Incredibly pragmatic, a great sounding board and the ideal partner for our business
Chambers UK 2012
Andrew is head of the firm's corporate department and advises on public and private M&A, joint ventures and equity fundraisings.
Andrew was the lead partner working on the deal that was shortlisted for corporate deal of the year 2010/11 by both Legal Business and The Lawyer magazines and is ranked both as a leading M&A lawyer and a leading life sciences M&A lawyer by the Chambers & Partners' legal guide.
Transactions on which Andrew has advised include: De Vere on the sale of The Grand Hotel, Brighton; Acadia Healthcare on the £395 million acquisition of Partnerships in Care; Cofely on a £190 million acquisition of Balfour Beatty Workplace; Baker Tilly on the acquisition of the assets of RSM Tenon plc by way of a pre-pack administration; BTG plc on the acquisition of EKOS Corporation for $180 million; Tristan Capital on the joint venture with Allianz to acquire Warsaw Financial Centre; Piramal Healthcare on the $3.8 billion disposal of its generic branded prescription pharmaceuticals division to Abbott; BTG plc on the £177 million public takeover of Biocompatibles International plc; Lavendon Group plc on the successful defence against a hostile approach from TVH Services NV and Ashtead Group plc; and Commerzbank on the disposal of Kleinwort Benson to RHJ International.
Andrew has been highlighted as a leading lawyer in his field in the 2012 'The Lawyer Hot 100' report. To see a copy of the report, please click here.
- Corporate and commercial
- IPOs and capital markets
- Joint ventures
- M&A and takeovers
- Mining and minerals
- Private equity and venture capital
- Real estate
- Sports law