Shepherd and Wedderburn closes deals of £5.7 billion in 2016

Firm’s 2016 Corporate Review reveals another lucrative 12 months 

Law firm Shepherd and Wedderburn has recorded another busy 12 months, in which the corporate team acted on more than 72 deals amounting to £5.7 billion.
The firm – which has offices in Edinburgh, Glasgow, London, and Aberdeen – counts FTSE and AIM companies, SMEs, and public service organisations among its clients, and has an impressive track record of advising some of the country’s  fastest growing businesses, including FanDuel and TV Squared.
In the last 12 months, its work has spanned 12 sectors, including energy and natural resources; media and technology;  life sciences; and financial services.
Andrew Blain, head of Corporate at Shepherd and Wedderburn, said: “2016 has been another good year, and also an interesting one for us. We have been able to work with a wide range of organisations — from large multinationals to owner-operated SMEs.  I am grateful to our clients for providing us with such a diverse mix of deals —  a blend of complex high value projects right through to those that are smaller and more straightforward in nature.
“There continues to be a lot of uncertainty in the market. But despite this, we have a good pipeline of work in place at the start of 2017, and are still seeing companies seeking to invest in or acquire businesses in key sectors such as technology, oil and gas, renewable energy and food and drink.”
Shepherd and Wedderburn acquired the Commercial Law Firm in Aberdeen earlier this month in a move which it says will enable the firm to extend the full range of legal services to clients in the north east.
Blain added: “As a firm, our clients benefit from our in-depth knowledge and expertise in areas such as oil and gas; renewable energy; private client; corporate; real estate; and rural property, and we look forward to assisting old and new clients in the north east over the coming years.”
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