Ours is a strong, focused and dedicated team with solicitors qualified in both Scotland and in England and Wales. This means we can act on behalf of clients operating across the UK, without reference to other law firms. When it comes to international matters, we regularly call on the services offered by our World Services Group partner firms and other long-term associated firms.
The advice we offer is both strategic and transactional and encompasses all aspects of corporate recovery, corporate insolvency and distressed asset lending. We act for a range of banks, insolvency practitioners and businesses on issues as diverse as property, intellectual property and pensions.
With significant experience and in-depth knowledge, we’re able to understand quickly our clients’ position and provide responsive, commercial and practical advice.
Drawing on the skills of our multidisciplinary specialists, our team of dedicated finance lawyers advise on a wide range of finance-related matters. Our significant experience gives us the ability to provide responsive, practical advice tailored to our clients' business objectives.
Acting for a wide range of banks, financial institutions, corporate borrowers and sponsors, we have specialist expertise in: project finance - especially in transport infrastructure and renewable energy; property and leveraged/acquisition finance; refinancing and restructuring of distressed debt; Scottish advice in relation to securitisation and debt capital markets and oil and gas lending.
Shepherd and Wedderburn is at the top of the pack when it comes to restructuring and insolvency, with a pragmatic and sensible approach and excellent client-facing skills.
Administrators of Heritable Bank plc
Acting for the administrators of Heritable Bank plc, a subsidiary of Icelandic bank, Landsbanki.
Bilfinger Berger Project Investments Limited
Acted for a consortium led by international construction and services group Bilfinger Berger in a £380 million financing to deliver the Design Build Finance Operate (DBFO) project for the M80 Stepps to Haggs.
Providing Scottish legal advice to the financial services group Cattles plc and subsidiary companies in relation to their high profile debt restructuring.
Clydesdale Bank Plc
Acted as Scottish legal advised on a £10 billion securitisation involving the establishment of a buy-to-let residential mortgage backed note programme by Lannaraig Master Issuer Plc and the issuance of £670 million and £159 million of notes under the programme.
Advised Deloitte as administrators of Mathiesons Bakeries, including the sale of the business and assets.
Ernst & Young
Advised Ernst & Young as the receivers of Inveresk plc, in respect of a sale of the business and assets of the company.
Global Infrastructure Partners
Advised Global Infrastructure Partners, a leading global infrastructure fund in relation to Real Estate, Planning and Finance aspects of their acquisition from British Airways Authority of Edinburgh Airport for £807.2 million.
Acted for Infinis plc (a Terra Firma company) in the £173.6 million project financing, which took place simultaneously with the purchase of the Minsca, Dalswinton and Slieve Divena windfarms.
Advised KPMG as administrators of the RB Farquhar group.
Advised KPMG as the liquidators of St Margarets School, Edinburgh.
Lloyds Banking Group and BNP Paribas
Advising the lenders, Lloyds Banking Group and BNP Paribas, on the provision of facilities to Faroe Petroleum Plc by means of a US$250 million reserve based facility and an NOK1 billion exploration finance facility.
Acted as legal advisers to the Trustees of the Miller Group Limited Pension Scheme in relation the restructuring of the Miller Group. The equity and debt restructuring involved a significant equity investment by GSO Capital Partners, part of the Blackstone group, and a refinancing of the Miller Group’s senior debt facilities.
- Aircraft Medical
- Allied Irish Banks
- Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi
- BDO Stoy Hayward
- Begbies Traynor
- Bibby Factors
- Clydesdale Bank
- Deutsche Bank
- Ernst & Young
- Fergusson Group
- French Duncan
- Heineken UK Limited
- Johnston Carmichael
- Royal Company of Archers
- RSM Tenon
- Scarborough Group
- Seven Energy
- The Insolvency Service
- Trouw UK
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