BTO Solicitors LLP

Corporate/M&A Department

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Our corporate team advises a diverse range of sectors in every aspect of corporate activity. We advise clients who conduct their business in Scotland, the UK and globally and we have particular expertise in the renewable energy, sports, leisure and hospitality, property development and housebuilding sectors.

Clients range from entrepreneurs to investors, start-ups, family-owned businesses, governing bodies and many high street names, including plcs and financial institutions.

We are known for acting for a range of national and international clients on multi-million pound transactions and advising on complex disputes between directors/shareholders/partners – achieving positive outcomes for clients often against a highly controversial backdrop or on novel legal points.

Recent work highlights include acting in relation to the following:

  • Scottish FA acquisition of Hampden Park, Glasgow 
  • Angus Dundee Distillers PLC on various strategic contracts 
  • Triodos Bank in the funding of a £14m wind farm 
  • £6m refinance of acquisition costs of property acquired in Scotland by NZ shareholders 
  • Continued acquisitions for Scott Group Ltd
  • Sale by majority shareholders of Dougall Baillie Associates Limited 
  • Query Click in relation to a multi-million pound investment by Archangels and SIB
  • Frequent advice on shareholders and boardroom disputes

Our corporate lawyers are known for being incisive, pragmatic and taking a commercial approach to matters.


Booth, Gary (Head of Department)

Barclay, Emma

Davis, Marion

Dunn, Alastair

Fabien, Patrice

Glen, Jeremy

MacAulay, Victoria

Ronney, Rebecca

Sleigh, Andrew

Wyper, Scott


Angus Dundee Distillers plc

Barony Universal Products plc

Betsold Limited

Crieff Hydro

Hallam Land

Intelligent Capital Holdings Limited

Johnston Carmichael LLP

Mactaggart and Mickel

Peter Vardy

Scottish Football Association


Automobiles & Parts


Charities / Not for Profit

Commercial & Professional Services


Food & Drink Producers

Health Care

Industrial Engineering


Real Estate

Real Estate Finance


Software & Computer Services


Technology, Hardware & Electronics

Travel & Leisure