Andrew undertakes a broad range of corporate and corporate finance work. His practice consists principally of acting for clients on domestic and international corporate finance and M&A transactions, including:

  • acquisitions and disposals
  • mergers and public takeovers
  • restructurings
  • equity financings
  • joint ventures

Andrew is Head of our Risk Team and is an expert on company law and corporate governance matters. He is a member of the Company Law Committee of the Law Society.

Andrew is also Head of our Sport practice, counting football, in particular, as a specialist area.

Highlights include advising:

  • Santander UK on 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)
  • Arsenal on the public takeover offer by KSE, UK, Inc. for the shares of Arsenal Holding plc not already owned by KSE
  • FirstGroup on the takeover approach made to the company by funds controlled by Apollo.
  • Cable & Wireless Communications Plc on various transactions, including:
    • its recommended takeover by Liberty Global plc, which was effected by way of scheme of arrangement
    • its acquisition of Columbus International, Inc for consideration of US$1.85 billion plus the assumption of Columbus’ net debt of US$1.17 billion
  • Macquarie on its acquisition of ValueInvest Asset Management
  • CPPGroup plc on changes to its board of directors and its acquisition of Blink Innovation Limited
  • FirstGroup plc on a fully underwritten rights issue to raise approximately £615 million

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