Burness Paull

Banking & Finance Department

Scotland
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What the team is known for Highly respected banking team that is noted for its work in fund and real estate finance. Other areas of expertise include debt sales and leveraged finance. Demonstrates particular experience in the oil and gas sector. Frequently represents major high street banks and leading Scottish corporates. Equally skilled in acting as borrower-side and lender-side counsel for both national and international clients.

Strengths"They have a wide range of experience and skills across the team and are always very approachable," reports one source.

"Client service is clearly a priority; the team are excellent at thinking outside the box and involving expertise from other areas of the firm wherever that might be required," notes one client, adding: "Their response times reflect their commercial awareness and they react quickly to ensure that we can optimise our business."

Interviewees note: "They are a really great team, pragmatic and excellent."

Work highlights Represented Santander in the £45 million refinancing of Robertson Homes.

Notable practitioners


Dawn Reoch
regularly advises on corporate and acquisition financing, often working with the oil and gas sector. She has notable experience acting for private equity sponsors.

Aberdeen-based
John Kennedy
receives recognition for his leveraged finance work in the oil and gas sector. He count both lenders and borrowers among his clients.
"He's an excellent and commercial lawyer."


Jonathan Heaney
is celebrated for his broad banking and finance expertise. He is frequently instructed on real estate and corporate finance matters.
"Jonathan is pragmatic, sensible and a key player in the finance market. He is good at explaining complex legal points in simple, easy to understand language." "He's an excellent lawyer who's commercial, smart, always to the point and able to think creatively and provide innovative solutions."