Burges Salmon boosts Banking and Finance practice with senior finance lawyer

The firm welcomes leading structured finance lawyer, James Barrett, as a director in its Banking and Finance team

09 January 2023

Burges Salmon is pleased to announce the appointment of James Barrett, who joins the firm as a director in its Banking and Finance team.

James joins following a career with Allen & Overy as a key member of the Securitisation and Structured Finance team. James has extensive experience advising originators, sponsors, arrangers, warehouse lenders and private asset managers and hedge funds on a range of public and private asset backed finance transactions across different asset classes and structures. James also has strong experience in corporate and leveraged finance and debt capital markets and spent three years as a lawyer within HM Government working on financial services regulation and commercial contracts. 

James comments: “Burges Salmon’s Banking and Finance practice is very highly regarded, with an impressive and diverse range of clients. I am very much looking forward to joining the team and applying my experience to develop Burges Salmon’s Structured Finance practice, along with providing support to the firm’s Corporate Finance team.”

Andrew Eaton, the head of Burges Salmon’s Banking and Finance team, adds: “It’s great to be able to announce James’ arrival at the firm.  He is a hugely experienced finance lawyer with an excellent track record and reputation – we’re delighted that he has decided to join us.”

Burges Salmon’s Banking and Finance team offers a full complement of banking and finance legal services. The firm’s banking lawyers have handled complex financing transactions for clients on both a UK and cross-jurisdictional basis and take pride in delivering a high quality service, offering clear, effective solutions to their clients. 

James Barrett joined Burges Salmon on 9 January 2023.

Key contact

Andrew Eaton

Andrew Eaton Partner

  • Corporate Restructuring and Insolvency
  • Private Equity
  • Banking and Finance

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