Shepherd and Wedderburn appoints Peter Smith to lead property team in Aberdeen
Peter Smith has joined Shepherd and Wedderburn as a commercial property partner, heading the firm’s real estate team in the Aberdeen office and bringing 19 years’ expertise advising clients in the real estate sector.
Mr Smith, who will lead the development of the firm’s real estate practice in the north-east of Scotland, joined Shepherd and Wedderburn on 1 August, having been a partner in Burness Paull’s commercial real estate team since 2012.
He has a broad client base operating across sectors including hospitality and leisure, oil and gas services, retail, development and agriculture/rural business, and is individually ranked by Chambers and Partners.
Andrew Blain, managing partner at Shepherd and Wedderburn, said: “I am pleased to announce that Peter will join the firm to lead and further the development of our real estate practice in north-east Scotland. I am confident that with his local insight and well-established network in the region, Peter will play a key role in helping us to achieve our growth ambitions.”
Mr Smith said: “I am delighted to be joining Shepherd and Wedderburn. The firm recognises that the north-east is a great place to work and do business, and is committed to growing its practice in the region. Shepherd and Wedderburn has a clear strategy for sustainable growth and it is exciting to become part of it.”