Law Services for Businesses Banking & Finance

A highly experienced and committed team advising on all aspects of banking and finance law.

MacRoberts’ banking and finance lawyers advise clients across the entire range of mainstream finance legal work required by the Scottish market. We are regularly instructed by banks and financial institutions, borrowers and investors to assist in a wide range of matters such as corporate banking, real estate finance, project finance, cross-border financing, loan-book sales and standard form documentation for lenders.

 

We serve on the panels of all of the main banking players and work with the majority of leading banks active in the Scottish market. Our team also works regularly with Magic Circle firms on the Scottish aspects of larger multi-jurisdictional transactions.

Experts in banking and finance legal work

We advise on the full spectrum of finance legal work, assisting clients with corporate lending, secured lending, PFI/PPP transactions, loan sales, restructuring, distressed loans, standard form documentation, real estate finance, project finance asset-backed finance and structured finance.

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Working in partnership with our clients

Our banking and finance team is recognised for its commercial focus and creating partnerships with clients, working closely with them to achieve practical solutions at each stage of a transaction. Our coordinated service encompasses the various legal disciplines required in the supply of banking and finance services, including tax, corporate, construction, litigation, regulation and insolvency.

Related Services

  • Inward Investment

    MacRoberts advises those looking to come to Scotland for the first time and those with existing operations in Scotland on their inward investment projects.

  • Corporate Finance

    Award-winning corporate and commercial legal advisers to businesses across Scotland, the UK and overseas.

    Corporate Finance
  • Corporate Tax

    MacRoberts advises on a broad range of direct and indirect tax issues which arise in commercial transactions, providing pragmatic and straightforward tax advice to fit with your commercial objectives.

    Corporate Tax
  • Commercial Property

    Our award-winning property solicitors have a wealth of experience and practical knowledge acquired through decades of working on high-profile real estate projects.

    Commercial Property
  • Major Projects & Infrastructure

    MacRoberts has been at the forefront of PFI and Project Finance since its inception and is established as one of the leading firms in this field.

    Major Projects & Infrastructure
  • Healthcare

    Our Healthcare team comprises leaders in their respective fields, who have established excellent reputations in the healthcare sector and have in-depth knowledge of the legal and commercial challenges faced by our clients.

    Healthcare
  • Restructuring & Insolvency

    We advise clients on the often complex issues that can arise in relation to all formal and informal corporate recovery procedures.

    Restructuring & Insolvency

Our Awards & Accreditations

  • Shortlisted for Firm of the Year at the Scottish Legal Awards 2022.

  • In 2016, we became one of the first law firms in Scotland to become Living Wage accredited employers.

  • Winners of Corporate & Commercial Team of the Year and Family Law Team of the Year at the Scottish Legal Awards 2020.

  • Our Real Estate team won the Property Team of the Year Award at the British Legal Awards in 2018.

  • Winner of SME of the Year at the Scottish SME Awards 2017, hosted by Scottish Business Insider.

  • Highly Commended for Commercial Team of the Year at the British Legal Awards 2016.

  • We are a proud member of the Legal Sustainability Alliance, a network of law firms committed to working collaboratively to reduce our environmental impact

  • In 2019, MacRoberts achieved Cyber Essentials Plus certification, a UK Government entry-level information security standard. 

  • MacRoberts holds the ISO 9001:2015 certification for Quality Management, the most widely recognised quality management system standard in the world.

  • MacRoberts holds the ISO14001:2015 certification for Environmental Management, demonstrating our ongoing commitment to environmental awareness.

  • MacRoberts holds the ISO27001:2013 certification for Information Security, an internationally recognised security gold standard.

  • Business continuity is a critical element of the Business Management System at MacRoberts and we hold full accreditation with the ISO 22301:2019.

  • MacRoberts is a member of IP Inclusive, a network of intellectual property professionals working to make our community more equal, diverse and inclusive.

  • We are active members of the PRIME Programme – an organisation that focuses on ensuring a career in law is open to talent from all economic and social backgrounds.

  • MacRoberts supports the Scottish Business Pledge, a values-led partnership between Government and business that is based on boosting productivity and competitiveness through fairness, equality and sustainable employment.

  • We are supporters of the Partnership for Change, a network of organisations and individuals who share a common ambition to improve diversity on boards and in senior leadership.

  • We are a member of the Employers Network for Equality & Inclusion (ENEI), a UK-based not-for-profit organisation which helps employers build and maintain diverse teams and inclusive cultures through our membership, training, and consultancy services.

  • In 2022, MacRoberts was awarded enei's Silver TIDEMark. TIDE is enei's self-assessment evaluation and benchmarking tool which measures an organisation's overall approach and progress on diversity and inclusion.

  • MacRoberts is a Disability Confident employer, and are committed to disability equality across our firm.

  • MacRoberts fully supports flexible working practices and supports family-friendly working practices.

  • MacRoberts is a member of The Glass Network, Scotland's organisation for LGBT+ allied legal professionals.
  • In 2022, MacRoberts received a Bronze Award in Stonewall's Workplace Equality Index for our commitment to LGBTQI+ inclusivity in the workplace.

  • MacRoberts is a longstanding member of Scotland Food & Drink, the leading trade association for Scotland's food and drink industry.

  • MacRoberts is an Associate Member of SELECT, Scotland's largest construction trade association.