Robin has long and wide ranging experience in real estate work, acting for commercial and corporate clients in the private sector and for public sector and quasi-public sector bodies. He advises on Scots Law aspects of property interests and associated contracts of all kinds, including acquisitions, disposals, servitudes and wayleaves, and occupational rights such as leases and licences.
Robin’s career has included advising a major multi-national energy company on all aspects of its onshore property portfolio in Scotland, including upstream (exploration related) infrastructure such as cross-country and major hazard pipelines, refinery and processing installations and downstream (retail) property such as fillingstations and distribution depots.
Recent work in the energy sector reflects an increasing focus on renewables, with clients highly active in battery and solar projects in particular.
Other infrastructure and project related work includes advice to a significant provider of ferry services on its portfolio of interests at ports and harbours, and in the minerals sector, acquisition of options for a lease of minerals and for leases of land for access roads and associated facilities in a deep mine project.
Robin combines expertise in property law with detailed understanding of the operational and commercial requirements of businesses in the energy and infrastructure sectors.