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Shepherd and Wedderburn Commits to Net Zero Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 2030 and Signs the Edinburgh Climate Compact
Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP, February 2021
Scotland

Shepherd and Wedderburn, the largest Scottish-headquartered UK law firm, has committed to achieving net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 and signed the Edinburgh Climate Compact...

Dentons’ Private Client Team Joins Shepherd and Wedderburn
Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP, February 2021
Scotland

Dentons’ Scottish private client team is joining Shepherd and Wedderburn, creating one of Scotland’s largest private client practices and expanding the specialist asset protection, personal tax planning, trusts, executries and succession planning support available to clients...

Shepherd and Wedderburn supports Advanta Wealth with the next stage of its growth plans
Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP, January 2021
Scotland

Shepherd and Wedderburn has supported financial planning and wealth management business Advanta Wealth, based in Glasgow and London, with the next stage of its growth plans. Our corporate finance team, headed up by Partner George Frier, has advised Advanta’s management team, led by CEO Craig Webster, in a successful multi-million-pound investment by London-based Beech Tree Private Equity...

Shepherd and Wedderburn banking and finance team reports strong 12-month deal activity
Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP, December 2020
Scotland

Shepherd and Wedderburn’s banking and finance team has reported a busy 12 months, supporting clients with a mix of strong deal volumes and advisory work, despite the ongoing challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic...

Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP advises consortium of investors in the acquisition of ASCO Group Ltd
Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP, December 2020
Scotland

Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP, along with English counsel Ashurst LLP, has advised a consortium of investors who, via investment vehicle Zander Topco Limited, have acquired ASCO Group Ltd (ASCO), the largest global provider of outsourced logistics services and solutions to the oil and gas industry...

Shepherd and Wedderburn corporate finance team reports strong deal activity despite lockdown
Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP, November 2020
Scotland

Shepherd and Wedderburn’s corporate finance team has reported a busy first half of the 2020/21 financial year, supporting clients with strong and sustained deal activity despite the challenging environment created by the COVID-19 pandemic. The firm’s corporate finance lawyers advised on deals with a combined value exceeding £2 billion in the six months to 31 October 2020...

Gillian Carty Elected Chair of Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP, November 2020
Scotland

Gillian Carty has been elected Chair of Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP, the largest Scottish-headquartered UK law firm. She will chair Shepherd and Wedderburn’s board, working closely with her fellow partners and Andrew Blain, Shepherd and Wedderburn’s Managing Partner, to chart the firm’s strategic direction over the next three years...

Strong First Half Deals for Scottish Firm Shepherd & Wedderburn
Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP, November 2020
Scotland

The corporate finance group at Scottish member Shepherd and Wedderburn has had a very busy first half of the year despite C-19. Highlights of M&A activity include: 1. adviser to Epic Games International on its acquisition of Superawesome, a leading UK provider of “kid tech”, supplying Lego, Hasbro and others; 2...

Shepherd and Wedderburn’s Smarter Working Team Highly Commended at Lawyer Awards 2020
Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP, November 2020
Scotland

Shepherd and Wedderburn’s Smarter Working team has been highly commended in the Most Innovative Use of Technology category at the Lawyer Awards 2020...

Shepherd and Wedderburn Lawyer Named Rising Star of the Year at Scottish Legal Awards
Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP, November 2020
Scotland

Shepherd and Wedderburn enjoyed a duo of successes at the Scottish Legal Awards on Wednesday, where Leigh Herd, an Associate in the property and infrastructure disputes team, was named Rising Star of the Year and the firm’s marketing and business development team was highly commended in the Support Team of the Year category...

Shepherd and Wedderburn Launches Dedicated International Families Group for Clients Relocating to the UK
Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP, September 2020
Scotland

Shepherd and Wedderburn has established a dedicated International Families Group in response to a surge in demand for legal advice from overseas clients wishing to relocate to the UK...

Shepherd and Wedderburn establishes dedicated COVID-19 Advisory Group
Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP, March 2020
Scotland

Shepherd and Wedderburn has established a COVID-19 Advisory Group, which draws relevant, specialist expertise from across the firm to support clients with informed, pragmatic legal advice on the unprecedented challenges posed by the global pandemic...

