Stephen Trombala > Shepherd and Wedderburn > Edinburgh, Scotland > Lawyer Profile

Shepherd and Wedderburn

Work Department

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.

Lawyer Rankings

Scotland > Corporate and commercial > Corporate and commercial: Edinburgh and Glasgow

(Leading individuals)

Stephen TrombalaShepherd and Wedderburn

Shepherd and Wedderburn‘s corporate team is spread across Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen and is also able to draw on individuals in its London office. It is particularly well known for its expertise in the energy and natural resources, food and drink and technology sectors. The firm’s enviable client roster includes high-profile Scottish and international names. Tom Swan was recently promoted to partner in the Glasgow office and has notable capabilities in the oil and gas and fintech sectors in particular. Practice head Stephen Trombala and George Boyle are other key names.

Scotland > Projects, energy and natural resources > Oil and gas

Shepherd and Wedderburn is recognised for its work acting for British independent exploration and production companies on worldwide M&A and capital markets transactions. The team also has a strong record in the upstream space, where it represents banks and sponsors, and assisting City firms with the Scottish law aspects of cross-border transactions. Corporate expert Stephen Trombala leads the team from the Edinburgh office.

London > Projects, energy and natural resources > Oil and gas

The oil and gas team at Shepherd and Wedderburn is led from Edinburgh by Stephen Trombala and best known for its work for British independent exploration and production companies in worldwide M&A and capital markets transactions. The firm’s client roster also includes investment banks and sponsors seeking advice with regards to upstream oil and gas matters. Tom Swan advises on regulatory, licensing and procurement issues, among others.