our business.”

Calum Crighton, partner and head of energy at Gilson Gray, added: “Findlay’s impressive background and extensive leadership experience in oil and gas will enhance our expanding corporate practice. There are clear challenges for the energy industry at the moment, but with that comes some significant opportunities – particularly around the transition to net zero. Our team is well placed to advise clients during this next chapter.”

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