Head of Corporate
Andrew is known throughout the region as an effective and experienced corporate finance and banking lawyer with a strong track record. He advises across a diverse range of business sectors, including the IT and software industry.
Andrew, who heads our corporate team, is noted by Chambers & Partners for his "impressive knowledge of capital markets and cross-border M&A." Clients say that he has "an excellent brain and approaches complex issues in a methodical and calm manner."
Andrew advises on all forms of corporate transactional work, including:
- Trade acquisitions and disposals
- MBOs and MBIs
- Partial exits
- Equity investments
- Funding and banking arrangements
- Joint ventures
- Corporate structures, de-mergers and company re-organisations
- AIM transactions
- Corporate constitutional matters and shareholder arrangements
Andrew’s clients include corporates, management teams, banks, funders and individuals. He has been described by Chambers & Partners as "pragmatic, polished and sensible", an “affable but forceful character” and "a very good negotiator", and by Legal 500 as having "a great depth of knowledge".
Examples of Andrew’s experience include:
Acting for the shareholders and management team of Business Employment Services Training in an £18.25m share disposal to Interserve PLC;
Advising AIM-listed Sky High PLC on its acquisition of Count on Us, including the related share placing;
Advising the board of Sky High PLC on the public takeover by Tracsis PLC;
Advising AIM-listed 21st Century Technology PLC on its acquisition of Coventry-based Region Consultants Limited, one of the UK’s market leaders in developing and supplying public information systems;
Advising the shareholders of a £19m turnover group, Environmental Engineering (a ventilation and air conditioning specialist in the food and beverage industry), in relation to a share disposal to SPIE;
Advising the shareholders of Redfern Travel, a £250m turnover group, in relation to a share disposal to Brisbane-based Corporate Travel Management.