Shepherd and Wedderburn Corporate Finance Team Advised on Deals with an Aggregate Value of £6.03 Billion in 2019
Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP, February 2020
Scotland

Shepherd and Wedderburn’s corporate finance team advised on deals with an aggregate value of £6.03 billion in 2019. The team, which was named Corporate and Commercial Team of the Year at the 2019 Scottish Legal Awards, advised on 85 deals globally in the year to December 2019, including a number of notable clean energy and technology-led transactions...

Shepherd and Wedderburn is Top Scottish-Headquartered Law Firm in New Legal Sector Diversity Ranking
Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP, February 2020
Scotland

Shepherd and Wedderburn is the top-ranked Scottish-headquartered law firm in a new list of the UK’s top 25 legal employers for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender staff. The firm is ranked 16th in the Top 25 in the Legal Sector listing, published by Stonewall and the InterLaw Diversity Forum as part of Stonewall’s annual Workplace Equality Index (WEI)...

Head of Technology Steve Dalgleish Awarded Legal Technologist Status by the Law Society of Scotland
Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP, February 2020
Scotland

Steve Dalgleish, Head of Technology at Shepherd and Wedderburn and Co-head of the firm’s Smarter Working unit, has become the first non-solicitor to be awarded Accredited Legal Technologist status by the Law Society of Scotland...

Shepherd and Wedderburn Scoops Two Awards at the Law Awards of Scotland
Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP, November 2019
Scotland

Shepherd and Wedderburn has been honoured with two awards at The Herald Law Awards of Scotland 2019...

Shepherd and Wedderburn Launches Smarter Working Innovation Unit
Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP, October 2019
Scotland

Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP has launched a Smarter Working innovation unit to further enhance its service to clients...

Shepherd and Wedderburn Announces Six Associate Promotions
Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP, September 2019
Scotland

Shepherd and Wedderburn has promoted six solicitors to Associate in its latest round of internal promotions, four of whom joined the firm as trainees...

Shepherd and Wedderburn Acts for deltaDNA in Sale to Unity Technologies
Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP, September 2019
Scotland

Shepherd and Wedderburn acted for the shareholders in Scottish data analytics company deltaDNA in its sale to US-based game platform developer Unity Technologies. Edinburgh-based deltaDNA has developed a powerful data analytics engine for game developers that tracks the performance of games in real time, across mobile, PC, TV, and console play...

Shepherd and Wedderburn banking and finance team reports £13.4bn year-on-year deal value growth
Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP, September 2019
Scotland

Shepherd and Wedderburn’s banking and finance team has reported another strong year for deals, with the value of transactions rising by 10% (£13.4 billion) in the 2019 financial year to 30 April. The team completed 167 deals with a combined value of £145.4 billion, up from 162 deals valued at £132 billion in 2017/18...

Yvonne Brady named Best Professional in Business at the Scottish Women's Awards
Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP, August 2019
Scotland

Yvonne Brady, Head of Restructuring and Business Advisory at Shepherd and Wedderburn, was last night named Best Professional in Business at the Scottish Women’s Awards 2019...

Corporate team advises BigBlu Broadband on growth acceleration deals
Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP, August 2019
Scotland

Shepherd and Wedderburn’s Glasgow corporate team advised longstanding client and satellite broadband provider BigBlu Broadband plc on the demerger of its UK fixed wireless broadband business, Quickline Communications Ltd, backed with new private equity investment and debt funding...

Shepherd and Wedderburn appointed to all six lots of new Scottish Government Legal Services Framework
Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP, July 2019
Scotland

Shepherd and Wedderburn has been appointed to all six lots of the new Scottish Government Legal Services Framework following a competitive tender process. The four-year framework will be open to Scottish Central Government public sector organisation, and is effective from 1 August 2019. Shepherd and Wedderburn joins 10 other suppliers on the framework and is appointed to all six lots...

Shepherd and Wedderburn Opens Office in the Republic of Ireland
Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP, July 2019
Scotland

Shepherd and Wedderburn has opened an office in the Republic of Ireland to ensure continuity of service to clients across the EU post-Brexit. The office, in the heart of Dublin’s business district, will allow the firm’s lawyers to continue to support clients with their European legal requirements - including European intellectual property and competition matters - when the UK leaves the EU...

