Andrew Eaton > Burges Salmon LLP > Bristol, England > Lawyer Profile

Burges Salmon LLP

Living Wage

Work Department

Corporate and Financial Institutions


Andrew heads the Corporate Restructuring and Insolvency team at Burges Salmon. He has extensive experience in advising on distressed situations including corporate restructurings, turnaround and formal insolvency in the private and public sector. He has advised numerous investors, companies, management teams, insolvency practitioners and pensions trustees in relation to debt and equity restructurings, contingency planning and formal insolvency.  His work covers both domestic and cross border matters. Recent highlights include advising on a number of energy, retail and leisure situations including Wasps Holdings Limited, Birmingham Bio Power, Cote Restaurants, Bakers + Baristas and Patisserie Valerie.


Trained at DLA Piper (qualified in 2004)

Travers Smith 2006-2016 (partner from 2012)

Burges Salmon partner from 2016


R3, ILA and INSOL Europe

Fellow, INSOL International

Lawyer Rankings

South West > Finance > Insolvency and corporate recovery

(Leading individuals)

Andrew EatonBurges Salmon LLP

Offering the ‘highest level of technical advice’ to a client base that spans from financial institutions to distressed investors, Burges Salmon LLP handles an array of domestic and cross-border distressed situations, including administrations, debt restructuring and schemes of arrangement. Practice head Andrew Eaton has extensive experience of advising on formal insolvency in the public and private sector. Colin Ligman frequently leads on matters concerning commercial property, while Emily Scaife is especially well-placed to act for administrators.

South West > Finance > Banking and finance

Led by Andrew Eaton, Burges Salmon LLP‘s Bristol-based banking and finance team specialises in complex transactions for clients from a range of industries, with transport and renewable energy projects two notable recent areas of focus for the practice. Richard Leeming specialises in real estate finance, while Graham Soar‘s recent lender-side advise on secured loan facilities for renewable gas infrastructure fund is testament to his transactional capabilities. Rachael Ruane handles a wide range of corporate finance matters, often with a cross-border element. Katie Allen leads the team’s hotel financing work, while Victoria Allsopp brings her energy and infrastructure experience to bear on a number of high-profile matters for the firm.

London > Finance > Bank lending: investment grade debt and syndicated loans

Based in Bristol but by no means limited to purely regional work, the ‘very friendly and knowledgeable’ team at Burges Salmon LLP handles national, and increasingly international work, for banks and borrowers particularly in areas of firmwide sector focus. Energy, infrastructure and real estate are particular sweet spots, with the team regularly engaged to provide bilateral and syndicated loans to facilitate projects/transactions in those industries. Restructuring and insolvency partner Andrew Eaton heads up the overarching banking and finance team that includes well-respected real estate finance practitioner Richard Leeming .