Investments, transactions and intellectual property protection


Stronachs’ work in the full range of industry sectors, across oil and gas, on and offshore renewable energy, in engineering and manufacturing, plays a key role in our ability to provide vital expertise to the technology sector.

We also act for technology companies in other key sectors to the local and national economies including life sciences, food and drink production and high-end utility appliances.

Our teams provide a range of vital support services including funding, contract negotiation and intellectual property protection, trademark applications and brand development.

They offer companies involved in technology research and development and manufacturing valuable assurance as they design, build, sell and licence their products in the open market.

Our specialist oil and gas, renewables, corporate, dispute resolution and banking and finance teams act for technology developers, manufacturers and suppliers, as well as private equity and other funding streams as they work to take their ideas out of the laboratory.

Securing funding and putting in place a support structure for developers and investors facilitates growth and our banking and finance and corporate specialists have significant experience of taking technology developers from concept to full scale manufacturing or company sale.

With a fully international network at their disposal, providing support across the Americas, Europe, Africa and south east Asia, Stronachs’ teams are able to handle legal issues on patents and patent applications, copyright and confidentiality matters, trademark applications, restrictive covenants, consultancy agreements, joint projects in industry and all aspects of IP protection.

Protecting intellectual property against infringement is a key consideration and our team is able to provide the full range of support to developers and licence-holders on acquiring ownership of intellectual property and what to do when their intellectual property is being infringed by others.


Fundraising and investment

Contract negotiation

Intellectual property (IP)

IP licensing

Data protection

Key Contacts

To make an enquiry, please contact a member of staff below or call 01224 845 845

Neil Forbes

Partner, Corporate
T: 01224 845 847
M: 07740 841 284

Ross Gardner

Partner, Head of Corporate
T: 01224 845 879
M: 07739 171 075

Colin Sandilands

Partner, Head of Inverness Office
T: 01463 663 389
M: 07794 335 950

James Muir

Partner, Energy
T: 01224 845887
M: 07515 999 146

Technology News & Insights

Cybersecurity for Professional Services Seminar with Mitigo

November 15, 2023

Cybersecurity for Professional Services : Breakfast Seminars with Mitigo Cybersecurity

Aberdeen : 28 Albyn Place at 8am on 21 Nov 2023

Inverness : The Kingsmills Hotel at 8am on 22 Nov 2023

Chambers and Partners and Legal 500 UK Guides 2024

October 23, 2023

The 2024 editions of Chambers & Partners Legal Guide UK and Legal 500 UK have been launched, with Stronachs LLP being recognised in both.  The two annual reviews of the UK’s legal market rank the leading firms and lawyers in Scotland.

CPI Award – Deborah Law

August 28, 2023

Deborah Law, partner in the dispute resolution team, has been awarded the Certificate of Proficiency in Insolvency (CPI). Deborah was one of eight candidates from England, Scotland and Wales to earn a merit and was ranked first of the Scottish candidates.

Promotions June 2023

June 1, 2023

On 1 June 2023 Stronachs LLP, the full-service law practice headquartered in Aberdeen, announced a number of internal promotions. 

Neil Forbes, on behalf of the Board, said:

“We are very pleased to announce that Kirsten Anderson of our private client team and Callum Armstrong of our corporate team have been assumed as Partners.  Both joined Stronachs as trainees and it is testament to their ability and commitment to the firm and its clients that they have achieved partnership at this stage of their career.