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BTO Solicitors LLP

48 ST VINCENT STREET, GLASGOW, G2 5HS, SCOTLAND
Tel:
Work 0141 221 8012
Fax:
Fax 0141 221 7803
DX:
GW96 GLASGOW
Email:
Web:
www.bto.co.uk
Edinburgh, Glasgow

Alastair Dunn

Tel:
Work 0141 221 8012
Email:
BTO Solicitors LLP

Work Department

Corporate; third sector.

Position

Partner

Alastair’s practice covers all aspects of company and contract law as well as public sector, third sector and project work. Within his general corporate practice, which covers the full range of acquisitions, disposals, investments and banking work, Alastair specialises in corporate disputes, forensics and insolvency. Alastair acts for a range of well-established clients including national and international organisations, owner-managed companies, entrepreneurs, funders, shareholder groups and investors.  Instructions include sale of a utilities group; project, development and collaboration agreements; consultancy contracts; and high value company disputes/shareholder issues.

Career

Trained MacRoberts; qualified 1990; partner BTO Solicitors LLP 2001. Assistant, Biggart Baillie; assistant, Maclay Murray & Spens; assistant, Semple Fraser; Partner, Macdonald Henderson. Current directorships: EB Scotland Limited.

Languages

English.

Member

Law Society of Scotland.

Education

Boclair Academy, Bearsden; Glasgow University (1988 LLB (Hons)).

Leisure

Music, theatre and travel.


Scotland: Corporate and commercial

Corporate and commercial: Edinburgh and Glasgow

Within: Corporate and commercial: Edinburgh and Glasgow

BTO Solicitors LLP's team undertakes a wide variety of corporate transactions, including acquisitions and disposals, joint ventures and company restructurings. In addition, it advises on investment agreements, shareholder agreements and corporate governance issues, among other matters. The firm has a diverse client following, which includes sole traders and Scottish SMEs, as well as UK and international businesses. In the construction sector, Scott Wyper and senior solicitor Emma Barclay acted for Lifting Gear Hire Limited in its £1.7m acquisition of a competitor's business and assets in 2017. The firm generates work from clients across many other industries, including energy, food and drink, and travel and leisure. Wyper and practice head Jeremy Glen are two of the six partners in the team, with the other names being Andrew Sleigh, Alastair Dunn, Gary Booth and Patrice Fabien.

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Scotland: Finance

Insolvency and corporate recovery

Within: Insolvency and corporate recovery

BTO Solicitors LLP's outstanding reputation in dispute resolution makes it a particularly strong choice for insolvency litigation, which includes cases involving allegations of misfeasance by company directors, personal liability and disqualification proceedings. Robin Macpherson and James Reekie acted for the liquidator of Denmore Investments in an appeal at the Sheriff Appeal Court, which related to the liquidator seeking to reduce a guarantee granted by the liquidated company on the basis that it constituted a gratuitous alienation under section 242 of the Insolvency Act 1986. On the non-contentious side, Alastair Dunn is experienced in insolvency-related corporate restructurings, while Andrew Sleigh (an accredited specialist in insolvency) has expertise in M&A transactions. Kirsteen Maclean, who acts for insolvency practitioners in personal and corporate insolvencies, holds the Certificate of Proficiency in Insolvency (Scotland) qualification from the Insolvency Practitioners' Association. Grant Hunter is another name to note. Dorothy Hatfield and Dunn jointly head up the practice.

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