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KCA Deutag Strengthens Executive Management Team with Appointment of New General Counsel

Leading global drilling and engineering contractor, KCA Deutag has appointed Tony Byrne as General Counsel.

Tony will lead the group’s legal functions worldwide from KCA Deutag’s headquarters in Aberdeen. 

An experienced legal advisor with strong industry knowledge and an impressive track record, Tony will become an integral member of the Executive Management Team and report to KCA Deutag’s Chief Executive Officer, Norrie McKay.

Mr Byrne said: “I am delighted to be joining such a high calibre senior team. This is a unique opportunity to help shape KCA Deutag’s future in a complex and fast-moving industry. I look forward to using my skills and experience to advise the group’s leadership and guide our legal functions around the world.”

Mr McKay commented: “Tony has an excellent track record and his experience in the international energy industry will be a great asset to KCA Deutag. He will play a key role in spearheading our legal and compliance activities and his guidance will help us continue to excel as a world-class, global drilling and engineering company."

Tony was previously a partner at Burness Paull, one of Scotland’s top commercial law firms, where he was responsible for providing legal support, advice and guidance to businesses based throughout the UK and overseas.