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Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP

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Chief Executive: Stephen Gibb
Number of partners: 78
Number of fee-earners: 219

Contacts
Banking & Finance:
Fiona Buchanan
Biotechnology: Joanna Boag-Thomson
Capital Markets (AIM): Walter Blake
Charities: Malcolm Rust
Commercial Litigation: John MacKenzie
Competition: Gordon Downie
Competition, Regulation & Public Law: Gordon Downie
Construction: Euan McLeod
Corporate Finance: Andrew Blain
Corporate Tax: Stephen Miller
Debt Recovery: Gillian Carty
Employee Share Schemes: Rodger W Cairns
Employment: Neil Maclean
Energy: Clare Foster
Funds & Financial Services: Hamish Patrick
Government & Public Sector: Stephen Colliston
IP: Paul Carlyle IT: Paul Carlyle
Leisure, Hospitality & Licensing: Jamie Grant
Media & Technology: Paul Carlyle
Pensions: Andrew Holehouse
PFI/PPP: Stephen Colliston
Planning & Environment: Colin Innes
Private Client: Malcolm Rust
Professional Negligence: Gordon Downie
Real Estate & Infrastructure: David Mitchell
Public Sector: Stephen Colliston
Restructuring & Insolvency: Yvonne Brady
Rural: Peter Misselbrook
Technology, Media & Telecoms: Paul Carlyle

THE FIRM Shepherd and Wedderburn is one of Scotland’s leading law firms, offering a comprehensive range of specialist legal services driven by the needs of its high-profile and varied client base. With offices in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and the City of London, the firm is recognised by its clients for its commercial acumen, innovative approach and ability to handle complex, pioneering projects. Shepherd and Wedderburn delivers expert legal advice to commercial, public sector and private clients, with UK and global interests, across a diverse range of sectors.

With a history dating back 250 years, Shepherd and Wedderburn has earned a reputation for excellence, founded on long-term relationships of trust with its clients, its in-depth knowledge of the sectors in which its clients operate and its forward-thinking approach to supporting organisations and individuals on landmark projects. Thanks to its unremitting client focus, Shepherd and Wedderburn supports many innovative and ambitious businesses in Scotland, the UK and internationally. As a founding member of the World Services Group, an international professional services network comprising 19,000 professionals in more than 115 countries, the firm works closely with trusted independent law firms across the globe to ensure that every client receives the very highest quality specialist legal services in each jurisdiction.

PRINCIPAL AREAS OF WORK Shepherd and Wedderburn’s sectoral approach harnesses the skills of specialists from across the firm — many of whom are independently recognised as leaders in their fields — to advise on the full spectrum of legal and commercial matters. The firm is recognised for its market-leading expertise in a wide variety of specialisms, including clean energy, technology, corporate M&A, banking and finance, real estate, dispute resolution, construction and infrastructure, food and drink, financial services, private client and rural business.