Ashurst (London)

Michael Burns

Ashurst (London)
Lawyer (Partner)

Michael Burns is a partner in Ashurt’s corporate practice. He specialises in mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and major project development with a focus on the energy and infrastructure sectors. He leads our energy and infrastructure M&A business in EMEA. Michael’s clients include multinational corporates, financial institutions, governments and high net worth individuals. In the last 12 months, he has advised on significant mergers and acquisitions in the UK, continental Europe, Africa and Asia across the energy, renewables and digital sub-sectors of energy and infrastructure. He is recommended as a Leading Individual in Legal 500, is regularly quoted in the media and has published chapters in leading energy and infrastructure textbooks.

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Yann Alix, Michael Burns, Antony Skinner, Justyna Bremen The EU Commission and the UK Government agree on a Trade and Cooperation Agreement that has consequences on competition law post-Brexit


The UK officially left the European Union (EU) at 11:00 pm on 31 January 2020. However, as part of the Withdrawal Agreement with the EU to help the UK transition away from EU membership, EU law continued to apply to the UK as if it were still a Member State until the end of 31 December 2020. On (...)

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