International corporate law firm, Rooney Nimmo is pleased to announce that Scott Nelson has joined the firm as a partner, based in its London and Edinburgh offices. Scott is a highly-experienced corporate transactional lawyer who has spent his entire legal career focused on the representation of leading private equity funds and sponsors in all aspects of their investment and transactional activity.
Before joining Rooney Nimmo, Scott was a global partner at Baker McKenzie, where he split his time between London and Johannesburg. Prior to that, he served as head of the private equity practice at Africa’s largest law firm. 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. He has represented some of the most significant sponsors focused on and operating in the markets in which he has been principally involved. He has been rated as a leading lawyer by the Chambers and Partners Global since 2012.
Founding Partner, John Nimmo said, “Scott adds tremendous weight to our international funds and private equity transaction offering. His vast experience will complement our offices in the UK, US and affiliations in China, and greatly benefit our existing client base. We are very pleased to have him as part of the team.”