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Rooney Nimmo recruits Scott Nelson to its London office

Corporate law firm Rooney Nimmo has recruited a former partner at heavyweight US firm Baker McKenzie to join its Edinburgh office.

University of Edinburgh graduate Scott Nelson, who will also work out of Rooney Nimmo’s London base, has spent his legal career representing private equity funds in their investment and deal activity. He is an expert on investment in Africa, where he has spent much of his career based in Johannesburg.

Before joining Rooney Nimmo, Nelson was a global partner at Baker McKenzie where he split his time between London and South Africa.  Prior to that he served as head of the private equity practice at Africa’s largest law firm ENSAfrica.

Rooney Nimmo’s founding partner John Nimmo said: “Scott adds tremendous weight to our international funds and private equity transaction offering. Scott’s exposure to the international emerging markets, Africa in particular, has given him significant experience managing large complex cross-border sponsor-related transactions in areas of the world that are often difficult to manage.”