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Burness Paull Reports Strong Corporate Deal Activity as it is Crowned Best in Scotland

Leading Scottish law firm, Burness Paull has recorded a successful three months, completing close to 50 corporate deals, worth more than £2.5 billion.

Among a number of prestigious private equity deals, the firm advised long-standing client BlueGem, owner of iconic fashion brand Liberty, in a deal that saw it team up with Jack Wills founder Pete Williams in a multi-million pound buyout of the British heritage-inspired fashion chain.

Crowned Scottish Legal Firm of the Year 2017 in the recent UK Legal 500 awards, Burness Paull also represented the buyers of Dobbies Garden Centres as well as Kings Park Capital on investments in 7 Bone Restaurants and Just Go! Holidays.

The firm also advised Chase Search & Selection Limited, the UK’s leading pharmaceutical recruitment company, on the investment by Vespa Capital.

Chris Gotts, partner and head of corporate finance at Burness Paull said: “We are seeing confidence in the deal making community, evidenced by the relatively high number of private equity driven deals that we have recently completed.

Adding to its award success, Burness Paull’s corporate and commercial team also won tier 1 rankings in both Legal 500 and Chambers UK.

“We have been awarded the coveted 2017 Scottish Legal Firm of the Year in recognition of across the board increased top tier rankings,” continued Chris. “This makes us winners of this award for the second time in just three years – a remarkable achievement. This award is particularly special as it is voted for by, and represents the voice of, our clients.

 “We have an exceptional team at Burness Paull and we are grateful to our clients for their continued trust in us to assist with the highest quality mandates.”

28 November 16