TLT strengthens banking with recruitment of Scottish banking heavyweight

Euan Cluness, partner at TLT

NATIONAL law firm TLT has recruited leading banking partner Euan Cluness to help lead the growth of its banking offering in Scotland. Euan will be based TLT’s Edinburgh office.

Joining TLT from Addleshaw Goddard, Euan brings over a decade of experience advising banks and borrowers on some of the most complex and high-profile debt finance transactions the UK.

Boasting in-depth experience in corporate lending, acquisition finance and debt restructuring, Euan has advised many of the UK’s high street banks including NatWest, RBS, HSBC, Barclays and Virgin Money together with a number of non-bank lenders and well-known corporate borrowers. Euan also has extensive experience working across a number of different sectors including leisure, food and drink; and construction.

As well as being recognised as a “Leader in his field” in Legal 500 rankings, Euan is one of the rare go-to banking experts with experience in asset-finance lending, reflecting his unique and market-leading position in the banking sector in Scotland.

At TLT, Euan will work closely with Glasgow based banking partner Douglas Gourlay and the existing team, providing strategic advice on corporate and leveraged finance transactions to some of the firm’s key clients, complimenting the existing strong real estate finance practice.

Euan’s appointment will support the strategic growth of TLT’s Edinburgh office, further enhancing the level of service the firm offers clients in the location. His appointment follows a number of key strategic hires in Edinburgh including managing associate Catherine MacPherson who joined TLT’s financial disputes and investigations team and managing associate Amy Campbell who joined the firm’s investment and asset management team.  

Douglas Gourlay, banking partner in Scotland said: “Euan’s appointment demonstrates our continued commitment to build on the existing strength and growth of the Scottish banking team and wider investment in the TLT banking team nationally, as well as being a key component in the expansion of our Edinburgh office. Euan is recognised as a leading player in the Scottish market and we’re delighted to welcome him to the team.”

Euan Cluness, partner at TLT said: “Having acted for lenders and borrowers in the Scottish corporate and leveraged finance market for almost twenty years, I was very impressed by TLT’s client roster, approach and ambition.  I’m joining a strong team in Scotland and across the UK at a very exciting time for the firm as they look to build upon an already substantial growth period. 

“As well as its client portfolio, I was also attracted by TLT’s unique culture and values, which I feel match my own and are a rare find in the legal industry.”

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