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Addleshaw Goddard

EXCHANGE TOWER, 19 CANNING STREET, EDINBURGH, EH3 8EH, SCOTLAND
Tel:
Work 0131 228 2400
Fax:
Fax 0131 222 9800
DX:
ED27 EDINBURGH
Email:
Web:
www.addleshawgoddard.com

Alex Innes

Tel:
Work 0131 222 9453
Email:
Addleshaw Goddard

Work Department

Banking and finance.

Position

Banking partner specialising in funding and security documents and restructuring borrower entities, and creating and funding corporate real estate structures; advisor to main banks, including Lloyds Banking Group, The Royal Bank of Scotland plc, Santander and Triodos Bank NV.  Also lead advisor to Route Finance Limited, a specialist real estate funder.

Career

Trained Bell & Scott; qualified 1989; solicitor Watson Burton 1991; partner Bell & Scott 1992-99; partner Steedman Ramage 1999-2001; partner Semple Fraser 2001-13; secondment with Lloyds Banking Group 2011-12; partner Anderson Strathern 2013-14; partner HBJ Gateley 2014 to date.

Education

Aberdeen Grammar School; Edinburgh University (1986 LLB; 1987 Dip LP); Open University (Diploma in Management).

Leisure

Rugby, football and cycling.


Scotland: Finance

Banking and finance

Within: Banking and finance

Addleshaw Goddard, which launched in Scotland by merging with HBJ Gateley in 2017, has an experienced team that demonstrates 'a high level of commerciality when reviewing transactions'. Further, 'it can provide considered advice through a bank or borrower lens, allowing good decisions to be made'; clients include Royal Bank of Scotland, Clydesdale Bank, Santander, HSBC, Robertson Group and Topaz Energy & Marine. It also acts for non-bank funders, such as Route Finance and Shawbrook Bank. The team is led by Alan Shanks, who has vast experience of acquisition finance transactions in the renewable energy, oilfield services and shipping sectors. In 2017, Shanks was the lead adviser to Business Growth Fund on a £56m co-investment with Blue Water Energy into ROVOP; the purpose of the financing was to enable ROVOP to expand its fleet of remotely-operated vehicles. Euan Cluness handles acquisition and leveraged finance transactions, and he also has notable experience of asset-based lending, particularly in the whisky industry. Cluness acted for for PNC Business Credit and the Bank of Scotland in their £80m asset-based lending facility to independent distiller Ian Macleod Distillers. Alex Innes, who is dual-qualified in English and Scottish law, is recommended for his real estate finance expertise. Tom Speirs, Catriona Smith and managing associate Peter Smartt are other key figures.

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