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Sandy Telfer

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Sandy Telfer is a real estate lawyer experienced in planning and development issues. A non-executive director of the development arm of one of Edinburgh's largest housing associations, Sandy is recognised as very experienced in the delivery of affordable housing as part of private sector housing development.

Sandy is recognised as a skilled inquiry advocate and regularly represents clients at planning inquiry and hearing sessions throughout the UK. His main area of experience is in real estate transactions involving large scale housing development, including the recent successful promotion over the last two years of major sites in Perthshire and Edinburgh.

Scotland: Projects, energy and natural resources

Energy (excluding oil and gas)

Within: Energy (excluding oil and gas)

DLA Piper has the breadth of expertise in Scotland (and, where appropriate, the wider global network) to advise clients on the most complex aspects of anaerobic digestion plants, wind energy, ESCO arrangements and photovoltaic projects. Stuart McMillan leads the team, which has a particularly strong project finance offering, and whose work has previously included advising funders, such as Barclays Bank and The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi, and borrowers on UK renewables projects. Like McMillan, legal director Michael Urquhart has a wealth of project finance experience. Elsewhere, Sandy Telfer and legal director Michael Greig are recommended for their planning law knowledge, while construction expert Jonathan Gaskell is another key figure. As part of an international firm, the Scottish team's work extends beyond Scotland, and includes projects with a cross-border flavour.

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Scotland: Real estate


Within: Leading individuals

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