Shepherd and Wedderburn advise Gatehouse Bank in multi-million pound Shariah-compliant deal
Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP, July 2019
England

Shepherd and Wedderburn advised Gatehouse Financial Group on a multi-million pound Shariah-compliant deal to acquire The Mint office building in Leeds...

Shepherd and Wedderburn Posts Record Financial Results in its 250th Year
Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP, July 2019
Scotland

Shepherd and Wedderburn has achieved record financial results in its 250th year, with revenue and profits rising 4% and 3.6% respectively in the year to 30 April 2019. Through sustained investment in people and technology, and a high level of client activity despite ongoing Brexit uncertainty, the largest Scottish-headquartered UK law firm saw all its divisions deliver year-on-year growth...

Clean Energy Expert Clare Foster Appointed to RenewableUK Board
Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP, July 2019
Scotland

Clare Foster, Shepherd and Wedderburn’s Head of Clean Energy, has been appointed to the Board of industry body RenewableUK. Clare’s appointment recognises her market-leading renewable energy finance expertise across multiple clean energy technologies...

Corporate Finance Team Acts for Machine Labs in £800k Funding Round
Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP, July 2019
Scotland

Shepherd and Wedderburn’s corporate team acted for Machine Labs in an £800,000 equity funding round. Machine Labs, which is developing a suite of machine learning products to optimise database marketing and advertising activities, plans to recruit eight new staff in Edinburgh and expand internationally...

Shepherd and Wedderburn Corporate Team Advise on Series A Investment into Intelligent Growth Solutions
Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP, June 2019
Scotland

Shepherd and Wedderburn’s corporate team advised the US investor S2G Ventures in the Series A funding round into Scottish vertical farming company, Intelligent Growth Solutions. Chicago-based S2G Ventures led on the funding round into the Invergowrie-based company, which is developing large-scale, indoor agriculture methods...

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

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...

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

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...

Shepherd and Wedderburn Unveils Leading Industry Speaker Line-Up for Scotland’s Premier Property Conference
Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP, June 2019
Scotland

Shepherd and Wedderburn has unveiled a prestigious line-up of industry speakers for Property 2019, Scotland’s premiere property conference...

Shepherd and Wedderburn Announces Two Partner and Four Legal Director Promotions
Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP, April 2019
Scotland

Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP has promoted two of its lawyers to Partner and four to Legal Director, effective May 1. Judith Stephenson, a property and infrastructure specialist who joined the firm’s Glasgow office as an Associate in 2014, and private client and tax specialist Douglas Sinclair, who joined Shepherd and Wedderburn as a trainee in 2005, have both been assumed as Partners...

Shepherd and Wedderburn Elects Andrew Blain as Managing Partner
Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP, April 2019
Scotland

Shepherd and Wedderburn has elected Andrew Blain as its new Managing Partner. He will assume the role on 1 May 2019. Andrew has been a member of Shepherd and Wedderburn’s Board since 2009 as Divisional Director of the Corporate Division. He will build upon the firm’s significant progress and achievements on behalf of clients in recent years...

Shepherd and Wedderburn Appoints New Partner to Lead North of Scotland Private Client Offering
Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP, April 2019
Scotland

Shepherd and Wedderburn has appointed partner and private client specialist Gillian Campbell to lead its offering to private individuals and families, business owners and entrepreneurs in the north of Scotland...

Shepherd and Wedderburn Scoops Corporate and Commercial Team of the Year Award
Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP, March 2019
Scotland

Shepherd and Wedderburn’s corporate finance team was last night named Corporate and Commercial Team of the Year at the prestigious Scottish Legal Awards. The awards, which are now in their 16th year, celebrate the achievements of the best performing individuals, teams and firms in the Scottish legal sector...

Business Leaders Outline Blueprint for Scotland’s Future Economic Success
Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP, March 2019
Scotland

Scotland must address eight core issues in order to seize export opportunities and build an economy fit for the future, according to a landmark study by the Fraser of Allander Institute...

Shepherd and Wedderburn Corporate Finance Team Reports 106% Deals Value Growth
Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP, February 2019
Scotland

Shepherd and Wedderburn’s corporate finance team has reported a bumper year for deals activity, with the value of transactions more than doubling to £8.65 billion...

