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 Birmingham Bio Power, Cote Restaurants, Bakers + Baristas, Agent Provocateur 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

The insolvency and corporate restructuring team at Burges Salmon LLP is praise for being ‘commercial and proactive‘. Based in Bristol and led by the ‘dedicatedAndrew Eaton, the team is increasingly involved in international matters alongside its sector expertise in the real estate, hotels, transport, and healthcare industries, amongst others. Emily Scaife regularly acts for key stakeholders on distressed matters, and has experience advising both the public and private sectors. Real estate related issues form part of Colin Ligman‘s portfolio.

South West > Finance > Banking and finance

Headquartered in Bristol, Burges Salmon LLP fields a ‘highly collaborative and effective team’. The firm continues to be involved in a number of high profile transactions and restructurings across the market, and has recently been increasingly involved in sustainable financings and green loans. Andrew Eaton leads the team in which Richard Leeming sports a particular focus on real estate finance while Rachael Ruane frequently handles corporate and leveraged finance matters. Katie Allen is regularly sought out by clients in the hotel sector as well as in regards to student accommodation. May 2021 also saw the promotions of Victoria Allsopp and Emily Scaife to partner positions within the team.

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

Bristol-based firm Burges Salmon LLP has a strong track record for lenders and borrowers across a range of financings, including bilateral and syndicated loans, particularly in overarching areas of sector focus for the firm as a whole, such as energy and real estate. Restructuring and insolvency partner Andrew Eaton heads up the overarching banking and finance team that includes Graham Soar, who recently advised Clarks on the cross-border refinancing and restructuring of its secured syndicated revolving credit and private placement facilities.