International law firm announces new Aberdeen partner

Craig Wilson (CMS)

INTERNATIONAL law firm CMS has announced the promotion of its Aberdeen-based colleague Craig Wilson to the role of partner.

Craig is part of the firm’s Corporate Department in Aberdeen and is also a member of its Energy & Climate Change sector group. After qualifying in 2011, he joined CMS six years ago where he has specialised in energy work including a wide range of corporate M&A renewable deals across wind, solar and battery storage.

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Aberdeen-based partner Frank Fowlie, who has worked closely with Craig since he joined the firm, said: “Craig’s promotion is an exciting development for the Aberdeen office and we all look forward to supporting his ongoing progress within the firm. He has played a leading role in co-ordinating business development through our equIP programme and through our close links with Aberdeen Chamber of Commerce.”

Craig’s colleague Fiona Letham, head of the CMS Legal Services Unit in Glasgow, has also been elevated to the role of partner.

These Scottish promotions are among 54 new partners announced today by CMS across 24 cities in 17 countries around the world, reflecting the firm’s international strength and depth. Women account for 41% of this year’s global promotions.

Today’s announcement follows another year of investment in people by the firm including the on-going development of its dynamic hybrid working environment, top-quality mentoring programmes and a technology-led work allocation system.

Allan Wernham, Managing Director of CMS Scotland, said: “I’m delighted to announce these highly-merited promotions today. Fiona and Craig are two examples of the high quality colleagues we have among our ranks in Scotland. Both are effective operators in their field and have demonstrated a real commitment to clients and colleagues alike. 

“I look forward to watching them progress in their new roles as we continue to invest in the development of our people across in Scotland.”

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