Frances Burchall

Frances Burchall

Associate, Corporate


Frances Burchall focuses on cross-border and domestic public and private M&A and corporate finance transactions, in addition to regularly advising on corporate governance matters.

Ms. Burchall’s experience includes advising:

  • Intact Financial Corporation and its subsidiary, Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance Limited, on their $648 million acquisition of the brokered commercial lines operations of Direct Line Insurance Group plc
  • Sylvamo Corporation on its $150 million acquisition of the Nymölla paper mill in Sweden from Stora Enso Oyj
  • Visa, Inc. on its $2.2 billion acquisition of Tink AB, a Sweden-based leading open banking platform
  • Electronic Arts Inc. on its $1.4 billion acquisition of U.K.-based Playdemic Ltd. from Warner Bros. Games and AT&T Inc
  • Central Group and SIGNA Holding GmbH on their $5.3 billion acquisition of Selfridges & Co. Limited from the Weston Family
  • Globalworth Real Estate Investments Limited on a $1.88 billion unsolicited bid to acquire the company by two of its major shareholders, CPI Property Group S.A. and Aroundtown S.A.
  • Black Diamond Capital Management, L.L.C., along with InvestIndustrial, on their $425 million acquisition of the phenolic specialty resin, hexamine and European forest products resins businesses of Hexion Inc.
  • funds advised by Permira Advisers on the sale of a majority stake in Teraco Data Environments (Pty) Ltd. to Berkshire Partners LLC
  • Willis Towers Watson on its $4 billion sale of Willis Re to Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.
  • International Paper Company on the $812 million sale of its pulp and paper mill and supporting operations in Kwidzyn, Poland, to Mayr-Melnhof Karton AG (Austria)



  • Legal Practice Course, The College of Law Moorgate, London, 2016
  • Master's Degree, The College of Law Moorgate, London, 2016
  • LL.B., University of Warwick, 2014


  • England & Wales

Frances Burchall