bto solicitors - Corporate & Commercial Business Lawyers Glasgow Edinburgh Scotland

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Scott Buchan

Discipline: Property and Real EstateCommercialHouse BuildersInsolvency and Corporate RecoveryLeisure, Hospitality and LicensingThird Sector

Position: Partner

Location: Glasgow


Phone: 0141 221 8012

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Scott Buchan

Scott has over 20 years’ commercial property experience with an extensive track record in a wide range of commercial property transactions across all sectors including office, retail, leisure, industrial and student accommodation.  

As well as mainstream acquisitions and sales and landlord and tenant work, Scott has significant experience of large cross border portfolio transactions, strategic site assembly and development projects, substantial investment transactions and real estate advice and support to insolvency practitioners. 

He acts for a wide spectrum of property investment and development clients ranging from private investors and property companies to public and third sector bodies.

Has acted on a number of substantial high value deals in the last year  for a range of clients which include, for example, three significant office investment purchases in Glasgow for Robt Jones Holdings (New Zealand’s largest property investment company); London based investors including Wittington Investments (investment arm of the Weston family, 50% owners of Associated British Foods and 100% owners of Fortnum & Mason); and foreign based investors including Quatar based Investra and Al Ajlan & Brothers (one of Saudia Arabia’s largest international corporations).  Highest profile deal within the last 12 months involved acting for vendor of strategic riverfront site in relation to sale to Drum Property Group, the major part of which site as to be developed as one of Barclays Bank’s Global Hubs supporting initially 2,500 jobs.

Scott’s client base extends also into the broader commercial world and testimony to this is the fact he is lead client partner for the United Wholesale Group (Scotland’s largest Cash and Carry business) and the Scott Group (the UK’s largest pallet manufacturer) with each business having an annual turnover well in excess of £100m.

Clients, intermediaries and colleagues are all impressed by Scott’s proactive, pragmatic and considered approach which, allied with his ability to focus on what matters, helps ensure clients’ objectives are met.

External Appointments

Founder Executive Committee Member of Glasgow Property Professionals, Member of Investment Property Federation and Member of Commercial Real Estate Lawyer’s Association.

After Hours

All sport, in particular tennis, golf, rugby and football.  Hillwalking, travel and family. Recently SRU qualified rugby referee.

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

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


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  • Edinburgh
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