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Banking & Finance

2 ranked lawyersBand 3ScotlandUK 2022 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Full-service practice with a distinguished list of clients that includes banks, corporates and asset managers. Offers expertise in the food and drink, oil and gas, and energy sectors. Notable for handling big-ticket acquisition lending and refinancing deals in relation to real estate and housing finance. Regularly involved in cross-border matters.

Strengths

Clients praise the firm's "superior client service" and say the lawyers are "highly attentive and responsive."

Work highlights

Advised Aberdeen Standard Asia Focus on its US private placement issuance with MetLife.

Notable practitioners

Stuart Fitzsimmons heads the firm's banking and finance department in Glasgow. He advises on work ranging from project and energy financing to acquisition finance and asset-based lending.
"He is knowledgeable, business-savvy and solution-oriented."

Susan Kelly is a distinguished practitioner praised for her involvement on significant deals. She advises on a broad range of work, advising lenders including banks and debt funds, as well as borrowers.

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Overview

  • We advise locally and internationally on acquisition finance, general lending, renewables, project and infrastructure finance, real estate finance, investment trust lending, asset finance, private placements, securitisation, structured finance and restructuring and insolvency.
  • In addition we have a deep understanding of the sectors which are core to the Scottish economy. A key example is food & drink where we are the leading finance specialists, advising businesses across the sector such as Baxters Food Group, Edrington Group, Devro, First Milk and Nairns.
  • Our Scottish banking team is supported by expertise in derivatives, debt capital markets and financial regulatory. The bulk of Scottish ranked firms do not have access to this expertise and therefore cannot advise clients on the full lifecycle of funding requirements.
  • We are one of a few firms in Scotland who advise on securitisation work, working closely with our securitisation team in London. This enables us to provide comprehensive advice on securitisations across the UK. We are the only specialist securitisation team in the Scottish market who do this.
  • We act as lead advisors. A large proportion of transactions carried out by Scottish ranked firms are only handled on a secondary or referral basis, not lead advisor basis. This demonstrates our expertise and standing with active funders and borrowers in the market.

Banking & Finance

Dentons

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Location

Quartermile One

15 Lauriston Place

Edinburgh

City of Edinburgh

UK

EH3 9EP

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Ranked Lawyers

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

Scotland

Banking & Finance


Stuart Fitzsimmons
Band 3
Susan Kelly
Band 1