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Shepherd and Wedderburn

1 EXCHANGE CRESCENT, CONFERENCE SQUARE, EDINBURGH, EH3 8UL, SCOTLAND
Tel:
Work 0131 228 9900
Fax:
Fax 0131 228 1222
DX:
551970 EDINBURGH-53
Email:
Web:
www.shepwedd.com
Shepherd and Wedderburn, Graham Burnside, Edinburgh, SCOTLAND

Graham Burnside

Tel:
Work 07813 851860
Email:
Shepherd and Wedderburn

Work Department

Banking & Finance

Position

Graham is a recognised expert in banking and finance law, specialising in particular in structured finance and debt capital markets along with debt trading and financial retail product documentation.  He was responsible for the earliest securitisation transactions involving Scottish assets and developed (with co-partner Hamish Patrick) the structures since generally used to securitise assets in Scotland. More recently he has pioneered the development of Islamic finance within Scotland on which he is now considered the country's leading expert, having structured and documented the first (and so far only) Islamic mortgage products operating under Scots law and the first fully Sharia-compliant commercial real estate financing in Scotland. He chairs the Advisory Board of the Islamic Finance Council UK.

Career

1976 to 1978 Trainee, Dundas & Wilson CS
1979 to 1982 Solicitor, CIN Properties Limited
1983 to 1984 Assistant, Tods Murray & Jamieson WS
1984 to 2014 Partner, Tods Murray LLP
1998 to 2014 Head of Banking & Finance, Tods Murray LLP
2014 Consultant, Tods Murray LLP
2014 to date Consultant, Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP

Member

Law Society of Scotland; Writer to the Signet; Council Member, Stair Society

Education

George Heriot’s School (1966-72)
LTCL – Trinity College, London (1974)
LLB (Hons) – Edinburgh University (1976)

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