Womble Bond Dickinson (WBD) has advised longstanding client Shell on the relocation of its HQ into Aberdeen city centre. The move is set to support the business as it continues its renewable energy transition.
Shell, who had been based at the Tullos building since 1973, will move its 1,000 strong workforce to the Silver Fin building on Union Street, at the heart of Aberdeen city centre.
The WBD team advising Shell was led by partner Paul Mason who provided key real estate expertise. He commented:
"It has been a pleasure working with Shell on this exciting move which will play a part in the regeneration of Aberdeen city centre and reaffirms the attractiveness of the city for high quality, modern workplaces that are fit for agile working."
Simon Roddy, senior vice president, U.K. Upstream for Shell U.K. Ltd said:
"This is great news for our staff and for our future as a key player in the North Sea's energy transition. We are working on exciting projects and technologies like carbon capture and storage and hydrogen production. This is the right move for our teams as we help shape that lower-carbon future, supporting the UK’s journey to net zero, while continuing to provide the energy the country relies on through the transition."
Ranking in the UK's top 20, WBD is the transatlantic law firm close to home providing legal expertise from across seven offices in the UK and 19 offices in the US. The firm has a large presence in Scotland and focuses on delivering legal services to clients in its key sectors, and in particular, energy, retail, real estate, financial institutions, and private client.
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