Stuart McMillan > Burges Salmon LLP > Edinburgh, Scotland > Lawyer Profile

Burges Salmon LLP
Atria One
144 Morrison Street

Work Department

Project Finance; Banking and Finance


Stuart is a finance lawyer, based in the firm’s Edinburgh office.


He is dual qualified in Scotland and in England and Wales and has extensive experience working for funders, sponsors and public authorities on project and development finance deals in the UK and overseas.

Stuart has acted on the introduction of some of the most innovative financing models in the UK market including the ‘aggregator’ and ‘bank/bond hybrid’ models.

Stuart also has extensive experience in real estate finance and asset-based lending matters.


Trained Shepherd & Wedderburn WS; qualified 2001; DLA Piper 2006; Burges Salmon 2019 to date.

University of Edinburgh (1998 LLB (Hons); 1999 DipLP).



Law Society of Scotland

Law Society of England and Wales

Law Society of Northern Ireland

Law Society of Ireland (non-practising)


LLB (Hons), DipLP, University of Edinburgh

Lawyer Rankings

Scotland > Finance > Banking and finance

With a particular strength advising on financing transactions concerning renewable energy and infrastructure projects, Burges Salmon LLP also has a solid track record when it comes to real estate, leveraged deals, corporate and acquisition finance. Stuart McMillan leads the practice and was also appointed head of the firm’s infrastructure group in May 2022, reflecting his ability to complete innovative financial transactions in that sector.

London > Projects, energy and natural resources > Infrastructure: Project finance and development

Fielding a team of ‘experts in their field’ providing ‘helpful and delimitative’ advice, Burges Salmon LLP is active on a high volume of transport-related mandates which form the cornerstone of its practice. Entrenched knowledge of the sector results in the firm regularly guiding clients through emerging technologies such as large-scale EV charging infrastructure mandates and electric and bi-mode train procurements. Beyond this, the group oversees impressive mandates relating to the development of lithium refineries in Europe and UK power matters including nuclear and wind projects. Team head Stuart McMillan is sought out by numerous established corporates and sponsors on finance and development deals, while Ian Salter is recognised for his proficiency in nuclear matters and environmental and low-carbon considerations. Lloyd James specialises in renewables, working with a stellar list of contractors and developers, while Keith Beattie is reputed for his defence and security work. Chris Simms is also recommended for his wide-spanning rail knowledge.