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Burness Paull sets gold standard in intellectual property law

One of the world’s leading intellectual property guides has named Burness Paull as the leading IP litigation practice in Scotland.

Published 10 July 2020

Burness Paull sees significant cash injection from partners

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.

Published 2 July 2020

Colin Hulme: Reforming the Scottish IP court

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 excess of 100,000 patents and counting, with thousands of fresh patent applications made every year. That is a whole lot of bananas!

Published 26 May 2020

Burness Paull tops dealmaking table for fifth year running

Burness Paull LLP has been confirmed as the top-performing legal dealmaker in Scotland for the fifth year in succession.

Published 11 March 2020

High-performing partner at Burness Paull recognised as hot stuff

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.

Published 29 January 2020

Jamie Kerr: Twenty insights into the UK's immigration system

Jamie Kerr provides 20 insights into what the UK immigration system might have in store in the coming years.

Published 13 January 2020

Angels to get investment angles covered by leading law firm

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 entrepreneurs understand what it takes for a company to be ‘investible’. It also gives investors access to advice on tax incentives, legal and technical issues, as well as peer group connections and support.LINC has teamed up with Burness Paull to review and update standard investment documents and guidelines for angel investors and high-growth companies in a bid to make the process as smooth as possible and encourage more investment in Scottish businesses.The two organisations are also working together on developing an 'Exit Readiness' package to simplify the requirements for investors and companies when the time comes to sell their shares and to ensure that companies are prepared for an exit.

Published 19 December 2019

Ewan McIntyre: A legal letter from Lyon ‘part trois’ - c’est fini

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.

Published 29 November 2019

Burness Paull advises on Seven Energy acquisition

Burness Paull advised on the corporate and capital-markets aspects of UK-based independent oil & gas company Savannah Petroleum plc’s deal to acquire the assets of Seven Energy in Nigeria, which involved a $125 million equity fundraising.

Published 26 November 2019

Burness Paull lawyer becomes first accredited legal technologist

A Scottish lawyer has become the first in the UK to be officially recognised as leader in legal technology.

Published 18 November 2019

Deals roundup

Published 15 November 2019

Graeme Di Rollo: Shanks v Unilever - A win for inventors in the Supreme Court

Solicitor Graeme Di Rollo of Burness Paull examines the Supreme Court's ruling in Shanks v Unilever.

Published 25 October 2019

Ewan McIntyre: A legal letter from Lyon

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

Published 25 October 2019

Malcolm Wood joins Burness Paull

Increased demand for guidance on boardroom governance has seen financial services adviser Malcolm Wood drafted in to a consultancy role with Burness Paull LLP.

Published 14 October 2019

Turnover up, profits slip as Burness Paull invests in the future

Burness Paull has reported a rise in turnover for its financial year ending 31 July 2019, posting an annual income of £58.5 million – up two per cent from £57.6m in 2017/18. Profit at the firm was £22m, down eight per cent from £23.8m.

Published 14 August 2019