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Gordon Hay

Gordon Hay

Head of Banking & Finance, Scotland

CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP
Saltire Court
20 Castle Terrace
United Kingdom
Languages English

Gordon is head of Banking & Finance in Scotland. The CMS Banking and Finance Team is the largest in Scotland and has been top ranked by both Chambers and Legal 500 for a number of years.

Gordon has a been a partner for over 10 years and acts for banks and borrowers in relation to energy finance, real estate finance and general corporate lending. Gordon spent time on secondment at the Bank of Scotland’s Energy team and has a particular interest in all aspects of energy financing.

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"Highly commercial and pragmatic, and good at defining key issues and highlighting them to clients"


Relevant experience

  • The Close Brothers Energy Team in financing over £400m of renewable energy projects.
  • HSBC plc in the provision of around £40m of facilities to one of Scotland’s largest private companies based in Scotland and operating internationally.
  • Clydesdale Bank plc in relation to a number of onshore wind and solar financing transactions.
  • HSBC plc in the £40m refinancing of a Scottish retail company.
  • An Aberdeen based upstream oil and gas company in relation to its £190,000,000 borrowing base revolving credit facility made available by a banking syndicate;
  • Santander plc in relation to the project financing of a large onshore English windfarm.
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  • 1999 - Diploma in Legal Practice, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen
  • 1998 - LLB (Hons), University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen
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  • Associate Member, The Chartered Institute of Bankers in Scotland
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