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Blackwood Partners

Banking & Finance

1 ranked lawyersBand 4ScotlandUK 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Highly regarded Aberdeen-based practice with a longstanding track record in acquisition finance, particularly with regard to the oil and gas sector. Experienced acting on matters involving private equity. Acts for both lender and borrower-side clients.

Strengths

Clients state: "It's a small boutique team that delivers quality work in a timely manner."

"They work as a team and are client-facing and responsive," according to another interviewee.

Work highlights

Assisted SCF Partners with the banking and finance aspects of its public-to-private acquisition of Score Group.

Notable practitioners

Scott Swankie is an Aberdeen-based practitioner who is well known for acting on financing matters in the oil and gas sector. He is skilled in representing borrowers and lenders on a range of issues, from refinancing to acquisition finance.
"He's commercial and never drops the ball on complex matters." "He's a solution-driven practitioner."

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Scott Swankie
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