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13 January 2010

Burges Salmon partners Beatrice Puoti and Ian Salter have been ranked as two of the best lawyers in the business and at the top of their games as the commercial legal profession works though the current economic crisis.

The Lawyer magazine publishes an annual Hot 100 list, recognising a group of gifted lawyers who are either on the way up or already genuine market leaders. Beatrice and Ian star alongside employment, finance, management, corporate, litigation and public sector specialists. Barristers and in-house lawyers are also included.

Senior Partner Stephen McNulty said:

"I am delighted to congratulate Beatrice and Ian on being included in The Lawyer's Hot 100 list. This is a much-deserved recognition of their hard work and expertise, although we must also not omit to recognise the very dedicated members of the teams they lead. We are proud of both our legal staff and our business support personnel, and the accolade reflects our commitment to achieving the highest standards and excellence in all we do. This ranking is very good news for 2010 and we believe it will be the first of many success stories as we start the New Year".

Citations from The Lawyer's Hot 100 Listing for 2010

Beatrice Puoti – Family and Private Wealth

A rising star in private client work, Beatrice Puoti is a partner in Burges Salmon's international tax and trusts unit. A law graduate of Rome University, she was only admitted as an England and Wales solicitor in 1999, but has already made an impact developing Burges Salmon's European tax and trust practice. With her expertise in putting together civil, common and sharia law on the private client and investment side, Puoti is cultivating an enviable reputation among her clients.

Ian Salter - Infrastructure

Ian Salter

When the Government is handing our millions of pounds in contracts to decontaminate nuclear sites, you're not doing too badly if you are a trusted adviser to the body responsible for overseeing the whole process. Ian Salter has become just that. Having spent several years building up his reputation in the nuclear field, the Bristol-based Burges Salmon partner has enjoyed a role advising the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) on the winding down of the Sellafield site in Cumbria. Not only that, but he has also counselled the organisation on its sale of sites there and at Bradwell in Essex, Oldbury in Gloucestershire and Wylfa in Anglesey, which are expected to be used for nuclear new builds. These are sales that have generated millions of pounds for the NDA - as well as plenty of work for Salter and his team.

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