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Clyde & Co divests private client practice to Gillespie Macandrew
international law firm Clyde & Co is to transfer its Edinburgh-based private client practice to Scottish practice Gillespie Macandrew with effect from 2 September 2019.
Under the agreement the team, led by partner Nikki Dundas, will move across to the specialist private client firm. Providing services including succession and tax planning, powers of attorney, executry administration, elderly client care, commercial property transactions and ancillary advice, it became part of Clyde & Co when that firm merged with Simpson & Marwick in 2015. Clyde & Co's residential property division in Scotland will continue to trade under the Simpson & Marwick brand.
The transfer consolidates Gillespie Macandrew’s position in the private client sector while allowing Clyde & Co to focus on its core global sectors of insurance, energy, trade and commodities, transport, and infrastructure.
Gillespie Macandrew CEO Robert Graham-Campbell commented: “I am delighted that this highly respected team is joining our leading private client group. We share a common commitment to the private client sector and by joining together offer an unparalleled strength in the private client and tax legal offering in Scotland.”
David Tait, managing partner for Clyde & Co Scotland said: “Gillespie Macandrew is an excellent fit for Nikki and her team and allows them to carry on providing high quality private client work for their clients. We thank Nikki and the team for their contribution to the firm over the years and wish them all the best for the future.”