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REAL INSIGHT

BUSINESS COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES PUBLIC SECTOR


WHY US? OUR COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE TEAM is one of the biggest and most experienced in Scotland. The team has grown steadily over the last ten years, and we currently have over 65 expert lawyers who bring their expertise to a wide variety of clients. In recent years we’ve acted on some of the biggest commercial property deals in Scotland, including representing a global brewery company in their £422 million acquisition of 918 properties from a UK clearing bank, and also for a global real estate investment and services company in their acquisition of a real estate backed loan book valued in excess of £750 million.

Our scale and range of experience means that we can successfully resource and deliver any size of Scottish real estate deal.

£422 MILLION ACQUISITION FOR GLOBAL BREWERY COMPANY


WE HAVE A CLEAR FOCUS on delivering quality and value not only for our clients but also when partnering with firms in other jurisdictions. Our clients like the fact that we are free to partner with whichever firm they are working alongside whether in the UK or internationally.

TRANSACTIONS WORTH MORE THAN £10 BILLION IN 2015

We have recently collaborated with legal firms in Germany, France, Canada, the United States and Italy on deals from corporate acquisitions to real estate transactions and distressed debt purchases. We work with English firms on a daily basis, and in 2015 we advised on Scottish aspects of transactions worth more than £10 billion.

The lawyers are fantastic: they’re easy to contact and approachable and give helpful advice. Chambers and Partners


WE OFFER OUR CLIENTS a variety of different specialist skill sets – as well as the core real estate skills. Our planning and transportation offering is one of the strongest in Scotland with eight specialist lawyers, including three partners. We also have specialists in construction, residential, social housing, security work, joint ventures and telecommunications to fully meet all of our clients’ property requirements. It is this depth of expertise that sets us apart in the market. £750 MILLION ACQUISITION FOR REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT COMPANY

In the area of litigation support we have one of the largest Litigation teams in Scotland, including accredited experts and two practising solicitor advocates, who help deliver excellent value for money to our clients. We also have expertise in Alternative Dispute Resolution including accredited mediators, who can bring a pragmatic and swift approach to resolving disputes. We are ranked in Chambers and Partners, and Legal 500 for general/commercial litigation, as well as for planning.

We have always found their lawyers to be resourceful and commercial with a real willingness to get the deal done. John Fletcher Nationwide


OUR CLIENTS WE ARE WIDELY RECOGNISED AS MARKET LEADERS for commercial real estate work in Scotland. We are fortunate to count as our clients some of the largest private and public organisations in the country including one of the largest supermarket chains, many house-builders, clearing banks and the UK and Scottish Governments.

CLIENTS AND PARTNERS IN SCOTLAND, ENGLAND, WALES AND ACROSS THE WORLD

We look after all real estate requirements for many “household name� clients with extensive property interests. This expertise includes portfolio sales and acquisitions, sale and leasebacks as well as large-scale refinancing. Our day-to-day estate management expertise includes a significant amount of leasing as well as planning and development work for an increasing number of clients who are rolling out newly developed or refurbished properties as part of wider expansion programmes. We are privileged to work with clients with whom our relationship goes back decades. We are also fortunate to have welcomed new clients in recent years, many won after competitive tender or by word of mouth from existing clients. For every single client - old or new - we work hard to challenge ourselves to continue to deliver great service and fantastic value for money.


PROPERTY INVESTMENT

PROPERTY DEVELOPMENT

David Stewart 0131 247 1176 david.stewart@morton-fraser.com

Michael Ramsay 0131 247 1044 michael.ramsay@morton-fraser.com

RETAIL AND LEISURE

STUDENT ACCOMMODATION

HOUSEBUILDING

Elspeth Carson 0131 247 1201 elspeth.carson@morton-fraser.com

Brian Hutcheson 0141 274 1119 brian.hutcheson@morton-fraser.com

Brian Macfarlane 0141 274 1115 brian.macfarlane@morton-fraser.com

PROPERTY IN PENSIONS

GENERAL REAL ESTATE

Fergus McDiarmid 0141 375 0796 fergus.mcdiarmid@morton-fraser.com

Jonathan Seddon 0131 247 3177 jonathan.seddon@morton-fraser.com

CONTACT US


The overall level of service is outstanding. The value for money is impeccable. Chambers and Partners

OUR PROMISE

IT'S SIMPLE.

We guarantee that we will provide clear advice and transparent costs. You have our word.


Morton Fraser is a thriving, top ten Scottish law firm, delivering clear advice to businesses, the public sector, individuals and families.

MAKE CONTACT For any of these services please contact us. Edinburgh: 0131 247 1000 Glasgow: 0141 274 1100

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