Burges Salmon has appointed Stuart McMillan as a partner in its Banking team, based in Edinburgh.
Prior to joining Burges Salmon Stuart was a partner at DLA Piper in Scotland, based in its Edinburgh office (where he formerly acted as Location Head for the Finance and Projects team). As a nationally recognised figure in energy and infrastructure finance, Stuart advises a wide range of banks and borrowers in project finance (including PFI/PPP and renewables), acquisition finance and real estate finance deals, frequently involving cross-border financing. Stuart is qualified in both Scotland and in England and Wales.
Stuart says: “Everyone in the market was aware of the successful launch of Burges Salmon’s Edinburgh office in May. Not only does the firm’s Banking team manage complex financing transactions, and advise a diverse range of clients on all aspects of banking law, but it is also very well known for having some of the best lawyers in the country in the infrastructure, real estate and energy sectors.
“I’m therefore really pleased to be joining Burges Salmon at such an exciting time in its growth and helping the firm enhance its presence across these strategically significant sectors.”
In addition to developing Burges Salmon’s general Scottish Banking practice, Stuart will focus on enhancing the strength of the firm’s infrastructure, real estate and energy expertise and capability, working alongside existing Edinburgh partners Danny Lee, Robert Forman and Craig Whelton and the firm-wide teams. Stuart will spend the majority of his time in the firm’s Edinburgh office and will also work with its wider practices, sector groups and existing Scottish practice, to develop and grow existing and new client relationships.
Burges Salmon Managing Partner, Roger Bull, concludes: “We’re really excited to be able to announce Stuart’s arrival, which will further help us best meet the needs of our clients in Scotland and our commitment to the continued growth of both the firm and our long-standing successful Scottish practice.”