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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
Email:
Web:
www.burges-salmon.com
Bristol, London

Alan Barr

Tel:
Work 0117 939 2255
Email:
Burges Salmon LLP

Work Department

Corporate.

Position

Corporate partner with over 30 years' experience of dealing with company law and corporate finance, including business and company acquisitions and disposals, public company flotations and mergers, equity financing and takeovers; corporate restructuring; management buyouts and buy-ins; also advises several leading co-operative societies.

Career

Trained Slaughter and May; qualified 1982; Clifford Chance 1982-86; partner Burges Salmon 1988.

Member

Non-executive director of Bristol 2015 Ltd; non-executive director of Wrights Group Ltd.

Education

Attended Coleraine Academical Institution, University of Wales (LLB), College of Law (Chester).

Leisure

Keen hill walker, cyclist and swimmer.


London: Corporate and commercial

M&A: lower mid-market deals, £50m-£250m

Within: M&A: lower mid-market deals, £50m-£250m

The ‘truly partner led practice’ at Burges Salmon LLP provides ‘an impeccable level of service all round, including value for money’. Bristol-based head of practice Richard Spink is ‘an assured practitioner, who is consistently able to deliver’; his expertise lies in corporate transactions for private equity clients. The ‘very personable, knowledgeable and pragmatic’ Camilla Usher-Clark is a core member of the firm’s energy sector. Jonathan Eves and senior associate Julie Book are ‘experts in solar PV and energy storage deals’; one highlight of this nature saw Eves advise Maas Capital Renewables on its entry into a joint venture with Solarplicity to install rooftop solar facilities for housing association tenants across the UK. Alan Barr , hotels and leisure expert Rupert Weston , private equity specialist Mark Shepherd and senior associate Tim Roberts are also recommended.

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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 €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 €1m), monitoring the water table for 20 years (over €500,000), monitoring fauna over three years (€150,000) and rehabilitation in accordance with best available ecological techniques (nearly €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 €6.5m. 

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