DEPARTMENT PROFILE

Pinsent Masons

Banking & Finance

5 ranked lawyersBand 1ScotlandUK 2021 View ranking table

Chambers Review

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.

What the team is known for

Strong banking and finance team reputed for its strength in real estate, as well as leveraged and project finance. Recognised for its capacity to handle cross-border transactions. Represents an impressive selection of national and international banks, and is regularly involved in corporate finance and capital markets matters. The team's client base and breadth of expertise extends to housing and energy.

Strengths

One source states: "They're helpful, responsive and quick to grapple with the issues."

"They are very good and work very well together as a team," notes one client.

Work highlights

Advised Ithaca Energy on its USD1.65 billion reserve-based facility which forms part of a USD2 billion financing package to fund the acquisition of a package of assets from Chevron.

Notable practitioners

Alan Cassels advises both banks and borrowers on a range of matters including corporate, acquisition and project finance. He frequently handles high-value development financings.
"He has a calm, methodical approach to matters." "He has a good balance of commercial acumen and protecting client interests."

Gillian Frew specialises in energy and infrastructure financing acting for a host of banks and borrowers. She is particularly noted for her experience in reserved-based lending transactions.
"She is good at handling project finance matters."

Iain Macaulay regularly advises both lenders and borrowers on financing matters, with a particular focus on energy and corporate finance. He is particularly skilled in advising on project finance matters.
"He's professional and good with clients."

John Maciver is a highly reputed practitioner noted for his expertise on real estate and leveraged finance. He acts for a range of borrower and lender-side clients.
"He's a well-respected leveraged finance practitioner." "He's very good on corporate and real estate finance matters."

Aberdeen-based Richard Scott acts for a number of lenders and borrowers in the energy sector on a range of financing mandates. He is adept at advising on the financial aspects of cross-border transactions.

This page contains Chambers Research content only

Ranked departments can:
  • License the use of Chambers content
  • Access Research Analytics
  • Tailor profile information

View other firms ranked in this practice area

View firm profile

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


Alan Cassels
Band 4
Gillian Frew
Band 2
Iain Macaulay
Band 3
John Maciver
Band 1
Richard Scott
Band 2