Michael Stoneham
Job: 
Partner
Location: 
Edinburgh
Direct line: 
+44 (0)131 656 0061
Email: 
michael.stoneham@brodies.com
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Michael is one of the most respected and well known banking lawyers in the country, and is our Head of Energy & Infrastructure Finance.

He has over 30 years' experience of a wide range of banking and finance in Scotland and England - including project finance, acquisition finance, development finance, funds finance, real estate finance, financial restructurings and rescues and public and private capital markets transactions.

Michael has a particular focus on:

  • Energy Finance, including renewable energy, energy efficiency, green finance,waste to energy and oil & gas
  • Infrastructure Finance, in sectors such as healthcare, education, social housing, accommodation, transport, waste, water, defence, marine, and leisure
  • Public Sector Finance- government grants, loans and guarantees, and financing models such as Tax Incremental Financing and Growth Accelerators, and the funding of City Region Deals

Key recent transactions are the £370 million bond issue for Aberdeen City Council to finance its infrastructure capital investment programme, and the £300 million acquisition by the Liberty/Simec Group of the Lochaber and Kinlochleven hydro works and related industrial assets and estate lands financed through the support of a Scottish Government guarantee.

Michael is the only recommended project finance expert for Scotland in the International Who's Who Directory of Business Lawyers, is identified as a leading individual for banking and finance by both Chambers and the Legal 500 Directories.

CHAMBERS DIRECTORY (2018) CITES MICHAEL AS “VERY MUCH FOCUSSED ON PROJECT FINANCE AND HE KNOWS THE AREA WELL”