Burness Paull has been named the top-performing legal dealmaker in Scotland for the sixth time, topping the Business Insider deals table for 2021. In the tables published this week the firm led the market, having advised on 358 deals.
Jamie Gray, an expert in financial services law, has been appointed as a partner at Burness Paull. Mr Gray, who joins from Addleshaw Goddard, advises banks, investment firms, corporate finance and private equity houses, technology companies, platforms and trading facilities, payment services provide
Colin Miller, partner at Burness Paull, discusses the recent crackdown on pharma companies for breaching competition law. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), the UK competition watchdog, has recently issued record fines against a number of pharma companies for breaching competition law.
Scottish law firm Burness Paull has posted profits of £33.3 million - a rise of 39% - despite the economic upheaval of the coronavirus pandemic. Burness Paull said an intense programme of client listening and rapid response during the pandemic has been the foundation for strong revenue perform
Fraser Kane looks at the shape of things to come for non-transferable debt securities. On 19 April 2021, the Treasury launched an open consultation concerning the future regulation of the issuance of non-transferable debt securities (NTDS), also commonly known as “mini-bonds” in the
Businesses that fail to provide for employees’ retirement are storing up a potential staffing crisis according to a new report on the challenges facing boards in dealing with pension liabilities. An ethical approach to investing in pensions and eradicating the gender pensions gap were among a
Financial services specialist Caroline Stevenson has joined Burness Paull as head of its dedicated FS regulatory team. The firm said it recruited Ms Stevenson to take advantage of a market in Scotland that has continued to perform strongly throughout the pandemic, but it is facing a new regulatory l
As Scottish telecoms technology company Calnex Solutions today confirmed its £42m listing on London’s AIM market, Burness Paull's Chris Gotts, lead legal adviser on the Calnex IPO, discusses why more growing businesses in Scotland should follow suit. Traditionally businesses i
Major retail property owner Legal & General has changed its leasing model from one of long-term leases to flexible terms that see rent linked to store performance. The financial services group is implementing the model across its £4.5 billion UK portfolio.
Burness Paull has completed a multi-million-pound fundraising round which saw the firm's top equity partners double their capital stakes to £300,000. Partners chose to inject the cash into the business instead of raise bank borrowings, The Lawyer reports. The firm has also reduced its monthly
Paul Scullion, senior associate in the corporate financial team at Burness Paull, discusses government support for early-stage and high-growth businesses. A recurring theme in response to the various coronavirus-related financial support measures announced by the UK and Scottish Governments thus far
Jennifer Skeoch, partner in the employment team at Burness Paull, details the new measures announced by the British Government to support employers and workers during the coronavirus pandemic. A coronavirus job retention scheme has been established, for which any employer in the UK, regardless of si
Michael Thomson, head of Burness Paull’s restructuring and insolvency practice, has been named in The Hot 100 as one of the UK legal sector’s rising stars. The annual list, compiled by The Lawyer magazine, recognises the most innovative and creative lawyers from in-house, private practic