2 Asset Recovery Experience An exceptional track record Adding value We are highly experienced in both contentious and non-contentious issues Our advice is client focused supportive and practical We analyse each instructions to identify trends that aid your internal processes and help you to make commercial decisions rather than simply looking to provide the legal answer. Adding Value Motor vehicles Commercial / industrial vehicles Heavy plant Machinery Stock claim The Shepherd+ Wedderburn Asset Based Finance team is uniquely drawn from across all disciplines within the firm both contentious and advisory. Drafting standard Asset Based Lending Drafting standard Sector We ve acted for clearing banks in connection with capital markets transactions worth over 100 Billion We ve advised a leading We managed the collection process for the invoice finance arm form agreements form loan range of asset based finance practice on of a major clearing bank against an insolvent airline agreements and security invoice lending transactions, all aspects of their business including discussions with the administrator and the directors Advising on customer insolvency Providing a helpline for Scottish asset and invoice finance queries for a major international bank Capital markets transactions with a combined value of over 100 billion We offer one point of contact to a team of highly experienced professional advisors with both legal and commercial experience committed to your sector. Our advice is client focused, practical and solution driven. Our industry experience allows us to assist you in making long term commercial decisions rather than simply looking to provide the legal answer. Advising on a wide Our experience includes: Cross border advice Collect-outs Customer fraud Fresh air invoicing Freezing assets Insolvency and seques Experience in co-ordinating investigations with and security documentationfor the last 16 yearsacross a variety cross border and We handled a major disp We negotiated and completed aninasset-backed with an insolvent constru documentation of asset classes multi-jurisdictional We are highly experienced both contentious and non-contentious issues lending facility based on company for an invoice fi Our experience includes: including receivables, elements Advising on cross new focused legal documentation company advising on: Sector Our advice is client supportive and practical Advising on securities timber, coal, whisky, border securities for a leading retail bank Cross border advice We co-ordinate a wide range of including personal 30 Million worth plant and machinery Validity of set off rights including debentures Practical experience We analyse each instructions to identify trends that aid your internal processes and help you Collect-outs complex debt recovery guarantees Rights of retention We advised in relation to high Customer fraud to make commercial decisions rather than simply looking to provide the legal answer. and and floating charges investigating and measures for invoice financiers The effect of insolvenc Fresh air invoicing profile fresh air invoice fraud floating charges We ve acted for clearing Preparing standard managing many in Scotland and England debts funded but not c Freezing assets banks in connection with form English and types of ABL Fraud Managing insolvency Insolvency and sequestration capital markets transactions Raising court Scottish invoice including; situations of your worth over 100 Billion proceedings for discounting, debt clients and their recovery of Assets Double We ve advised a leading factoring and customers Discounting invoice finance practice on asset finance Arranging for auction all aspects of their business documentation for Fresh Air dispute Collect outs for the last 16 years of Assets andwe thehandled a major with an insolvent construction a variety of lenders, Invoicing subsequent court company for an invoice finance ranging from UK order for payment of advising company on: Debt recovery Re-financing of banks to specialist any balance due We co-ordinate a wide range of stolen assets Validity of set off rights lenders Client due diligence complex debt recovery Rights of retention We advised in relation to high invoice Advising on The effect of insolvency on measures for invoice financiers profile fresh air fraud Experienced in in Scotland and England debts funded but Advising on hire satisfactory quality not collected Membership of securing and purchase and lease and retention of title the Scottish Law recovering Assets finance transactions claims Commission on across a number of Standardising jurisdictions Experienced in all Advising on Security over Asset aspects of Consumer commodity hedging Class and Debt Credit legislation arrangements Books Adding value We ve worked on asset recovery projects ranging from: including discussions with the administrator and the directors ABL Related Fraud Guarantees enforcement / damages We negotiated and completed an asset-backed lending facility based on new legal documentation for a leading retail bank worth 30 Million An exceptional track record
3 Delivering value to your business INNOVATIVE + COMMERCIAL We re always willing to try new things to achieve the right result and our people aren t just legal experts, they know your business. PRACTICAL + INTEGRATED We always take a pragmatic approach to business and lawyers from each discipline across the firm work together as a team. ENTHUSIASTIC + COMMITTED We will approach your business with flair and imagination. We will get to know you and your business. We will happily attend any strategy meeting and can provide a brief secondment to really get to know you. COLLABORATIVE + ACCESSIBLE We take relationship management seriously and provide this time free of charge. We offer buddy systems, away days and business briefings. Additionally, you can reach us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, every day of the year. TRANSPARENT + EFFICIENT Clarity on costs is paramount and we offer a number of accurate costing models. Our streamlined case management system is extremely cost effective and copes with a high volume of cases. UP-TO-DATE + THOROUGH We ll provide a full health check to ensure standard documents are consistent, up-to-date and reflect recent legislative changes. KNOWLEDGEABLE + RECIPROCAL We provide bespoke training and seminars; access to publications; client events and our online knowledge portal, The Hub. We also seek to identify opportunities where we can make business connections or direct business referrals to our clients.
