Michael Stoneham > Brodies LLP > Edinburgh, Scotland > Lawyer Profile

Brodies LLP

Work Department

Banking and finance.


Partner specialising in commercial banking and project finance transactions in all sectors, with particular experience in infrastructure, energy, affordable housing and public sector projects, structured finance, funds finance and capital markets transactions.


Trained Allen & Overy; qualified 1980; assistant solicitor Allen & Overy 1980-84; assistant and partner Dundas & Wilson 1984-2011; partner Brodies LLP 2011 to date.


Spanish, Latin.


Writer to the Signet; Law Society of Scotland; Law Society of England and Wales.


Chatham House Grammar School, Ramsgate; Downing College, Cambridge (1977 MA Law).


Rough shooting, tennis, family.

Lawyer Rankings

Scotland > Finance > Banking and finance

(Hall of Fame)

Michael StonehamBrodies LLP

Brodies LLP‘s banking practice continues to grow at a junior level, building on the recent expansion in its senior ranks. The firm acts for a roughly even split of lenders and borrowers, and is known for its strengths in infrastructure finance, renewable energy and finance in the oil and gas sector, real estate finance and corporate acquisition finance. It is also well regarded for its marine finance practice, which is led by Neal Richardson, and handles new construction and vessel acquisition financings around the world. Practice head Bruce Stephen, who has over 20 years of experience, focuses on asset-based lending and receivables financing. Chris Dun is recommended for his investment and development finance expertise. Michael Stoneham heads up the energy and infrastructure practice.

Scotland > Projects, energy and natural resources > Projects

Brodies LLP handles a broad spectrum of projects work, which sees the firm draw upon its strengths in areas such as project finance, procurement and construction. Its team is well regarded for its public law, finance and project delivery skills. The practice generates mandates in the transport, social accommodation, district heating and energy from waste industries. Drysdale Graham and Michael Stoneham co-head the group. Senior associate Stuart Murray is also recommended.

Scotland > Projects, energy and natural resources > Energy (excluding oil and gas)

The renewables team at Brodies LLP often finds itself at the forefront of developments in the onshore wind, subsidy-free, tidal, hydro and heat sectors. It advises international developers and funders on contract for difference (CfD) projects, subsidy-free onshore wind and solar projects, regulatory matters and power purchase agreements (PPAs). The team is jointly led by Keith Patterson (who focuses on transactional and project finance matters), Kirsty Macpherson and Michael Stoneham. Sarah-Jane McArthur specialises in low carbon energy projects, while managing associate Claire Reid focuses on wind, hydro and anaerobic digestion.