Michael Stoneham > Brodies LLP > Edinburgh, Scotland > Lawyer Profile
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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.
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(Hall of Fame)
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.
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.
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.
- Banking and finance - Scotland > Finance
- Hall of Fame - Scotland > Finance > Banking and finance
- Leading individuals - Scotland > Finance > Banking and finance
- Energy (excluding oil and gas) - Scotland > Projects, energy and natural resources
- Projects - Scotland > Projects, energy and natural resources
Top Tier Firm Rankings
- Private client > Agriculture and estates
- Finance > Banking and finance
- Private client > Charities and not-for-profit
- Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation
- Real estate > Commercial property: Edinburgh and Glasgow
- Real estate > Commercial property: elsewhere in Scotland
- Real estate > Construction
- Private client > Contentious trusts and probate
- Corporate and commercial > Corporate and commercial: Edinburgh and Glasgow
- Corporate and commercial > Corporate and commercial: elsewhere in Scotland
- Corporate and commercial > Corporate tax
- Crime, fraud and licensing > Crime: fraud
- Dispute resolution > Debt recovery
- Public sector > Education
- Employment > Employment
- Corporate and commercial > EU and competition
- Private client > Family
- TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Intellectual property
- Public sector > Local government
- TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Media and entertainment
- Insurance > Medical negligence: defender
- Projects, energy and natural resources > Oil and gas
- Public sector > Parliamentary and public affairs
- Insurance > Personal injury: defender
- Private client > Personal tax, trusts and executries
- Real estate > Planning
- Insurance > Professional negligence
- Real estate > Property litigation
- Projects, energy and natural resources > Energy (excluding oil and gas)
- Real estate > Environment
- Public sector > Health
- Employment > Health and safety
- Employment > Immigration
- Finance > Insolvency and corporate recovery
- Finance > Investment funds
- TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > IT and telecoms
- Employment > Pensions
- Projects, energy and natural resources > Projects
- TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Sport