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Shepherd and Wedderburn

1 EXCHANGE CRESCENT, CONFERENCE SQUARE, EDINBURGH, EH3 8UL, SCOTLAND
Tel:
Work 0131 228 9900
Fax:
Fax 0131 228 1222
DX:
551970 EDINBURGH-53
Email:
Web:
www.shepwedd.com

Danny Lee

Tel:
Work 0131 473 5141
Email:
Web:
www.shepwedd.com/
Shepherd and Wedderburn

Work Department

Corporate Finance

Position

Danny is a corporate partner specialising in mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and private equity. His diverse client base ranges from owner-managed businesses to FTSE350 companies, with a particular focus on the drink, technology, life sciences and energy sectors (where he heads up the corporate arm of the firm's energy group).  Danny has built a leading reputation for corporate-related work for clients such as William Grant & Sons, Siemens, BSW Timber, BayWa, Green Highland Renewables, Genius Foods, Brookfield and Scottish Power. Danny is described by legal directories as 'bright, personable', 'straightforward, pragmatic and good to deal with and having 'a great appetite for deals'.

Career

Trained Biggart Baillie; qualified 1999; associate Biggart Baillie 2003; associate Shepherd and Wedderburn 2005; partner 2007 to date.

Education

University of Edinburgh (1996 LLB Hons; 1997 DipLP).

Leisure

Family, sport, music, wine


Scotland: Corporate and commercial

Corporate and commercial: Edinburgh and Glasgow

Within: Corporate and commercial: Edinburgh and Glasgow

Shepherd and Wedderburn‘s team, which ‘understands the bigger picture in terms of business consequences‘, includes a number of first-rate practitioners, such as food and drink group head George Frier and Joanna Boag-Thomson, who are ‘commercial, innovative and provide great client service‘. In addition, Danny Lee and John Morrison ‘understand points easily and their drafting is high quality‘ and senior associate Tom Swan is lauded for his ‘attention to detail‘. Stephen Trombala leads the group, which is adept in transactions spanning a wide range of industries, including food and drink, renewable energy, corporate real estate, oil and gas (upstream and services sectors), technology and life sciences. It consistently excels in headline deals; in 2017, highlights included Frier and others acting as the lead legal adviser to Chivas Brothers (part of the Pernot Ricard Group) in the sale to the Glenallachie consortium of its Glenallachie distillery, and certain whisky stock and whisky brands. Frier also led a team in the advice to Collagen Solutions on its £8m placing and open offer, and also on a £4m bond issue. Morrison assisted TVSquared (one of Scotland’s most successful recent start-up companies) with its $6.5m series A equity financing. Also recommended are George Boyle, Andrew Blain, Paul Hally, Keir Willox, Joanna Monaghan  and Ian Mitchell.

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