Michael Ramsay

Edinburgh Office
Michael is the Head of the Real Estate & Infrastructure Team at Morton Fraser.

He is very experienced in all sectors of commercial real estate law in Scotland acting for developers, corporate occupiers, investors and funders.

Michael's clients include blue chip corporate occupiers such as Diageo and he also leads the Firm's Retail & Leisure team acting for clients such as Volkswagen and Tesco.

On the development side, Michael has dealt with the acquisition and ongoing disposal work at Heartlands, one of Europe's largest brownfield regeneration projects, since 2016

Legal 500 also comments that Michael is "no stranger to cross border work, often handling the Scots law aspects of international deals".

Membership & Awards
Law Society of Scotland

Real Estate Expertise

Michael specialises in acting for developers, property investors and corporate occupiers. He has significant leasing experience acting for clients representing both landlord and tenant interests. He acts for several large PLC clients who hold substantial property portfolios in Scotland -  which require a wide variety of regular legal input from sales, purchases, leases  to servitudes and ancillary property deals. 

In Development transactions, Michael has been involved in the constitution and structuring of complex development option and overage agreements. Recent deal experience include the acquisition of a part of a land bank from the Administrators of a former housebuilder - and disposal of part of the Johnnie Walker site in Kilmarnock to Ayrshire College. On Investment deals, Michael has clients who have bought and sold a number of high value properties in the recent past, including the Student Loans Building in Glasgow and the NCR Building in Dundee.