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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

Nicolas McBride

Tel:
Work 0141 221 8012
Email:
BTO Solicitors LLP

Work Department

Real estate, leisure, hospitality and licensing, banking and finance, energy.

Position

Partner

Specialises in commercial property, property related finance and the hospitality sector. He advises landlords, tenants, banks, developers, insolvency practitioners, community groups and charities in property related matters. He is involved daily in purchases and sales, drafting and negotiating leases/general lease management work and is experienced in acting for institutional Landlords managing their property portfolios.  He acts for an impressive list of clients with licensing issues, ranging from European and UK hotel chains such as WA Shearings to boutique restaurants, pubs and night clubs. He acts for various high profile lenders in property and development finance and secured lending matters. He has a particular interest in ethical and social finance (acting for one of the leading banks in the sector). He has an expertise in renewable energy schemes including wind energy and hydro projects acting for funders, developers and land owners. He heads up the firm’s team involved in the property aspects of renewable energy work undertaken for Triodos Bank N.V.

Career

Trained Brechin Tindal Oatts; qualified 1998: Partner BTO Solicitors LLP 2007. Assistant then Associate followed by Partner, all BTO Solicitors LLP 1997 to date.

Member

Law Society of Scotland.

Education

Lenzie Academy; University of Strathclyde (1997 LLB (Hons)).

Leisure

Family, football and golf.


Scotland: Crime, fraud and licensing

Licensing

Within: Licensing

BTO Solicitors LLP’ ‘strong team’ handles a range of licensing matters including initial applications and transfers of licences. Clients include Lloyds Banking Group, which it advises on the licensing aspects of repossessions. Nicolas McBride leads the team, which includes Graeme Kelly, who joined from DWF.

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Scotland: Projects, energy and natural resources

Energy (excluding oil and gas)

Within: Energy (excluding oil and gas)

BTO Solicitors LLP handles equity fundraising for developers, project finance for funders and borrowers, joint ventures and site acquisitions. It undertakes a significant amount of work for Triodos Bank and, in 2015, assisted the client with its £14m funding of a three-turbine wind farm being developed as a joint venture between a housing association and Community Energy Scotland. Nicolas McBride and Jeremy Glen lead the team, which ‘combines good legal advice with commercial reality’.

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