MacRoberts has strengthened its corporate finance and employment practices with the promotion of two new partners.

Bonar Mercer specialises in corporate law, focusing on transactional work including mergers, acquisitions and investments. He advises on transactions across numerous sectors of the economy, with particular experience in healthcare, financial services/insurance and energy. Bonar’s clients include owner-managed businesses, corporate acquirers, investors and public sector bodies. Bonar’s work in recent years has also contributed to MacRoberts winning Corporate & Commercial Team of the Year at the Scottish Legal Awards 2020 and being Highly Commended for M&A Team of the Year (Mid-Sized Deal) at the British Legal Awards 2019.

Kenny Scott advises local and national employers across a wide range of sectors on the full spectrum of employment law and HR matters. Accredited as a specialist in Employment Law by the Law Society of Scotland, Kenny has extensive experience of advising on organisational change, TUPE, disciplinary and grievance matters, whistleblowing, data protection and the employment aspects of insolvency situations. He also regularly advises senior executives and individuals on settlement agreements, restrictive covenants and bringing employment tribunal claims.

Neil Kennedy, Managing Partner, said:

“Bonar and Kenny are both extremely talented lawyers and we are delighted to have promoted them to the partnership in recognition of their success and contribution to the firm.

I wish them all the best for this next stage of their careers, and have no doubt that they will continue to make a significant contribution to the success of their teams and the firm.”

MacRoberts’ Corporate Finance team is recognised as one of Scotland’s leading corporate practices, and has worked on some of Scotland’s most high-profile deals. In 2022, the team advised PLCs, owner-managed businesses and investors across various sectors on a large number of sales, acquisitions and equity investments with an aggregate value of over £1 billion.

MacRoberts' Employment team is the longest-established specialist employment law team in Scotland, and advises some of the best-known employers across Scotland and the rest of the UK, including SMEs, national PLCs, utilities companies, charities and local authorities, on all areas of employment law.

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