Burness Paull

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Burness Paull has been awarded a band one ranking in the first ever fintech guide for Scotland issued by the Chambers and Partners legal directory. Industry figures interviewed by Chambers cited the fact there was “no other firm with such a high-profile and in-depth connectivity to the Scottis

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Ruaridh Cole has been made up to partner at Burness Paull. Mr Cole is a member of the firm’s funds team and specialises in the formation, structuring and closing of private investment funds and acts for institutional investors in relation to their investments in funds around the world.

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One of the most highly-rated experts in public and parliamentary law has joined Burness Paull. Fiona Killen, who was previously with Anderson Strathern, brings experience of working directly within Parliament, public sector, higher education and professional bodies and advising a wide range of

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Commercial law firm Burness Paull LLP has reported a 14 per cent increase in profits to £25 million in its latest financial year, which includes almost five months of working in lockdown. In the financial year ending 31 July 2020, the firm posted an annual income of £60.5m, up three per

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Sarah Stewart considers the Scottish government's Heat Networks Bill and its impact on the housing and heating industries.District heating, also known as a heat network, is a distribution system of insulated pipes that takes heat from a central source and delivers it to a number of domestic or

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Burness Paull has added a quartet of high-profile new partners to its ranks to help businesses navigate through the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Hazel Moffat, who was previously at DLA Piper, will lead a new public law and regulatory division at the firm. Ms Moffat is a highly skilled and experi

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One of the world’s leading intellectual property guides has named Burness Paull as the leading IP litigation practice in Scotland. The IAM Patent 1000 is regarded as the definitive ‘go-to’ resource for those seeking to identify world-class, private practice patent expertise across

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Burness Paull has completed a multimillion-pound fundraising round which saw the firm's top equity partners double their capital stakes to £300,000, The Lawyer reports. Partners chose to inject the cash into the business instead of raise bank borrowings. The firm has also reduced its monthly d

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Bill Gates famously said “intellectual property has the shelf life of a banana”. If this suggests he is not a huge fan of intellectual property rights that is certainly not reflected by Microsoft, the company in which he made his fortune. Microsoft has an enormous patent portfolio in exc

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Burness Paull LLP has been confirmed as the top-performing legal dealmaker in Scotland for the fifth year in succession. The firm advised on 304 publishable transactions with a cumulative value of £31.4 billion - topping the figures for the previous 12 months, 263 deals worth £30.1 billi

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Michael Thomson, head of Burness Paull’s restructuring and insolvency practice, has been named in The Hot 100 as one of the UK legal sector’s rising stars. The annual list, compiled by The Lawyer magazine, recognises the most innovative and creative lawyers from in-house, private practic

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The process for investing in Scottish companies is to be streamlined thanks to a partnership between the national association for business angels and Burness Paull.LINC Scotland supports the business angel market, making targeted introductions to well-matched business angels and helping entrepr

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Ewan McIntyre is a consultant to Burness Paull and expert in professional negligence and financial services litigation with over 25 years’ experience. He is currently enjoying a secondment with Racine, one of the main independent French law firms, in its Lyon office. The tales of daily life in

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