Burges Salmon sees further growth in Edinburgh



Roger Bull

Burges Salmon is celebrating the continued growth of its Edinburgh office with three new appointments across its banking and finance and projects teams.

The firm recently celebrated the second anniversary of the launch of its base in Edinburgh, reporting a number of significant milestones achieved by the Edinburgh team since its inception as well as an increase in headcount of 50 per cent in the past year alone.

The latest appointments further bolster the now 30-strong team, with Sophie Black appointed to the role of senior associate in the projects team and associate Samir Younes and solicitor Natalie Bennett both joining the firm’s banking and finance team.

Ms Black is dual-qualified in Scotland and in England and Wales and has extensive experience advising public and private sector clients on a wide range of infrastructure projects and commercial contracts across the UK and abroad. Having worked in-house at Edinburgh Airport and completed secondments for various public and private sector clients, Sophie has first-hand experience of the challenges faced by clients in the infrastructure sector.

Mr Younes joins Burges Salmon with experience advising a variety of lenders and borrowers on a range of financings including real estate, energy and infrastructure, funds and general corporate lending. Samir has acted for clients on a variety of cross-border and international transactions.

Recently qualified in Scotland, Ms Bennett has experience working with clients from a variety of different sectors including corporate finance and real estate.

Roger Bull, Burges Salmon’s managing partner, said: “We’re delighted to see our Edinburgh office go from strength to strength and to see the team continue to expand with these latest appointments – a very warm welcome to Sophie, Samir and Natalie.

“The launch of our Edinburgh office two years ago has underpinned our strong position in the Scottish market and enhanced our capacity to provide wide-ranging sector advice across the UK, supporting our clients through both the challenges of COVID and the opportunities represented by a number of exciting and significant projects and deals.”



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