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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

Gary Booth

Tel:
Work 0141 221 8012
Email:
BTO Solicitors LLP

Work Department

Corporate.

Position

Partner

Gary is a partner in the commercial team with experience in a wide range of corporate and commercial matters, including share and business sales & purchases, joint ventures, shareholder agreements, commercial contracts and general corporate & commercial advice.  Also involved in sports law, particularly in relation to football.

Has acted for a variety of clients, including SMEs/private companies, publicly listed companies and private equity funds, across a number of different sectors.

Experienced in cross-jurisdictional transactions, having previously worked in London and Dubai.

Recent notable transactions include: acting for the Seller in the sale of a development management company; acting for the Seller in the sale of a company in the leisure sector; acting for a mezzanine lender in connection with the advance of a loan facility to support equity funding; acting for a fund manager in relation to a VCT-funded property project; and acting for the Scottish FA in relation to various ongoing issues.

 

Career

Trained, assistant Dundas & Wilson CS LLP (2000-04); associate, senior associate Allen & Overy LLP (2004-08); senior associate Levy & McRae (2008-11); partner (2011-14); partner BTO Solicitors LLP (2014-present).

Member

Law Society of Scotland.

Education

University of Strathclyde (1995-99 LLB Hons); Glasgow Graduate School of Law (1999-2000 Dip LP).

Leisure

Football; cinema; reading.


Scotland: Corporate and commercial

Corporate and commercial: Edinburgh and Glasgow

Within: Corporate and commercial: Edinburgh and Glasgow

BTO Solicitors LLP’s broad client base includes housebuilders, funders, entrepreneurs, owner-managed businesses and national/international businesses. In addition to assisting with funding transactions and organisational restructurings, the firm also handles acquisitions and disposals, MBOs, joint ventures and investment agreements, among other matters. Jeremy Glen leads the team, which is ‘realistic in its timescales and always provides value for money’. Singled out for particular client praise is the ‘very pragmaticAndrew Sleigh, who acted for Cooper Cromar Group (a vehicle used by the management team) in the MBO of Cooper Cromar Limited. Gary Booth handles a variety of matters for clients in the SME sector, including share and business purchases or sales, shareholder agreements and commercial contracts. Scott Wyper, who made partner in 2016, draws work from a wide range of sectors, with a particular specialism in renewable energy transactions. Alastair Dunn is another key individual.

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Scotland: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

Sport

Within: Sport

The ‘strong’ team at BTO Solicitors LLP specialises in football, golf and boxing and ‘provides very good advice’ on corporate governance issues, while also handling contentious matters. Team head Andrew Sleigh, who is praised as being ‘very strong at providing commercial advice’, advised Royal Troon Golf Club on amendments to its constitution to admit women into membership, and assisted the Scottish Football Association with a number of issues pertaining to hosting UEFA Euro 2020 matches at Hampden Park. Gary Booth continues to assist the same client with corporate governance matters, including its annual revision process.

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