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BTO Solicitors LLP

ONE EDINBURGH QUAY, 133 FOUNTAINBRIDGE, EDINBURGH, EH3 9QG, SCOTLAND
Tel:
Work 0131 222 2939
Fax:
Fax 0131 222 2949
DX:
ED77 EDINBURGH
Email:
Web:
www.bto.co.uk
Edinburgh, Glasgow

Graeme Kelly

Tel:
Work 0131 222 2939
Email:
BTO Solicitors LLP

Work Department

Commercial property and Real Estate.

Position

Partner

Graeme has more than 25 years’ experience working in the commercial real estate and property markets. In recent years his main focus has been advising investors in the acquisition and disposal of office and industrial developments, and on legal issues arising in the management of investment portfolios, but traditionally Graeme’s particular specialism has been in advising developers, particularly in the development, operation and financing of hotels and other leisure and licensed premises. His clients include investment funds, as well as national hotel brands and smaller independent developers and occupiers.

Career

Partner, BTO Solicitors LLP (Nov. 2018-present); Partner, DWF LLP (July 2012-October 2015); Partner, Biggart Baillie (1996-2012); Associate, Thorntons Solicitors (1990-1996).

Languages

English and learning German.

Member

Law Society of Scotland.

Education

University of Dundee, LLB Hons (1980-1985).

Leisure

Watching football and playing golf.


Scotland: Real estate

Commercial property: Edinburgh and Glasgow

Within: Commercial property: Edinburgh and Glasgow

BTO Solicitors LLP handles a wide range of issues for developers, housebuilders, charities and retailers, among other clients. In 2016 Graeme Kelly led a team, which acted for Rockford Portfolio Limited in its portfolio acquisition of nine office buildings in six separate locations in Lanarkshire. Another highlight involved David Gibson and associate Manjit Hunjan advising Isle of Arran Distillers on the development of a new whisky distiller, which included assisting the client with a site acquisition. The firm also acts for other clients, such as Mactaggart & Mickel Group, The Architectural Heritage Fund and Stena Line group. Gibson jointly heads the practice with chairman Alan Borthwick, who is experienced in strategic land development projects, and is active in renewables sector matters. Jane Steel undertakes a significant amount of work for retail sector clients such as Adidas, Maplin and Superdry. Other key partners include Scott Buchan, Nicolas McBride and Peter Graham. Associates Marieclaire Reid and Donnie Robertson are also recommended.

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