Skip to content
DEPARTMENT PROFILE

Burness Paull

Corporate/M&A

9 ranked lawyersBand 1ScotlandUK 2022 View ranking table
chambers review
department information
Ranked Lawyers
chambers review
department information
Ranked Lawyers

Chambers Review

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

What the team is known for

Pre-eminent corporate presence across Scotland acting for national and international clients on a wide range of corporate and private equity transactional matters, with a notable sector specialism in the oil and gas industry. Experienced in acting on deals involving companies of all sizes, from large plcs to owner-managed businesses. Often involved in complex transactions with multi-jurisdictional elements, such as significant equity capital markets work.

Strengths

"The team are exceptionally engaging, understand our business and its challenges, and are experts in their field," says a source.

Another interviewee notes: "We really like how they work - they are very unstuffy, approachable and easy to talk to. They are also very good at understanding that what we want is not just legal but also commercial advice."

Work highlights

Advised technology company Calnex Solutions on its £42 million IPO on the London AIM market and its £6 million equity fund-raising.

Notable practitioners

Alasdair Freeman advises on corporate matters such as sales and acquisitions, both nationally and internationally. He is noted for his focus on deals involving the oil and gas and IT sectors.

Christopher Gotts is known for handling acquisitions and equity fund-raisings on behalf of both public and private companies.
"He is a great leader and manager who understands everything to do with capital markets - he is just fantastic."

David Davidson is a well-regarded and experienced corporate and M&A partner. He acts for clients on a broad range of commercial mandates including venture capital transactions and corporate restructuring.

Grant Stevenson is an established corporate lawyer who handles domestic matters as well as those with an international element. He leads the firm's media practice and stands out for his work on deals in that sector.
"Grant is very good at understanding our issues and what we care about on a matter. He is smart, calm and able to deal with any crises."

Jamie Stark possesses market-leading expertise in corporate and commercial matters, with notable expertise in the oil and gas sector. Clients benefit from his stellar advice on a range of issues including acquisitions and investments.

Mark Ellis provides expertise for clients on a range of corporate matters. He heads the firm's corporate finance team and is adept at handling significant M&A transactions and private equity work.

Paul Scullion shows aptitude for advising both public and private sector clients on issues relating to corporate governance as well as on M&A transactions.
"Paul is a pragmatic and practical guy who is really good to work with." "He is a good lawyer who is very straightforward to deal with."

Chair of the firm Peter Lawson is known for his long-standing M&A practice. He has a wealth of experience advising both public and private companies on corporate transactions.

Robert Burns handles sales and acquisitions as part of his wide corporate practice. He advises entrepreneurs as well as owner-managed and family-run businesses.

Department Information

info This Department has not yet supplied any additional information.
Corporate/M&A

Burness Paull

firm
Location

50 Lothian Road

Festival Square

Edinburgh

City of Edinburgh

UK

EH3 9WJ

View Firm Profile

Ranked Lawyers

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

Scotland

Corporate/M&A


Alasdair C Freeman
Band 4
Christopher Gotts
Band 3
David Davidson
Band 2
Grant Stevenson
Band 3
Jamie Stark
Band 1
Mark J Ellis
Band 2

6 of 9 results