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Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP

Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP  

Legal Services | Scotland

www.shepwedd.com
tel: +44 (0)141 566 9900 | fax: +44 (0)141 565 1222
191 West George Street | Glasgow | G2 2LB | Scotland


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Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP's Overview

Shepherd and Wedderburn is a leading Scottish-headquartered UK law firm and the only full-service, independent Scottish legal practice of scale with a London office.

Establishing long-standing relationships of trust, rooted in legal advice and client service of the highest quality, is our hallmark.

Founded in 1768, Shepherd and Wedderburn has been at the forefront of innovation in all the key sectors of the economy – from the expansion of Edinburgh’s financial services sector to, more recently, our work with Scotland’s first tech unicorn and on landmark clean energy projects. Our focus has always been firmly on the future, and on ensuring we maintain our proud tradition of supporting innovation, economic growth and international commerce.

Our lawyers are currently advising organisations active in more than 120 overseas jurisdictions and we are privileged to work with organisations and individuals in Scotland, the UK and abroad who are leaders in their industries and sectors.

Shepherd and Wedderburn is a people business that values and rewards the contribution of colleagues across the firm. We are proud of our inclusive and collaborative culture, both internally and when working with clients, and are committed to encouraging and supporting diversity and social mobility.

  • Year this Office was Established: 1997
  • Lawyers Worldwide: 310

Languages: Farsi, French, German, Greek, Italian, Malay, Punjabi, Spanish, Urdu and Welsh

Notable

Areas of Practice
  • Asset Based Finance
  • Banking, Finance and Restructuring
  • Charities
  • Commercial Dispute Resolution
  • Construction and Special Projects
  • Corporate
  • Corporate Tax
  • Economic Regulation
  • Employee Share Incentives
  • Employment
  • Equity Capital Markets
  • EU and Competition
  • Information Management and Data Protection
  • Intellectual Property
  • Investment Trusts
  • Mining and Resources
  • Oil and Gas
  • Pensions
  • Pharma and Lifesciences
  • Planning and Environment
  • PPP
  • Private Client
  • Privately Owned Business Solutions
  • Professional Negligence
  • Public Law
  • Real Estate
  • Regulation and Markets
  • Renewables (on-shore and off-shore)
  • Technology, Media and Telecoms
  • Utilities
Representative Clients
  • The firm acts for corporate, commercial, public sector and private clients throughout the UK and abroad. Their impressive and expanding client base includes not only large, well-known organisations but also small and medium-sized enterprises, based both in the UK and increasingly further afield.Clients include:-
  • Applus
  • Gamesa
  • Bord Gais Eireann
  • Covanta
  • Navitus Bay
  • Kyowa etc
  • Petroceltic International
  • RREEF
  • Aberdeen Asset Management
  • Alliance Trust
  • NAGE/Clydesdale Bank
  • Ministry of Defence
  • John Lewis
  • Amber Infrastructure
  • Baillie Gifford
  • Bowleven
  • British Land
  • Byzak
  • Chivas and Pernod Ricard
  • Cairn Energy Group
  • EEA/Leaf Clean Energy/Trading Emissions, Heineken
  • J Sainsbury's plc
  • London Development Agency
  • Mainstream Renewable Power
  • Numis Securities
  • The Royal & Ancient
  • Scottish Enterprise
  • ScottishPower
  • Sir Robert McAlpine
  • Taylor Wimpey
  • TEVA
  • The Actuarial Profession
  • The Miller Group
Professionals

Partners

Associates

Amie Bain

Amie BainAssociate

Pamela Binnie

Pamela BinnieAssociate

Neil Casey

Neil CaseyAssociate


Gavin Charlton

Gavin CharltonSenior Associate

Chris Garden

Chris GardenAssociate


George McKinlay

George McKinlayLegal Director

Gillian Moore

Gillian MooreAssociate


Fiona Parker

Fiona ParkerSenior Associate

Susan Swan

Susan SwanSenior Associate

Allana Sweeney

Allana SweeneySenior Associate


John Townsend

John TownsendAssociate


Other

John Elder

John ElderDirector

Sarah Leslie

Sarah LeslieSolicitor


Gillian Moore

Gillian MooreAssociate

Articles

Happy Birthday GDPR – One Year On
Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP, May 2019

According to statistics released by the European Commission earlier in 2019, the term “GDPR” amassed more Google searches than either Beyoncé or Kim Kardashian during the month of May 2018. Now that “GDPR” has become a household term, what have we learntin the 12 months since the introduction of the GDPR? 1. Fines and complaints The significant penalties that could be imposed under the new GDPR regime (the higher of €20m or 4% of worldwide turnover) grabbed the headlines but regulators have been slow on the uptake...

The Perils of Dying Without a Will
Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP, May 2019

Recent research from the insurer Royal London found more than half of the UK adult population has not made a will, and a quarter of those have no intention of making one. Death, it seems, remains something of a taboo subject in the UK. This is in stark contrast to some other countries, such as Mexico, where each year the population celebrates Día de los Muertos, or the Day of the Dead. For many in Britain it would appear putting one’s affairs in order is somehow a signal to the Grim Reaper they are ready to shuffle off this mortal coil...

All articles submitted by Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP

Press

Shepherd and Wedderburn Advises on Management Buyout of Cyber Security Firm Adarma
Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP, June 2019

Shepherd and Wedderburn advised on the management buyout of Scottish cyber security specialist Adarma. The Glasgow headquartered company, previously known as ECS Security, has an extensive client roster that includes market-leading brands and FTSE 250 organisations. The private management buyout was led by Nathan Dornbrook and David Calder, with capital from mid-market private equity investor Livingbridge and debt from Bank of Scotland. Adarma, which has more than 250 staff operating across offices in Edinburgh, Glasgow, London, Manchester and Pune (India), provides a broad range of IT security consulting, solution and services...

Shepherd and Wedderburn Advise on Loch Lomond Distillery Group acquisition
Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP, June 2019

A multi-disciplinary Shepherd and Wedderburn team completed the acquisition of the Loch Lomond Distillery Group (LLG) on behalf of new Chinese private equity firm, Hillhouse Capital Management, Ltd. Hillhouse again approached Shepherd and Wedderburn to act on the transaction, having previously been interested in a smaller distillery last autumn, though LLG is a significantly larger transaction. The price is confidential but very substantial...

All press submitted by Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP

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