S&W wins K&L Gates property tsar

Scottish firm Shepherd and Wedderburn (S&W) has strengthened its property division with the hire of a Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Preston Gates Ellis (K&L Gates) partner.

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•Scottish firm Shepherd and Wedderburn (S&W) has strengthened its property division with the hire of a Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Preston Gates Ellis (K&L Gates) partner. Neil Rainey, who formally took up his post last week (27 August), works on property finance, acquisition finance and property aspects of large corporate deals. Rainey’s appointment is a big win for S&W, which hopes to benefitfrom his strong client base of Northern Irish banks. Shepherd chief executive Patrick Andrews said: “Neil is a significant boost to our property finance offering and will assist us in further developing then increasing workflow from Northern Ireland.”