Monday, 27 April 2015

Three firm trainees among Burges Salmon’s six new partners

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Three firm trainees among Burges Salmon’s six new partners

South West leader Burges Salmon has announced the promotion of six new lawyers to the partnership, three of whom started out as trainees at the firm.

Jonathan Eves joined Burges Salmon as a trainee in 2004. He has just been made a partner in the firm’s corporate finance group. He regularly advises on mergers and acquisitions and private equity matters and has a particular focus on the energy sector.

Richard Pettit also joined as a 2004 trainee and is now a partner in the pensions team. He advises on a wide scope of issues, including corporate restructuring, funding negotiations and scheme documentation.

Matthew Sims joined as a trainee in 2000 and becomes a partner in the real estate team. His practice includes investment and portfolio management work and he acts for clients in the retail and hotel, leisure and tourism sectors. A particular focus of his work is on the West End and luxury and premium brand markets.

Lloyd James, James Sutherland and Nathan Curtis complete the partnership round.

Burges Salmon’s managing partner, Peter Morris, says: “We are 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.”

These promotions, effective 1 May 2015, will bring Burges Salmon’s total number of partners to 81 and are a reflection of the firm’s sustained growth across a number of practice areas.

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