Burges Salmon has won the race to advise GBR Challenge, the UK's America's Cup sailing team. The firm will advise on sponsorship contracts, worth more than £3m. Julia Harrison Lee, GBR Challenge's director and head of legal, said: “We chose Burges Salmon as it has people that know and understand the sport of sailing and is the only firm in the country with an employee who has worked for a modern America's Cup team – Stephanie Calvin (above). That experience has proved vital in the knowledge of the sport and in navigating some of the complexities of the America's Cup protocol.” Steve HoareCoudert Brothers wins Clyde & Co energy chiefCoudert Brothers has hired Clyde & Co's energy practice head. Martin Byatt, who has more than 30 years' experience in the mining and corporate finance sectors, will join his new firm by the end of the year.