Banking & Finance - Scotland
Basic facts about the department
- 6 partners
- 7 other qualified lawyers
- Office locations ranked: Edinburgh
What the team is known for Excellent track record in securitisation transactions. Other notable areas of expertise include structured and Islamic finance.
Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
Technical ability: "I've got a huge amount of respect for their securitisation work."
What's new? Won numerous new clients this year, including Henderson Global Investors, Macquarie Bank and M&G Investment Management.
Appointed to the panels of Lloyds TSB, Santander and The Co-operative Bank.
Work highlights Acted for Terra Firma on the Scottish aspects of the funding, security and property law of its acquisition and restructuring of Four Seasons Health Care Group.
Acted for a syndicate comprising Goldman Sachs, HSBC and JPMorgan Securities on property financing of Tesco stores throughout the UK, valued at £685.1 million.
Head of department Graham Burnside is highlighted by clients as "technically very strong." One peer further comments: "Graham is a very bright guy - always a pleasure to deal with. He looks for solutions to get the deal done."
Hamish Patrick has been described as "very knowledgeable, very easy to work with, responsive and very experienced."
Significant clients Barclays, Banco Santander SA/Santander UK, NAMA, Lloyds TSB, Investec Bank.