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Burges Salmon LLP

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ONE GLASS WHARF, BRISTOL, BS2 0ZX, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0117 939 2000
Fax:
Fax 0117 902 4400
DX:
7829 BRISTOL
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Web:
www.burges-salmon.com
Bristol, London

Tom Dunn

Tel:
Work 0117 902 7796
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Burges Salmon LLP

Work Department

Corporate.

Position

Tom is a partner specialising in investment funds and financial services regulatory work. In particular, he advises on the structuring, establishment, operation and winding up of UK regulated investment funds such as OEICs and authorised unit trusts. He is co-author of the chapter on regulated collective investment schemes in ‘Financial Advice and Financial Products – Law and Liability’ published by the Oxford University Press.

Career

Qualified April 2007; Denton Wilde Sapte 2007 to 2010; joined Burges Salmon March 2010; partner May 2014.

Member

Law Society.

Education

Attended University of Nottingham (2001; BA Hons).

Leisure

Squash, football, golf and running.


London: Investment fund formation and management

Retail funds

Within: Retail funds

Burges Salmon LLP 'delivers on what it is supposed to do, is accommodating of business requirements and responsive to queries'. Tom Dunn, who is based in Bristol, is 'knowledgeable, practical, pragmatic and proactive' - he advised St. James's Place on various changes to its unit trusts, including the launch of six UCITS funds-of-funds authorised for sale in both London and Hong Kong, and advised Marlborough Fund Managers on its implementation of MIFID II. Other clients include Investment Fund Services.

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London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

Fintech

Within: Fintech

The team at Burges Salmon LLP provides commercial and regulatory advice in a range of fintech fields, and is active in cutting-edge areas. Legal director and group head Sarah Kenshall, who counts payments, AI, data analytics and smart technologies as particular areas of focus, arrived from Axiom in December 2017; she advised the Financial Conduct Authority, the Bank of England and Grant Thornton on adopting more efficient approaches to regulatory reporting. The team also advised R3CEV, a global consortium of financial institutions, on developing blockchain-based smart contract templates. Financial services regulatory expert Tom Dunn is often active in the space. Outside of more conventional fintech, Chris Jackson and Kari McCormick advised AXA on the insurance liability aspects of driverless cars. Senior associate Adrian Shedden departed in December 2017 to become a consultant at Keystone Law and Simmons & Simmons.

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South West: Public sector

Local government

Within: Local government

‚ÄėProfessional and easy to work with‚Äô,¬†Burges Salmon LLP¬†advises local authorites on various legal issues including statutory powers, constitutional issues and schemes of delegation, cprocurement, planning and compulsory purchase and compensation. Gary Soloman¬†heads the team and specialises in regeneration and compulsory purchase work. John Houlden¬†deals with regulated procurement, state aid and European funding projects. Marcus Harling¬†focuses on procurement issues in relation to infrastructure and built environment sectors. Matthew Ramus¬†is adept at handling commercial projects, alternative delivery models (ADMs), PPP and PFI projects. Tom Dunn¬†deals with local government pension schemes. Ross Polkinghorne¬†led on advising Stevenage Borough Council on the selection of a development partner for a mixed use redevelopment of Stevenage town centre. Other highlights for the practice included advising Isle of Anglesey County Council on the proposed development of a new nuclear power station at Wylfa and new 400kv grid connection.

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  • Restoring environmental damage: putting a price on ecosystem services

    On 7 August 2009 a 40-inch pipeline ruptured, spilling 5,400 cubic metres of crude oil into the soil and groundwater of La Crau nature reserve in southern France, a habitat protected under French and European law. The operator had to excavate and replace 60,000 tons of soil, install 70 wells to pump and treat groundwater and 25 pumps to skim oil from surface water, at a cost in the region of ‚ā¨50m. However, this was just the primary remediation (that is, restoring the site to the state it would have been if the damage had not occurred). The operator was also required to compensate for the damage to the habitats and the loss of the ecosystem services that would otherwise have been provided by La Crau nature reserve. Measures included purchasing land outside of the nature reserve and contributing to its management for a period of 30 years (over ‚ā¨1m), monitoring the water table for 20 years (over ‚ā¨500,000), monitoring fauna over three years (‚ā¨150,000) and rehabilitation in accordance with best available ecological techniques (nearly ‚ā¨2m). Overall, the compensatory restoration (to compensate for the amount of time that the ecosystem was impacted) and complimentary restoration (to compensate for elements of the ecosystem that had been permanently lost) came to more than ‚ā¨6.5m. ‚Ä©
    - Burges Salmon LLP

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