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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. Nicolas 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. Nicolas and his team have a band 1 ranking in the Legal 500 for its leisure and hospitality expertise. 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

Partner, BTO Solicitors LLP (2007-present). Trained Brechin Tindal Oatts; qualified 1998

Languages

English.

Member

Law Society of Scotland.

Education

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

Leisure

Family, football and golf.


Scotland: Projects, energy and natural resources

Energy (excluding oil and gas)

Within: Energy (excluding oil and gas)

BTO Solicitors LLP has a strong track record in community-driven renewable energy projects, and with advising landowners on the diversification of landed estates in wind and hydro developments. David Gibson is acting for Luss Estates Company as the landowner in the construction of an innovative new community hydro scheme. In addition, Scott Wyper, team head Nicolas McBride, Emma Barclay and Marieclaire Reid are advising Triodos Bank on the refinancing of an operational single turbine community wind farm. They also recently assisted the same client with financing the development of a three turbine wind farm, which is being developed as a joint venture between housing association Fyne Homes and Community Energy Scotland. Other specialisms of the team include projects involving solar, energy from waste and biomass. Jeremy Glen is recommended for his project finance expertise, and also his knowledge of the commercial and contractual aspects of renewable energy deals. Alan Borthwick is another key figure.

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