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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:
Web:
www.bto.co.uk
BTO Solicitors LLP

Work Department

Corporate.

Position

Partner

Gary is a partner in the corporate team with over 15 years' experience across the full range of corporate and commercial matters, both domestically and internationally (having previously worked in London and Dubai). He acts for clients based in the UK and beyond across a variety of sectors, including manufacturing, software, professional services, logistics, retail, leisure and hospitality. His clients are principally SMEs/private companies and owner-managed businesses, but he also acts for publicly listed companies and private equity funds.

In addition to his corporate work on share and business sales and purchases, joint ventures and shareholder agreements, Gary is regularly involved in investment transactions, corporate governance matters, drafting and negotiating commercial contracts of all types, and providing general corporate and commercial advice, including in relation to shareholder/boardroom disputes.  Gary also has expertise in the field of sports law, particularly in relation to football, having acted for the Scottish FA for almost 10 years.

 

Career

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

Languages

English.

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 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: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

Sport

Within: Sport

BTO Solicitors LLP’s team specialises in football, golf and boxing, but it also acts for clients in a variety of sports on corporate governance issues and disputes. It is also often instructed to negotiate commercial terms with both men’s and women’s international sports teams on behalf of the Scottish Football Association. The practice is headed by the ‘very strongAndrew Sleigh, who is noted for providing ‘commercial advice’, particularly set against the political landscape of football. Gary Booth is another key contact, with significant corporate governance and contractual expertise in the context of sport. Other clients include Hampden Park and Royal Troon Golf Club.

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