4 Key Contacts Dispute Resolution Shepherd and Wedderburn is a good option for big-ticket cases LEGAL Corporate It does more than deliver. It s one of the only teams that really has a commercial way of thinking. CHAMBERS 2014 Alastair Frood, Partner Alastair is a recognised specialist in banking and finance litigation. He advises on a range of finance-related disputes including asset recovery, collect-outs, fraud, enforcing securities and interpretation of standard documentation. He also has extensive experience in alternate dispute resolution and is regularly involved in multiparty mediations, arbitrations and expert determinations. Gillian Carty, Partner Gillian is a licensed Insolvency Practitioner and accredited by the Law Society of Scotland in Insolvency Law. She focuses on contentious insolvency and enforcement issues working with many clients in the banking and finance sector. Gillian is a regular contributor to seminars and speaker at industry conferences and is recognised for her technical knowledge and shrewd commercial approach....a well-respected team, which benefits from strong relationships on both the borrower and lender sides. LEGAL Andrew Kinnes, Partner Andrew is recognised as an expert in the field of Asset Based Lending, having acted for a wide range of UK and overseas borrowers and lenders across a variety of asset classes. He regularly advises on the implications of cross border securities and is currently a member of an advisory group assisting the Scottish Law Commission with its ongoing review of the law in Scotland relating to the transfer of moveable property. Property and Infrastructure They have a sensible, realistic approach to problem solving. Their general attitude is to try to get the deal done rather than finding reasons to not get it done. CHAMBERS 2014 Andrew Hall, Partner Andrew is involved in all aspects of commercial property. He specialises in commercial and residential development, strategic land and property finance, with particular experience acting for house builders and landowners, UK banks and on large-scale multi-developer sites. Amar Wali, Amar is pragmatic and solution driven. His experience covers property finance, the energy sector, property acquisition and disposal, development and landlord and tenant work. He has particular expertise in property finance - recently acting for asset based lenders in the funding of wind farm developments together with carrying out the appropriate due diligence and preparation of security documentation. George Boyle, Partner George specialises in mergers and acquisitions, buy-ins/buy-outs, joint ventures and corporate restructurings. He advises private and public sector clients, and banks, on a variety of transactions and projects and has a reputation for engaging with clients on a variety of transactions and projects to firmly understand their commercial objectives. T +44(0) M +44(0) E T +44(0) M +44(0) E T +44(0) T +44(0) T +44(0) T +44(0) M +44(0) E M +44(0) E M +44(0) E E Intellectual Property and Commercial Contracts Quite simply they re a fantastic team. They know what to do and will work very hard to help you achieve that goal. CHAMBERS 2014 Share Incentives Joanna Boag-Thomson, Partner Joanna is an approachable and commercially astute IP/Contracts lawyer. Her work ranges from branding, merchandising and high profile sponsorship deals to complex research and development and collaboration. She is an accredited specialist and teacher of IP law and a visible player in Scotland s IT sector. She regularly reviews customer contracts as part of clients take on procedures. The kind of support they provide is absolutely fantastic. They re so proactive and the firm s responsiveness is second to none. CHAMBERS 2014 Restructuring T +44(0) M +44(0) E Rodger Cairns, Partner Rodger advises public, private and international companies on a wide range of matters relating to share schemes, executive compensation and corporate governance. Chambers state that Rodger has huge integrity, great professional skills and a lot of courage in what can be a sensitive area. Both the team and Rodger are top ranked by Chambers. T +44(0) M +44(0) E They are highly proactive, commercial and responsive to us. They were able to bring the wider Shepherd and Wedderburn team in to deal with our matter CHAMBERS 2014 Fiona Paterson, Partner Fiona is qualified in Scots and English law, specialising in corporate insolvency matters, corporate and financial restructuring, directors duties and security issues. She frequently advises on cross-border matters, acting for lenders in relation to distressed connections, advising on restructuring options and dealing with formal insolvencies. T +44(0) M +44(0) E
