Law firm Pinsent Masons tops Aim league table

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LAW firm Pinsent Masons has been named as the leading legal adviser to the Alternative Investment Market (Aim).

The latest Aim Advisers Rankings guide found that the firm has a total of 56 clients on the junior market, 13 more than its nearest rival, London-based Memery Crystal.

Scottish Aim-quoted companies it works with include dating website operator Cupid and oil and gas explorers Trinity Exploration & Production and Ithaca Energy.

UK-wide, Pinsent Masons has won seven new Aim clients since the last round of research last year, including biopharmaceuticals company Valirx and Latin American power company Rurelec.

Its roster of Aim clients was boosted by last year’s tie-up with McGrigors, which had a number of oil and gas firms on its books.

Pinsent Masons’ Glasgow-based corporate partner and capital markets specialist Rosalie Chadwick, said: “Our presence in the City of London combined with international reach have proven to be an appealing proposition for Scottish clients who want to access growth markets and capital outside the UK.

“Similarly, our reach across Scotland is useful to international investors seeking to do 
business here. We take a long-term, sector-led approach with our clients and it seems to be working – despite tough market conditions.”

Earlier this year, the firm advised Edinburgh-based Cupid on the disposal of its casual dating business, including sites such as Benaughty.com and Flirt.com, to co-founder Max Polyakov for £45 million.