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Stephen Trombala

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Shepherd and Wedderburn

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Corporate Finance


Stephen is a corporate finance partner whose primary focus is on the upstream oil and gas and ICT industries. He has extensive equity capital markets, mergers and acquisitions and private equity experience and advises both funders and corporates. Recent work includes acting for a number of independent E&P companies across a range of matters, including capital raisings, portfolio rationalisations and takeover transactions. Clients include Cairn Energy, Bowleven, Celtique Energie, IndigoVision and FanDuel. He is recognised as a leading practitioner, and in one legal directory he is described as ‘a talented, hard and fast worker with terrific public company expertise’.


Trained Henderson Boyd Jackson; qualified 1996; solicitor McGrigor Donald; general counsel Orbital Software; corporate counsel IndigoVision; partner Shepherd and Wedderburn 2005 to date.


Law Society of Scotland. Director of The Scottish Oil Club


Edinburgh University (1994 LLB Hons, 1995 Dip LP).


Golf, cinema, travel.

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Shepherd and Wedderburn’s clients value the firm’s ‘deep industry expertise’. Illustrative of its experience of cutting-edge, industry-transformative deals, Stephen Trombala, senior associate Tom Swan, John Morrison and Eilidh Gillanders acted for FanDuel as sole UK counsel in its merger with DraftKings. Swan ‘quietly gets on with the work without any drama’. Trombala and Morrison also handled the sale of Two Big Ears to Facebook. The ‘very commercial and pragmaticDanny Lee acts for clients in a range of sectors, such as energy, food and drink, life sciences and technology. Also recommended is George Boyle, who acted for Albion Water Group Limited in the sale of a 51% stake in Albion Water Limited to Wessex Water. Andrew Blain heads the team, which also includes Paul Hally, George Frier and senior associate Joanna Monaghan. Jack Gardiner moved to Turcan Connell.

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