Andrew Jolly

Joined firm 1997. Partner since 2006.

Andrew heads one of the firm’s corporate groups and has over 25 years’ experience advising on the full range of corporate transactions. His practice consists principally of acting for clients on public and private M&A deals, equity financings and joint ventures.

Andrew is also an expert on corporate governance, company law and other board-related matters.  He is a member of the Company Law Committee of the Law Society.

Andrew heads our Sport team, with football a specialist area. He is a trustee of The Arsenal Foundation.

Highlights include advising:

  • Schneider Electric on its recommended takeover of AVEVA Group plc
  • Sir Jim Ratcliffe, Chairman of INEOS, on the acquisition of a c.28% shareholding in Manchester United
  • FirstGroup plc on the sale of First Student and First Transit to EQT Infrastructure and its tender offer to return c.£500m to shareholders
  • Signature Aviation plc on its recommended takeover by a consortium comprising Blackstone, Global Infrastructure Partners and Cascade
  • Schneider Electric on its acquisition of Zeigo and the sale of its Eurotherm, IMServ and Vinzero businesses
  • ASOS plc on its move from AIM to the LSE Main Market and the acquisition of the Topshop, Topman, Miss Selfridge and HIIT brands from Arcadia (in administration)
  • INEOS on its acquisition of French Ligue 1 football club, OGC Nice
  • on its recommended all-share combination with Just Eat plc and, subsequently, Just Eat on its combination with Grubhub Inc.
  • ASOS, Costain, FirstGroup, Hays, Synthomer and Videndum on their capital raisings
  • A.S. Roma S.p.A. and its owners, the Friedkin Family, on the appointment of José Mourinho as Roma’s new head coach
  • Santander UK on various transactions, including:
    • the transfer of substantially all of its UK Corporate & Investment Banking business to the London branch of Banco Santander, S.A. by way of Part VII Scheme
    • all aspects of its approach to Banking Reform in the UK and the creation of its Ring-Fenced Bank (including Santander UK's Ring-Fencing Transfer Scheme)