bto solicitors - Corporate & Commercial Business Lawyers Glasgow Edinburgh Scotland

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David Gibson

Discipline: Commercial ContractsProcuring Services, Goods & WorksProperty and Real EstateCommercialDevelopmentCommercial PropertyCharitiesEducationEnvironmentMarine, Energy and PortsRenewable EnergyRetailRural BusinessThird Sector

Position: Partner

Location: Glasgow and Edinburgh Office


Phone: 0141 221 8012

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Partner, David Gibson is a leading commercial lawyer with over 30 years of experience at the highest level. He has an outstanding breadth of experience in commercial real estate, corporate and commercial projects. His expertise extends over an impressive range of industry sectors, including complex project and property work in both the private and public sectors. David’s expertise includes advising large estate landowners, particularly commercial diversification projects. He also advises on all transactional/non-contentious aspects of marine related matters, particularly ports and harbours.

David’s advice is sought not only in handling a wide range of challenging legal issues, but also for commercial and strategic guidance at Board level. He advises several charities and not-for-profit organisations on various aspects of their business, including governance issues.

David’s clients have commented:

  • “superb in all respects” (long standing client, major multi-national company)
  • “deal doing attitude”, “pro-active and solutions driven advice”, “good commercial, pragmatic advice” (Legal 500)
  • “a ‘go to’ man for complex or time critical work ... you are reassured when you know he is on the case” and “nice to deal with ... and really good” (long standing clients)
  • "very attentive to our needs and extremely diligent on all matters" (Chambers UK)

One of the most experienced commercial property practitioners in the Scottish market, David gives superb added value to clients and colleagues alike as a provider of sound business, as well as legal, advice.

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“The level of service has always been excellent, with properly experienced solicitors dealing with appropriate cases" Legal 500

Contact BTO


  • 48 St. Vincent Street
  • Glasgow
  • G2 5HS
  • T:+44 (0)141 221 8012
  • F:+44 (0)141 221 7803


  • One Edinburgh Quay
  • Edinburgh
  • EH3 9QG
  • T:+44 (0)131 222 2939
  • F:+44 (0)131 222 2949