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Commercial Property Investment Scotland’s Commercial Property Firm of the Year

There’s one thing that confirms Biggart Baillie as one of the more trusted names in law – our dedication to client service. It’s this approach that makes Biggart Baillie one of the leading law firms in Scotland and we are immensely proud to be recently crowned for the second consecutive year Commercial Property Firm of the Year. Key to our Success 

Market leading team of property professionals comprising one of the largest teams in Scotland with over 30 people based across its offices in Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Substantial depth of resource and experience with the team also comprising several lawyers qualified in both Scotland and England and Wales.

High quality forward looking service delivered by focused professionals who understand commercial issues and pressures.

Partner led service, with open and effective communication at all times tailored to the specific needs of each client.

Excellent support from in-house construction, projects, environment, transport, planning, joint venture and other relevant specialist teams.

Pragmatic and innovative approach with emphasis on solutions and problem solving. Collaborative and transparent approach to fees.

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Allocation of a dedicated client partner to manage and develop the relationship. Access to the firm’s substantial network of property and wider business contacts and connections.


Commercial Property Firm of the Year

Commercial Property Firm of the Year

Commercial Property Firm of the Year

Major Deals have included: • Acquisition of Silverburn Shopping Centre, Glasgow for £297M for Hammerson and Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board. • Purchase of £150m of investments for Scandanavian Investors. • Completion of a series of investment sales and acquisitions for Chancerygate exceeding £100M. • Acquisition of the Brandon Shopping Centre, Motherwell and Clyde Retail Park for Motherwell Investment LLP (joint venture with Chester Properties Limited). • Purchase of substantial retail investment for Wittington Investments.

Our Expertise includes:

Our Clients include:

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• Hammerson PLC • Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board • ING • Britannia Invest A/S • Igal Ahouvi • Habro Group • Chester Properties • Chancerygate • The Local Shopping Reit • Wittington Investments

Purchases and Sales Large Portfolio Transactions Securitisation Sale/Leaseback Tax Planning and Structuring Limited Partnership Limited Liability Partnership Property Unit Trusts Joint Ventures Inward Investment Funding Agreements Development Agreements Overage Agreements Landlord & Tenant

What our Clients Say “…very reliable, professional and very commercial. You did an excellent job for us and I would not hesitate to recommend you.” “……provide an excellent service adding value through innovative ideas and not always blindly following instructions. They are responsive but never lose sight of the detail required. Their strong reputation in the Scottish market holds great authority.” “Proactive, commercially focused and dedicated to furthering their clients' interests you can be assured that the Biggart Baillie team will still be in the office when others have left for the evening. As a quality organisation we expect a quality service and Biggart Baillie do not disappoint.” “Biggart Baillie’s team add value to projects by focussing on understanding the commercial and operational objectives.” “Working with Biggart Baillie is a pleasure. The team fully understand our business and legal requirements and deal with all matters promptly and efficiently.”

What the Experts Say “Always delivering on time and offering a great wealth of resources” “The aura of accomplishment conveyed by this firm is backed by the presence of some extremely astute legal minds” Chambers and Partners “Clients are impressed by its proactive attitude” “Biggart Baillie LLP repeatedly demonstrates that it stands above the pack through a practical approach to difficult problems, quick turnaround of documents and advice, and depth of specialist resources and knowledge” Legal 500

Biggart Baillie’s highly experienced and award winning property team is ready to deliver proven expertise in all areas of real estate. We have a track record of delivering high quality, commercial advice across a range of sectors to local and national clients. We have exceptional support from recognised experts in the key areas of property disputes, corporate recovery, construction, planning, environmental, corporate structures, transport and tax. Scott Buchan, Partner D.D. 0141 228 8334

Sandy Reid, Partner D.D. 0131 474 2380

Scott has an extensive track record in a wide range of property investment and development transactions across all sectors. He has advised clients on substantial deals using various types of investment vehicles.

Sandy’s experience includes; acting for national and international investors and funders; large portfolio transactions; securitisation; acquisition, development and letting of major shopping centres; mixed use developments both in and out of town.

Iain McLean, Partner D.D. 0131 474 2320

Chris McLeish, Partner D.D. 0141 228 8052

Iain is a well known figure in the property market throughout Scotland and the UK particularly in the retail, investment, hotel and leisure sectors. He is an integral part of Biggart Baillie’s property team acting for a wide variety of clients from large household names to new ventures ( just opening) {making their mark) in the UK.

Chris has significant property investment experience. He acts for a number of Scottish and UK investors in acquisitions, disposals and asset management., involving a range of investment vehicles, with particular experience in the industrial and retail warehousing investment sectors. Chris also advises a number of commercial developers and has significant property finance experience.

Thinking Ahead to Stay Ahead

At Biggart Baillie, we take your business personally. Our clients come to us because they want to work with people with first-class expertise and a dedication to customer service. It is this approach that makes us one of the leading law firms in Scotland.

With offices in Glasgow and Edinburgh, we work with clients throughout Scotland, the UK and internationally. How can we be sure of delivering the best advice for each client? By recognising each one individually and really getting to know what makes their organisation tick.

Glasgow Dalmore House, 310 St. Vincent Street, Glasgow, G2 5QR DX GW9 Tel: +44 (0) 141 228 8000 FAX: +44(0) 141 228 8310

Edinburgh No. 2 Lochrin Square, 96 Fountainbridge, Edinburgh EH3 9QA DX ED15 Tel: +44 (0) 131 226 5541 FAX: +44(0) 131 226 2278

Commercial Property Real Deals Jan 2012  

Some of our recent commercial property investment transactions

Commercial Property Real Deals Jan 2012  

Some of our recent commercial property investment transactions