Peter Lawson

Peter Lawson


As Chair of Burness Paull, Peter leads the firm’s strategy board in addition to advising clients on complex corporate transactions.

Now in his second three-year elected term, Peter continues to direct Burness Paull’s successful strategic growth plan and international strategy.

He is a passionate champion of client listening and driving the firm’s response to client service and ESG agendas.

His client-facing role sees Peter provide valuable commercial guidance to boards and business owners on sophisticated public and private M&A work.

His outstanding track record in deal-making is reflected in his listing as a member of the Legal 500 Hall of Fame and band 1 ranking in Chambers Legal Directory.

"great corporate lawyer both in his technical skills and by being commercially astute" and "he's first class - absolutely the type of person you'd call in a crisis"
- Chambers, 2020