bto solicitors - Corporate & Commercial Business Lawyers Glasgow Edinburgh Scotland

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  • "Consistently high-quality work and client-friendly approach."
    "Consistently high-quality work and client-friendly approach." Chambers UK

David Gibson

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

Position: Partner

Location: Glasgow and Edinburgh Office


Phone: 0141 221 8012

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“pro-active and solutions driven advice” (Legal 500)

“good technical skills” (Chambers UK)

“a go to always know you are in good hands” (longstanding commercial client)

Role and Responsibilities

  • Outstanding breadth of experience in commercial real estate, corporate and commercial projects. Genuinely cross–discipline practitioner.
  • Advises on complex development, regeneration, funding and infrastructure projects both in the public and private sectors.
  • Advises on full range of commercial real estate issues to landowners, retailers, charities, developers, manufacturers.
  • Head Marine, Energy & Ports Group. Advises on all transactional/non contentious aspects of marine related matters, particularly concerning ports and harbours. Experienced in development of ports including land, statutory, planning and environmental aspects.
  • Joint head Rural Business team. Advises landowners (including major estate owners) on all land related issues, particularly commercial diversification projects.
  • Key partner in Renewable Energy team. Advises on all renewable energy projects, typically land owners and developers including wind, hydro, biomass and waste.
  • Key partner in Retail team. Wide ranging client base of major name retailers advising on all commercial property related issues.

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Member of British Ports Association and UK Harbour Masters Association

“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