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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

Patrice Fabien

Tel:
Work 0141 221 8012
Email:
BTO Solicitors LLP

Work Department

Social housing, Charities, Corporate, Procurement

Position

Partner

 

Patrice is very well respected and acknowledged as an expert in his field. His knowledge of the social housing sector is unrivalled in Scotland. Often called upon to prepare high level Options Appraisal Reports on issues such as corporate governance; group structures – including mergers, amalgamations, consolidation and joint ventures; charity law and the ever-growing management matters that are relevant to RSLs and charities. Particularly adept at dealing with issues relating to contracts, EU Procurement and State Aid. He has assisted clients in the UK in successfully challenging awards of contracts under the old procurement regime as well as under the new procurement regime. Patrice acts for a number of well-known charitable organisations and charitable RSLs, advising on funding models, policies and ongoing legislative and regulatory changes. In addition, Patrice advises on all matters relating to funding, including bilateral loan agreements, syndication, re-finance and lending through trust fund managers.

Career

Trained Dundas & Wilson; qualified 1991; In-house solicitor, Scottish Homes, then Partner, BTO Solicitors LLP (2000).

Publications of note: ‘Procurement Reform (Scotland) Bill’, Housing Scotland Magazine (December 2013); ‘What to expect from EU Procurement Reforms’ Business Insider (October 2013); ‘Registered Social Landlords and EU Procurement Regulations’ Scots Law Times Issue 24: (July 2011).

Languages

French.

Education

Edinburgh University, (1990 LLB Dip LP; 1987 MA (Hons)).

Leisure

Wine tasting, cycling and traditional fiddle music.


Scotland: Private client

Charities and not-for-profit

Within: Charities and not-for-profit

BTO Solicitors LLPprovides clear and concise advice’ on charity regulation and OSCR requirements, including the transition from non-charitable to charitable status and governance matters. ‘Knowledgeable and professional’ associate and ‘excellent communicatorMarion Davis advised the University of Strathclyde Students’ Association (USSA) on OSCR requirements following its transition from an unincorporated association to an incorporated company structure, and subsequently assisted the client with obtaining OSCR consent to change its legal form. The practice also regularly assists charitable registered social landlords with regulatory and governance issues. Team head Patrice Fabien assisted Richmond Fellowship Scotland (TRFS) in its role as a private landlord with regulatory issues applicable to private residential tenancies. Other clients include the Scottish Cremation Society, CLIC Sargent and McSence.

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Scotland: Real estate

Social housing

Within: Leading individuals

Patrice Fabien - BTO Solicitors LLP

Within: Social housing

BTO Solicitors LLP has a track record in the social housing sector dating back to the 1970s, and is particularly known for acting for RSLs. Patrice Fabien leads the group, which includes commercial conveyancing expert Karen Brodie. Brodie acted alongside Marieclaire Reid and Lesley Gray for Clyde Valley Housing Association on its acquisition of 13 separate development sites as part of an ambitious development programme. Grant Hunter assists with all forms of dispute resolution (including litigation, arbitration and mediation), and is experienced in contentious matters arising from development projects and tenement refurbishment programmes. David Young handles a variety of issues, such as antisocial behaviour, tenancy litigation and factoring. Also recommended are employment law specialists Caroline Carr and David Hoey, construction law expert Sandra Cassels, and Paul Motion, who is advising Oak Tree Housing Association on the data protection aspects of the Common Housing Register. Kingdom Housing Association, Partick Housing Association and Grampian Housing Association are also clients.

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