Bruce Stephen > Brodies LLP > Edinburgh, Scotland > Lawyer Profile

Brodies LLP

Work Department

Banking and finance.


Head of banking and finance dealing with all aspects of banking and finance transactions, including corporate, structured, property, project, development or asset-backed finance; a specialist in corporate and structured finance and securitisation, as well as providing advice receivables and asset based lending.


Trained Dundas & Wilson CS; qualified Scotland 1994; assistant in corporate department 1994; assistant Tods Murray corporate department 1996; qualified England 1997; associate in banking department 1998; partner Tods Murray WS 2000; partner Brodies LLP and head of banking and finance group 2002.


Inverurie Academy; Glasgow University (1991 LLB Hons).


Golf, tennis, member of the Brodies band (electric guitar), sailing

Lawyer Rankings

Scotland > Finance > Banking and finance

(Hall of Fame)

Bruce StephenBrodies LLP

Brodies LLP‘s banking and finance team has recently undergone significant growth at the non-partner level, expanding on the existing strength of the highly regarded partner group, which is led by Bruce Stephen. The practice is noted for its infrastructure, renewable energy and oil and gas finance work, real estate finance issues and corporate and acquisition finance matters. Also key is its strength in the marine finance space, where it acts on numerous new construction and vessel acquisition financings at a global level; this expertise is led by Neal Richardson and is particularly strong in the pelagic fishing, cargo vessel, emergency response and rescue vessel, and passenger ferry markets. Other key practitioners include Michael Stoneham, who leads the energy and infrastructure practice; and real estate finance specialist Chris Dun.

Scotland > Finance > Insolvency and corporate recovery

Brodies LLP‘s contentious expertise was recently bolstered by the arrival of Tony Jones QC from BTO Solicitors LLP. The insolvency and restructuring team, led from Edinburgh by Rachel Grant, represents large corporates, SMEs, public sector and regulatory clients, high-profile retailers and construction companies. Peter Kelly leads the Glasgow-based group, and Bruce Stephen handles specialised insolvency processes.