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Brodies LLP

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Julian Voge

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Brodies LLP

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Corporate and commercial.


Corporate partner, Julian deals with all aspects of corporate and commercial law, with a special interest in franchising; his practice includes corporate purchases and sales, and joint ventures; he also has over 15 years’ experience of rail franchising in Scotland. He has acted as reporter to the commercial court in Scotland for many of the company reorganisations, takeovers and banking and insurance business transfers in Scotland in the past 25 years.


Articled Tods Murray, Edinburgh; qualified Scotland 1982; assistant solicitor Brodies LLP and Berwin Leighton; partner Brodies LLP since 1987; author of the Scottish chapter in ‘Franchising Law and Practice’ (Sweet & Maxwell).


Daniel Stewarts & Melville College, Edinburgh; University of Edinburgh (LLB Hons).

Scotland: Corporate and commercial

Corporate and commercial: Edinburgh and Glasgow

Within: Leading individuals

Julian Voge - Brodies LLP

Within: Corporate and commercial: Edinburgh and Glasgow

Brodies LLP 's team combines 'expertise, knowledge, people skills and attention to detail to ensure that the deal is completed in a timely manner'. Shuna Stirling  leads the group, which includes 'real no-nonsense commercial lawyer' Neil Burgess and Julian Voge. Other names to note include William McIntosh, Derek Stroud (who focuses on the renewable energy and oil services sectors), food and drink group head Eric Galbraith and associate Liz Bruce. The firm handles a broad cross-section of mandates for Scottish, UK and international clients; its varied workload includes acquisitions and disposals, MBOs, joint ventures, restructurings and commercial contracts matters. Illustrative of the firm's excellent record in high-profile and landmark deals, in 2017, Stirling, Roger Cotton and associate Alasdair Dunn acted for Abellio in the sale of a 40% stake in the Greater Anglia rail franchise to Mitsui & Co., and also in new joint venture arrangements between Abellio and Mitsui. Burgess was the lead adviser to City Facilities Management Group on its strategic acquisition of Maintenance Management and Atrium Maintenance France, as part of the client's European expansion plans. McIntosh led a cross-practice team, which assisted Energy Services Group (which is backed by Accel-KKR) with its acquisition of Utiligroup, and with the related funding aspects of the deal. Martin Sloan has particular expertise in technology procurement (particularly in the financial services sector), IT outsourcing and data protection.

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