5 The Shepherd and Wedderburn Asset Based Finance Team Alastair Frood Relationship Partner Contract Corporate Dispute Resolution Employment Property Restructuring Share Schemes Andrew Kinnes Joanna Boag-Thomson George Boyle Alastair Frood Gillian Carty Partner & Deputy Neil Maclean Andrew Hall Fiona Paterson Roger Cairns Partner Anthea Duncan Mairi Queen Ian Mitchell Katie Macrae Elouisa Crichton Amar Wali Tom Swan Gavin Charlton Craig Nicolson Katie Barr Laura Murphy Suzanne Knowles I was very impressed by the team, they were efficient, timely and organised. Chambers and Partners 2014
6 An Exceptional Track Record Case Study Andrew Kinnes - Asset Finance Negotiation of Asset Backed Lending Facilities Andrew was approached by a client that held a significant asset base. The client wanted to use the collateral in the assets as security for new lending facilities. The facilities which were negotiated were provided by a major UK bank and were in excess of 50 million. It was the first lend of this nature at such a significant level in Scotland. Entirely new documentation required to be drafted for the purpose. Alastair Frood - Dispute Resolution Collect Out / Enforcing Security An client approached Alastair on the insolvency of one of its customers. The remit was to collect all outstanding debts to recover the balance that fell due on insolvency. Due to the varied list of customers this involved; coordinating staged payment agreements; negotiating with a large customer that had a non-assignation clause; uncovering double factoring fraud; pursuing directors under warranties in separate jurisdictions; and securing assets pending court award to ensure full recovery for client. Joanna Boag-Thomson - Contracts Customer Due Diligence An client had the opportunity to take on a new customer. The prospect had been profitable over a number of years however only had one main customer. The strength of the debt relied heavily on the existing contract between the prospect and their customer. Joanna was able to review the contract with input from the disputes team and assess the strength of the agreement and the enforceability. This allowed the Client to assess the risk involved in taking on the new client and the terms of any agreement.
7 About us A leading UK team... Over 230 lawyers across four offices Full service, multi- disciplinary team Specific expertise in the financial sector Advising corporate, public and private clients across the UK and internationally on a full range of legal matters With highly rated and award winning lawyers lawyers recognised as leaders in their field 40 practice areas ranked as leading, including banking and finance, insolvency and corporate recovery and corporate Working with institutional, private and listed clients... We have a reputation for providing an exceptional legal service. Shepherd and Wedderburn act for 28 publicly traded clients (from FTSE100 and AIM) for whom we are either sole or joint corporate legal adviser Edinburgh 1 Exchange Crescent Conference Square Edinburgh EH3 8UL T +44 (0) F +44 (0) Glasgow 191 West George Street Glasgow G2 2LB T +44 (0) F +44 (0) London Condor House 10 St. Paul s Churchyard London EC4M 8AL T +44 (0) F +44 (0) Aberdeen 1Berry Street Aberdeen AB25 1HF T +44 (0) F +44 (0) Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP. Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP is a Limited Liability Partnership authorised and regulated by the Law Society of Scotland and the Solicitors Regulation Authority (with number ). DR30 002
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