Our real estate team acts for a wide range of institutions, fund managers, private and publicly-owned property companies, developers, occupiers, banks, land owners, educational bodies and charities in meeting their needs in the Scottish market.
It is our reputation for excellence which results in our team being consistently top-ranked by the leading independent legal directories, Chambers and Partners and the Legal 500.
Our market-leading real estate team is the front-runner in development, leasing, sales, acquisitions and funding. The team has the resource and strength and depth of expertise to deliver on some of the largest deals in industry sectors including hospitality and leisure, development, retail, industrial and housebuilding.
Often involving highly complex cross-border funding structures, we draw on specialists from across our business to deliver innovative and tailored results. Our work with international law firms covers all bases, from guiding parties through the legal issues involved in property finance transactions involving Scottish assets to bespoke property structures tailored to meet the needs of capital market transactions.
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