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Shepherd and Wedderburn

1 WEST REGENT STREET, GLASGOW, G2 1RW, SCOTLAND
Tel:
Work 0141 566 9900
Fax:
Fax 0141 565 1222
DX:
GW409 GLASGOW
Email:
Web:
www.shepwedd.com

Rod MacLeod

Tel:
Work 0141 566 8575
Email:
Web:
www.shepwedd.co.uk/
Shepherd and Wedderburn

Work Department

Banking & Finance

Position

Rod is a partner in the Banking and Finance team. He specialises in commercial and corporate finance, acting in Scotland for corporate borrowers, lenders and funds. He has wide experience in cross-border property and corporate finance deals, with particular expertise in residential, commercial mortgage and trade receivables backed securitisation. He also regularly advises on leveraged funds finance structures involving Scottish limited partnership vehicles and has recently acted for JPMorgan, RBS, Lloyds, Co-operative Bank and Charter Court on cross-border finance deals.

Career

Solicitor Tods Murray LLP 2002-2006; associate Tods Murray LLP 2006-2009; senior associate Tods Murray LLP 2009-2012; partner Tods Murray LLP 2012-2014; partner Shepherd and Wedderburn 2014 to date. Publications of note: author ‘Whose Central Bank is it Anyway?’ published in the May 2014 edition of the Edinburgh Law Review (18.2, 2014); co-author (with Dr Hamish Patrick): ‘Scottish independence: the Bank of England (and Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland)’.

Member

Law Society of Scotland.

Education

University of Aberdeen (1998 LLB Hons;1999 Dip LP); University of Strathclyde (2000 MSc).


Scotland: Finance

Banking and finance

Within: Banking and finance

Shepherd and Wedderburn undertakes high-end, big-ticket banking and finance transactions on a Scotland and UK-wide basis. Rod MacLeod, Hamish Patrick and Andrew Kinnes have an outstanding reputation in the funds finance space, and the latter two individuals are also well-known for their securitisations experience. In addition, the firm assists clients with real estate finance, leveraged finance, asset-based lending and debt capital markets transactions. In 2017, Patrick Bell and senior associate Lucy Hall acted for FairBriar in the £94.7m financing of the development of the 24.5 acre Middlewood Locks mixed-use scheme in Salford, Greater Manchester. Iain Wishart and senior associate Peter Alderdice advised Gatehouse Bank (a wholly Shariah-compliant investment bank) on the Islamic financing aspects of its circa £60m acquisition of Consort House and Bridge View in Aberdeen; this was one of the largest Islamic finance deals in the Scottish market in 2017. Practice head Fiona Buchanan led a team which acted as sole Scottish counsel to Cerberus European Investments as the seller in a £968.5m securitisation of residential mortgage-backed notes issued by Towd Point Mortgage Funding 2017-Auburn 11 Plc. Clare Foster heads up the clean energy and project finance practices. Senior associate Neil Cowan is also recommended.

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