Burges Salmon appoints six new partners

Burges Salmon is pleased to announce that six new partners have been appointed to the partnership, half of whom trained with the firm bringing Burges Salmon’s partner total to 81 as of 1 May 2015.

27 April 2015

Burges Salmon is pleased to announce that six new partners have been appointed to the partnership, half of whom trained with the firm and have progressed from trainee to partner.

This brings Burges Salmon’s total number of partners to 81 as of 1 May 2015 and reflects the firm’s continued growth across a number of sectors and practice areas.

Lloyd James becomes a partner in the Construction and Engineering team at Burges Salmon. He joined the firm in 2008 and advises funders, developers and contractors across the construction and engineering sector, with particular emphasis on energy and infrastructure.

Jonathan Eves becomes a partner in the firm’s Corporate team. He joined Burges Salmon as a trainee in 2004 and qualified in 2006. Jonathan specialises in a range of practice areas including Corporate Advice, Mergers and Acquisitions and Private Equity and has a particular focus on the Energy sector.

New partner Richard Pettit, who joined Burges Salmon as a trainee in 2004, is a member of the firm’s Pensions team. He advises companies and pension scheme trustees across the full range of pensions issues including moral hazard investigations, corporate restructuring, Pension Protection Fund work, funding negotiations, scheme documentation, closures and mergers. He is dual qualified in Northern Ireland and England and Wales.

Matthew Sims becomes a partner in the Burges Salmon Real Estate team. He specialises in UK real estate investment and portfolio management work including acquisitions and disposals and landlord and tenant work. Matthew has a strong track record in acting for clients in the office market, the retail sector and the hotel, leisure and tourism sectors and has particular expertise in the West End and luxury and premium brand markets.

New partner James Sutherland is a member of the firm’s Disputes and Litigation practice, specialising in Real Estate Disputes. He has particular expertise in advising banks, institutional and commercial landowners and occupiers in relation to landlord/tenant disputes, real property disputes and property related insolvency.

The sixth new partner, Nathan Curtis, is an energy projects specialist and joins the firm's Energy and Utilities sector group as a partner in April from Clifford Chance.

Burges Salmon’s managing partner, Peter Morris, said: “We know that clients value the partner led service that we provide at Burges Salmon and we are therefore delighted to welcome these six new lawyers to the partnership.

'Lloyd, Jonny, Richard, Matt and James are all exceptionally talented and will have an important role to play in the ongoing growth of Burges Salmon across a number of the firm’s key practice areas and industry sectors, by continuing to provide an excellent service to our clients.

'We are also pleased to welcome Nathan who will provide our Energy and Utilities sector group with additional skills and a high level of sector expertise that will strengthen our capability in this area.”

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