Burges Salmon LLP

Restructuring/Insolvency Department

South West
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What the team is known for Extensive experience across a wide range of insolvency matters. Particular expertise in renewable energy restructurings, corporate real estate and corporate debt restructurings. Routinely advises a variety of stakeholders on complex international matters in jurisdictions including the USA, Europe and Central America. Regular clients include clearing banks, asset managers, pension fund trustees and distressed companies.

Strengths Commentators report: "Burges Salmon have the full spectrum of lawyers and you know you will get what you need."

"The advice is thorough and the client's interests are well looked after and protected," remarks one interviewee.

Work highlights Advised Causeway Capital Partners on its purchase of Patisserie Valerie, which was bought out of administration.

Notable practitioners


Andrew Eaton
is head of the firm's corporate restructuring and insolvency team and a prominent name in the market. He has particular expertise in the retail and hospitality sector, and regularly represents clients in CVA negotiations.
"He's very skilled, calm, collected and brings fantastic experience." "Andrew is very professional, instils trust in clients and knows insolvency law well." "He is thorough in negotiations."


Emily Scaife
regularly acts for distressed companies and insolvency practitioners. She is particularly adept at advising on debt restructuring mandates and also offers experience in cross-border matters.
"She is absolutely phenomenal." "She has a great attitude, an always positive approach and a willingness to get the job done."