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Monday, February 13, 2024

James Blair joins Anderson Strathern

Corporate Real Estate and Finance Specialist James Blair has joined leading Scottish law firm Anderson Strathern to head up its corporate finance team.

James is an acknowledged expert in the structuring of real estate transactions and has acted in creating and advising on joint venture and related structures involving major property industry players, such as Bank of Scotland, Miller Group, Hammerson plc, Network Rail, Westfield, Bass Hotels and Resorts, Capital & Regional plc and J Sainsbury plc.

He brings significant experience to the firm, having been responsible for completing several billion pounds of financing predominantly in the real estate sector, including acting for Chelsfield plc in negotiating, managing and implementing drawdown of the 1.6 billion permanent financing in order to take the organisation private.

James was previously a client of Anderson Strathern in his role as Group Solicitor/Company Secretary of the Stannifer Group, a property group which had over 3 million square feet of property under development and owned and managed major shopping centres throughout the UK and Europe.

Blair said: "I am delighted to be joining Anderson Strathern. Their client focused approach to delivering legal services is tremendously important to me and I hope in this new position I can assist in the development and growth of both Anderson Strathern and its clients."