Andrew specialises in M&A, securities transactions and corporate governance. He advises corporate clients in all aspects of local and cross border mergers and acquisitions and corporate governance, as well as contested and negotiated takeovers, fundraising and corporate and securities law matters. Andrew has expertise in foreign investment laws, real estate, infrastructure, energy and resources and media.
He is the Deputy Chair of the Professional Standards Council.
He is a former member of the Takeovers Panel (12 years). From 1998 to 2001 Andrew was the Chief of Staff for the Hon. Joe Hockey MP, then the Minister for Financial Services & Regulation. He was a founding member of the Australian Reinsurance Pool Corporation (2001-2010).
In 2017, Andrew was appointed Deputy Chair of the Professional Standards Council. He was appointed member of the Takeover Panel between 2002 – 2011 and again in 2014 – 2017. