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Seb Galastro

Seb Galastro

Senior Associate

Seb Galastro is a commercial property lawyer, recognised for his strategic approach in navigating the Scottish market's complexities. With a robust background in transactions, especially within the hospitality, leisure, and retail sectors, Seb excels in delivering nuanced, results-driven legal solutions.

Seb's experience spans across purchasing, leasing, development, and financial aspects of real estate, offering a comprehensive service tailored to each client's unique needs. His hands-on, straightforward method ensures objectives are met efficiently, without unnecessary complexity.

Professional QualificationsAdmitted as a Solicitor with the Law Society of Scotland


  • Acting for Summix Capital Limited on the acquisition of a large development site and office in central Glasgow.
  • Acting for Aareal Bank AG in the refinancing of a portfolio of hotels in Scotland.
  • Advising BioCity on its life science incubation business in Scotland.
  • Acting for Resident Hotels in their acquisition of a hotel redevelopment site in Edinburgh city centre, as well as in their corporate acquisition of Sleeperz Hotels.
  • Advising Marriott International on real estate issues associated with their franchise portfolio in Scotland, including the AC by Marriott in Glasgow and a new Marriott Tribute hotel in Edinburgh.
  • Acting for Sandman Hotel Group in their recent acquisition of a hotel redevelopment site near Edinburgh Airport, as well as general advice on their UK hotel portfolio.
  • Acting for Jansons Property in their ongoing purchase of a hotel redevelopment site in the centre of Edinburgh.
  • Advising Hilton Worldwide on their international property and franchise portfolio, including transactions in West Africa.
  • Acting for Leonardo Hotels in their purchase of the Portland Group (five hotels) in Scotland, as well as on operational leasing structures and various other legal matters associated with their UK portfolio.
  • Acting for Travelodge Hotels Limited in the updating of their French, Spanish, Italian and German website features.
  • Advising Malaysian hotel group Masteron on their UK hotel portfolio.
  • Acting for the Serviced Apartment Company Limited in a sale of a high-profile property in Edinburgh.
  • Advising The Royal Bank of Scotland plc in the management of its property portfolio in Scotland, particularly in the acquisition and disposal of the Bank's property, as well as the legal aspects of on-going management issues.
  • Advising a large-scale developer client on the development of the new Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre.
  • Advising Heineken on its tied pub portfolio in Scotland as well as assisting in the acquisition of 1,900 pubs from Punch Taverns.
  • Advising on real estate aspects of DJ Alexander's disruptive landlord and tenant portal, Apropos.
  • Acting for Places for People Homes Limited and Castle Rock Edinvar Housing Association Limited on large-scale housing developments, including affordable housing aspects.
  • Advising Telereal Trillium on the management of its property portfolio in Scotland.
  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • University of St Andrews, MA (Hons), French and Italian
  • University of Edinburgh, LBB; Diploma in Professional Legal Practice


Seb has published practice notes on servitude disputes and lease surrenders on the Lexis PSL website.