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Scott Simpson

Real Estate Finance Partner, London



Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales


Scott acts for and advises banks, asset managers, alternative investment managers and hedge funds on a broad range of situations and practice areas including acquisition/leveraged finance, real estate finance, special situations financings and cross-border restructurings.

  • Acting for various real estate funds (as sponsors and as lenders) on senior and mezzanine debt financing of UK and European real estate assets.
  • The ad hoc committee of noteholders in relation to the restructuring of the Codere Group, a European and Latin American gaming business
  • Lloyds Banking Group and NAMA as lenders to the former owners of the Battersea Power Station, EY as administrators/receivers in relation to the sale of the site in 2012.
  • The senior coordinating committee in relation to Marken, a global specialist logistics business.
  • The senior lenders in relation to the debt restructuring of certain hotels owed/operated by Arora Hotels, an airport hotels owner/operator.
  • A number of the senior lenders on the restructuring of Endemol, the global television and media business.
  • The arrangers on the leveraged financing of the Vitalia Group, a French private healthcare group;
  • Advising The Royal Bank of Scotland plc as agent in respect of the Pendragon group.
Professional experience

2015 to date Partner, Linklaters, London
2010 - 2015 Managing Associate, Linklaters, London
2007 - 2010 Associate, Linklaters, London
2003 - 2007 Training/Associate, McGrigors (Scotland/London).


2002 - 2003 Glasgow Graduate School of Law, Dip LP
1998 - 2002 University of Glasgow, LLB Hons