02 May 2023

Burges Salmon is pleased to announce the appointment of AJ Venter as a partner in its Corporate and M&A team based in Edinburgh.

AJ joins Burges Salmon from Travers Smith, where he was Senior Counsel in the Corporate M&A and Equity Capital Markets Group.

AJ works on a broad range of UK and cross-border corporate transactions, including private M&A, public takeovers, joint ventures, complex corporate reorganisations and restructurings and general corporate advisory matters.

He acts for a number of quoted and private companies, financial intermediaries and other clients and advises clients across several sectors with a particular focus on financial services, technology and infrastructure.

AJ comments: “Burges Salmon has a stellar reputation for the quality of its lawyers and its impressive roster of clients. I am excited to return to Burges Salmon, particularly to its burgeoning Scotland office, and I look forward to collaborating with colleagues and clients alike and supporting the firm’s ambitious strategy of growth.”

This latest appointment for Burges Salmon’s Corporate Group marks a particularly positive period of growth for the team, particularly following the appointment of energy transition partner Malcolm Donald in November last year, the recent announcement of Alex Lloyd as a new Corporate and M&A partner from 1 May this year and last month the appointment of new partner and private equity specialist, Andrew Mills.

Nick Graves, the Head of Burges Salmon’s Corporate Group, concludes: “At this exciting time in the ongoing growth of our Corporate Group, AJ’s appointment reflects the positive progress we’re making along with further demonstrating the firm's commitment to growing the Corporate and M&A team and delivering exceptional client service across the UK. We’re really pleased to welcome AJ back to the firm and look forward to working with him again.”

AJ Venter joined Burges Salmon on Monday 1 May 2023.

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