Overview

Andrew is head of the firm’s banking and finance team and also leads its corporate restructuring and insolvency practice. He joined the firm in 2016 having previously been a partner at a City law firm.

Andrew has extensive experience in advising on domestic and cross-border distressed situations. He has advised numerous investors, companies, management teams, insolvency practitioners, regulators and pensions trustees in relation to debt and equity restructurings, contingency planning and formal insolvency in the public and private sector. Andrew is a Fellow of INSOL International and a member of R3, the ILA and Insol Europe.

In 2020 Andrew was awarded Finance Lawyer of the Year (outside of London) in the Legal 500 Awards.

Experience
  • Advised Adelie Foods throughout its accelerated M&A process and subsequently advised Administrators from Deloitte on a number of asset sales.
  • Advised the Group and subsequently Administrators from FRP Advisory on a restructuring including the trading administration of aerospace composite manufacturer, Tods Aerospace, resulting in the sale of part of the business to Cobham.
  • Advising the lenders of a £22m project finance facility which funded the development and operation of a biomass plant on the restructuring of that facility and the subsequent administration of the borrower.
  • Acting for the administrators of a national gym franchising group on the sale of its business and assets to a management-led team.
  • Advised BDO LLP, as joint administrators, on the administration of Bathstore.com Limited, including the sale of the business to Homebase Rooms Limited.
  • Advised Irish Private Equity Fund, Causeway Capital Partners, on its purchase of the business and assets of Patisserie Valerie out of administration.
  • Advised PwC, as joint administrators on the administration and sale of UK footwear and fashion retailer, tReds.
  • Advised administrators from FRP Advisory on the administration of British Ceramic Tile Limited, including the sale of certain assets to a nationwide retailer.
  • Acted as conflicts counsel to the joint administrators of a £500m portfolio of Hilton hotels.
  • Acted for the FSCS as representative creditor in the High Court and Court of Appeal hearings relating to the implementation of a CVA.
  • Acted for Agent Provocateur in connection with its pre-pack administration sale and the subsequent wind down and restructuring of the group’s international business located across 19 countries.
  • Acted for a lender in connection with a debt and equity restructuring of a UK energy from waste power project.
  • Advised an investor in connection with a £60m debt and equity restructuring of a UK manufacturer including a £27.5m new money facility.
  • Advised a number of institutional landlords on issues relating to recent CVAs proposed by New LookMothercareCarluccios and House of Fraser.
  • Advised FTI Consulting, as joint administrators, on the sale of Cote Restaurants.

What others say...

Andrew is recognised as a 'one of the finest insolvency professionals' and 'brings a practical approach to working through issues that is most effective.'

Chambers 2020