Shepherd and Wedderburn Partner named Future Leader by Who’s Who Legal for Second Year Running
Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP, December 2018
Scotland

Shepherd and Wedderburn Partner Claire Stockford has been named as a future leader of the arbitration profession for the second consecutive year by the international research organisation Who’s Who Legal. The prestigious Future Leaders 2019 Guide for Arbitration identifies pre-eminent lawyers aged 45 or under who are regarded as the rising stars of the profession...

Shepherd and Wedderburn Banking Team Reports Double-digit Deals Growth with Combined Value of £132 billion
Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP, October 2018
Scotland

Shepherd and Wedderburn’s banking and finance team has reported a strong year for deals activity, with a 12% rise in the number of completed deals and a 41% increase in the overall value of transactions...

Shepherd and Wedderburn Expands Property and Energy Expertise with Appointment of 11-strong Team
Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP, October 2018
Scotland

Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP has appointed three new property and infrastructure partners and a further eight specialist lawyers and paralegals to its Property and Infrastructure Division, further expanding its market-leading clean energy and commercial property practices...

Shepherd and Wedderburn Launches Conversation on Scotland's Economic Future
Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP, September 2018
Scotland

Scotland’s businesses, industry organisations and policymakers need to make “practical and tough decisions” to build an economy fit for the future, according to a report from the Fraser of Allander Institute...

Shepherd and Wedderburn Reports Record Revenue and Profits on its 250th Anniversary
Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP, July 2018
Scotland

Shepherd and Wedderburn has reported record revenues and profits on the day it celebrates its 250th anniversary. The firm's revenues rose 6% to GBP53.5 million in its financial year to 30 April 2018, and profits before partner distributions increased 10% to GBP22 million over the same period...

Shepherd and Wedderburn appoints Head of Immigration to lead new department
Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP, June 2018
Scotland

Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP has appointed Jacqueline Moore to lead a new immigration department to support clients in the run-up to Brexit and beyond. Jacqueline will advise businesses and individuals in the UK and overseas on matters ranging from right to work, sponsor licenses, family and personal visas and British citizenship applications...

Shepherd and Wedderburn acts for FanDuel in sale to Paddy Power Betfair
Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP, May 2018
Scotland

Shepherd and Wedderburn has acted as lead UK adviser to FanDuel on its sale to the global online sports betting and gaming group, Paddy Power Betfair. Corporate finance partner Stephen Trombala and associate John Morrison advised on the UK aspects of the transaction, supporting Todd Cleary and Ethan Lutske of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati - FanDuel's lead advisers in the United States...

Shepherd and Wedderburn extends real estate finance offering with arrival of Louise Ball
Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP, May 2018
Scotland

Shepherd and Wedderburn�s banking and finance team is delighted to announce the arrival of senior associate Louise Ball. Louise specialises in real estate finance and general corporate lending - particularly in the tech sector...

Execution in Counterpart – Shepherd and Wedderburn Give Evidence in Support
Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP, October 2014
Scotland

As noted in our earlier article, The Legal Writings (Counterparts and Delivery) (Scotland) Bill was introduced into the Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee of the Scottish Parliament. The Bill aims to introduce, amongst other things, execution in counterpart into Scots law...

Shepherd and Wedderburn acquire Scottish law firm,Tods Murray
Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP, October 2014
Scotland

Shepherd and Wedderburn has today acquired out of administration the business and assets of Tods Murray, the Scottish law firm whose history spans 158 years. Tods Murray partners have agreed that the arrangement will preserve the maximum number of jobs and ensure continuity of service to clients...

Shepherd and Wedderburn Announces Four Associate Promotions
Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP, October 2014
Scotland

Leading UK law firm Shepherd and Wedderburn has announced the promotion of four solicitors to associate in its Edinburgh, Glasgow and London offices...

Shepherd and Wedderburn Acts for William Grant & Sons in Purchase of Drambuie
Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP, September 2014
Scotland

Shepherd and Wedderburn has acted for William Grant & Sons in its acquisition of the iconic Scottish liqueur, Drambuie, from the MacKinnon family. Reputed to have been the tipple of Bonnie Prince Charlie, the Prince gave the drink to Captain John MacKinnon in 1746 as a reward for helping him flee George II’s troops following defeat at Culloden a year earlier...

 

 


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