By Ian McConnell

LAW firm Dentons has appointed Claire Armstrong to the newly created role of Scotland managing partner.

Ms Armstrong, an investment funds and corporate finance partner in the UK corporate practice, joined the firm in 2011.

Dentons said Ms Armstrong would work alongside office head for Glasgow Alison Bryce and Kirsti Olson. Ms Olson is office head for Edinburgh.

Paul Jarvis, who will become chief executive of Dentons’ UK, Ireland and Middle East region on May 1, said: “I’m delighted to have such a strong leadership team in Scotland.”

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He added: “Scotland is an important market for our clients across the world and I’m very much looking forward to working with Claire and the other partners in Scotland to deliver on the exciting plans we have for our Scottish business.”

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Dentons noted Ms Armstrong had recently advised on the merger of Murray Income Trust with Perpetual Income & Growth Investment Trust, a deal which had created one of the largest investment trusts in the UK equity income sector, with gross assets of around £1 billion.

The law firm noted its Scottish team had also advised on the establishment of the Scottish National Investment Bank.