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Shepherd and Wedderburn

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Andrew Kinnes

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Shepherd and Wedderburn

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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).

Scotland: Finance

Banking and finance

Within: Leading individuals

Andrew Kinnes - Shepherd and Wedderburn

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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