The importance of the Food and Drink sector to the Scottish economy both in its own right and as a proportion of Scottish manufacturing output is clearly very significant.

This is how we've helped our clients in these industries.

Trade sale of Luxury hotel group

We advised the owners of the Town House Collection on the disposal of the luxury 5* Blythswood Square hotel in Glasgow and Edinburgh’s first boutique hotel, the Bonham, to Starwood Capital, a US based purchaser.

Trade sale of well-established meat processor

We advised the owners of AK Stoddart Limited a substantial family owned business employing 240 in the sale to a consortium of private buyers.

Edinburgh based restaurant group

We advise a well-established Edinburgh based restaurant entrepreneur on the operational aspects of the group, its expansion, funding, governance and group structuring.

International Joint Venture

We advised a supplier to the food and drink industry on its international joint venture arrangements for the establishment of a new production facility in Eastern Europe.

Funding for brewery expansion

We advised an established craft brewer on its funding arrangements with its bank in connection with development facilities which would allow the construction of a new and bespoke production facility in a rural location.

Demerger from substantial food business

We advised on the structuring and subsequent implementation of a reorganisation of a significant group of companies through a capital reduction demerger, one of the first of its kind in 2017, in order to separate out the farming aspects of the group.

Advice to charity on hotel construction

We advised a long standing charity client on the construction aspects of its new hotel facility with the advice covering the building contract, professional appointments collateral warranties and property advice.

Share options

As part of our business succession advice, we advised a rural food producer on the establishment and implementation of an Enterprise Management Incentive form of share options for senior staff.

A Gin producer

We advised a start-up gin producer on the full range of commercial contracts required covering brand protection, intellectual property protection in the product and distribution agreements.

Renewable energy installation

We advised a substantial food producer on the establishment of a renewable energy division with a private wire to ensure availability of green energy in a rural location, reducing its carbon footprint while reducing its cost base and diversifying the business to an extent. We provided the full range of advice covering property advice, tax advice, construction and engineering advice and advice on the complex funding and security arrangements.

Contract advice to a farming client

We successfully advised a farming client on a contractual dispute with its main customer.


If you have a business in Scotland’s thriving food and beverage sector and would like to discuss how Turcan Connell can help you, get in touch with our experienced solicitors today.

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