Eric M. Baijal
LLB, DipLP, MABRP, Notary Public
Eric is BBM’s Managing Director. He is a well-known commercial lawyer who specialises in litigation, insolvency and strategic corporate advisory work.
Eric is the adviser of choice to many Insolvency Practitioners, particularly in relation to complex cases where there is reputational risks for officeholders. He is consulted on wide-ranging issues arising from liquidations, administrations, sequestrations and trust deeds. He has provided training for various firms of IPs, regularly speaks at conferences and seminars and has a particular interest in insolvency litigation.
Eric has a particular interest and is well regarded in the field of cross border insolvency. As a result he is instructed to provide advice to foreign lawyers on insolvency related matters. Eric advises on disputes arising from many areas of law, but is particularly known for his work in leading cases in Insolvency, Fraud, Corporate Disputes, Property Litigation, Professional Negligence, and Contract Disputes. He is also instructed to defend clients in regulatory criminal prosecutions.
Eric is a member of the Insolvency Lawyers Association, the Association of Business Recovery Professionals (R3) and INSOL International and is accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as a specialist in Insolvency Law.
Eric was also a member of the Scottish Civil Justice Council between May 2013 and May 2016.
“Eric is a clear strategic thinker and is commercially aware.” “He is very knowledgeable, diligent and good with his client base.” “Eric is very strong in restructuring and insolvency work, and he is very responsive.”
Chambers and Partners 2021
The rankings noted that his commercial approach and ability to “drive things forward very efficiently” come to the fore in his insolvency practice, which sees him advise on international restructuring projects and handle litigation matters. Clients say: “He’s very client and solution focused, with a strong desire to achieve a result.”
Chambers and Partners 2020
‘rapidly becoming the go-to insolvency lawyer in Scotland’
Legal 500 2019
‘Head of practice Eric Baijal continues to act on a wide variety of cross-border assignments, with a particular focus on insolvency litigation. Clients highlight his “very clear, accurate and concise advice.”’
Chambers and Partners 2018
Outside of work: Eric lives in Wick and is married with four children. He is a Christian, and much of his spare time is involved in activities with his local church, including organising children’s activities, and preaching. Otherwise, Eric enjoys spending time reading, and spending time with the family.