Fast expanding legal firm bolsters corporate team with two new hires

Morgen Opala (Gilston Gray)

FULL-service legal firm Gilson Gray has further strengthened its corporate team with two new hires.

Donald Lawrie Morrison, a Senior Solicitor based in the firm’s Aberdeen office, joins from Squire Patton Boggs in London where his practice focused on multi-sectoral UK and international M&A, private equity and venture capital transactions.

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Morgen Opala, a solicitor based in the firm’s Dundee office, joins from Blackwood Partners in Aberdeen where she had experience in private equity backed transactions, M&A and banking and finance transactions predominantly in the energy sector.

Donald Lawrie Morrison
Donald Lawrie Morrison

Donald Lawrie Morrison said: “I am pleased to join Gilson Gray at what promises to be an exciting stage of the firm’s growth journey. I look forward to leveraging my experience in complex and cross-border transactions to further strengthen the firm’s position in the evolving UK and international corporate market and support the firm’s vision for the future.”

Morgen Opala said: “I am passionate about providing high-quality and efficient legal services that meet the needs and expectations of my clients. I enjoy working with a diverse and collaborative team at Gilson Gray, one of Scotland’s leading full-service law firms. My goal is to continue to grow and excel as a solicitor and to contribute to the success and reputation of Gilson Gray.”

Findlay Anderson, Partner and Head of Corporate, added: “The corporate division has ambitious growth plans for the future including targeting new business both in the UK and internationally, further developing our existing multi-sectoral corporate finance capability and expanding our corporate footprint across our key locations. Donald and Morgen’s appointments complement these plans and will further strengthen the capabilities of our corporate practice.”

With offices in Aberdeen, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dundee, East Lothian, Forfar and Lincoln, Gilson Gray is one of the fastest-growing law firms in the UK.

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