Andrew Kinnes > Shepherd and Wedderburn > Edinburgh, Scotland > Lawyer Profile

Shepherd and Wedderburn

Work Department

Banking & Finance


Andrew is a partner and specialises in banking and securitisation. As well as acting for a wide range of corporate clients, Andrew has also acted for a significant number of UK and overseas banks and financial institutions. On the mainstream banking side, Andrew’s focus is on leveraged and property finance. He has also recently been involved in a number of high-profile workouts. Examples of recent work include acting on behalf of the borrower and borrower manager in connection with a £129m commercial mortgage-backed bond issue, the proceeds of which were used to fund the development of the BBC’s Scottish headquarters at Pacific Quay, Glasgow. Chambers comments: ‘Andrew has an encyclopaedic knowledge of the law, he is extremely strong technically and his enthusiasm is quite infectious.’


Trained Wright Johnston & Mackenzie; qualified 1994; assistant Shepherd and Wedderburn 1994-97, associate 1997-2001; partner 2001 to date.


Conversational French.


Law Society of Scotland; Law Society of England and Wales.


Fettes College, Edinburgh; Edinburgh University (1991 LLB Hons first class).

Lawyer Rankings

Scotland > Finance > Banking and finance

(Hall of Fame)

Andrew KinnesShepherd and Wedderburn

Shepherd and Wedderburn has a strong track record in financing transactions, demonstrated by its broad client roster of commercial and investment banks, corporate borrowers, sponsors and developers. The group also has varied sector expertise, acting across the energy and natural resources, real estate and infrastructure, food and drink, healthcare, hotels and leisure sectors. Fiona Buchanan heads up the group, which also fields consultant Graham Burnside, Andrew Kinnes, who specialises in banking, asset-based lending and securitisation work; and Clare Foster, who leads the firm’s clean energy practice and project finance team. Hamish Patrick heads up the firm’s financial sector group and has substantial expertise in the securitisation space.