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Shepherd and Wedderburn

1 WEST REGENT STREET, GLASGOW, G2 1RW, SCOTLAND
Tel:
Work 0141 566 9900
Fax:
Fax 0141 565 1222
DX:
GW409 GLASGOW
Email:
Web:
www.shepwedd.com

George Boyle

Tel:
Work 0141 566 8515
Email:
Web:
www.shepwedd.com/
Shepherd and Wedderburn

Work Department

Corporate Finance

Position

George is partner in the corporate practice and is known for being a transaction-focussed corporate finance lawyer. George has developed significant experience over the years in acting in complex and high-value projects and understands the issues these typically throw up, across a range of sectors, including renewables (on-shore and off-shore wind, tidal array), water, education (schools, further education and universities), life sciences and property and industrial/infrastructure development. His team's expertise and support is regularly sought by property, commercial and IP/IT, infrastructure and projects colleagues relating to the structuring and funding of projects, use of appropriate legal entities and the commercial, legal and governance implications arising. George is commercially astute and a relationship builder who seeks to understand clients' objectives and provide practical guidance towards successful project delivery and implementation.

Career

Trained Bird Semple Fyfe Ireland 1988-90; assistant Bird Semple corporate department 1990-96; associate partner Anderson Fyfe 1996-97; associate Shepherd and Wedderburn 1997; partner corporate department from 1998.

Languages

Basic French.

Member

Law Society of Scotland.

Education

University of Glasgow (1987 LLB Hons; 1988 Diploma in Legal Practice).

Leisure

Football, cinema, food and drink.


Scotland: Corporate and commercial

Corporate and commercial: Edinburgh and Glasgow

Within: Leading individuals

George Boyle - Shepherd and Wedderburn

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 BoyleAndrew BlainPaul HallyKeir Willox, Joanna Monaghan  and Ian Mitchell.

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