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Brodies LLP

15 ATHOLL CRESCENT, EDINBURGH, EH3 8HA, SCOTLAND
Tel:
Work 0131 228 3777
Fax:
Fax 0131 228 3878
DX:
ED10 EDINBURGH-1
Email:
Web:
www.brodies.com

Paul McLaughlin

Tel:
Work 0131 656 0037
Email:
Brodies LLP

Work Department

Corporate

Position

Partner. Paul has developed a specialism over the last 10 years in the various uses of limited liability partnerships (“LLPs”) (for example in renewable energy project and joint venture structuring), general partnerships (whether as trading vehicles or as vehicles for wealth preservation for high net worth individuals) and Scottish limited partnerships (“SLPs”). He regularly deals with SLPs, for example, when they are used:-

  • in private equity or real estate fund structuring, as main fund or carried interest/feeder fund vehicles;
  • as components in structures used for indirect investment in real estate, particularly in relation to large scale and often landmark commercial properties in central London; or
  • as components in the corporate groups of listed companies in advance of multi-million $/€ acquisitions or pursuant to free-standing reorganisations (whether aimed at facilitating viable acquisition structures for further expansion, creating a more efficient management and operational structure for non-US group entities or otherwise).

Career

Trained Biggart Baillie (now DWF) (qualified 2004), Solicitor Biggart Baillie (2004-2005), Solicitor Brodies (2005-2006), Senior Solicitor Brodies (2006-2009), Associate Brodies (2009-2015), Managing Associate Brodies (2015 to date).

Education

Currie High School, Edinburgh, University of Edinburgh (LLB Hons, Dip LP)


Scotland: Finance

Investment funds

Within: Investment funds

Brodies LLP's team, led by Andrew Akintewe, advises on all aspects of investment fund structures and terms including investment companies and unit trusts, offshore vehicles including protected cell companies, classic partnerships and LLPs. Karen Fountain is singled out by clients for 'using her knowledge in a pragmatic manner', and Paul McLaughlin specialises in the various uses of LLPs, general partnerships and SLPs.

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    Planning obligations 1 (formerly agreements), which restrict or regulate the use or development of land, perform a crucial function within the planning system. In Scotland in particular, where the community infrastructure levy has not been adopted, the planning obligation continues to be the primary mechanism for the delivery of much needed local and regional infrastructure through developer contributions, often involving very significant sums. 

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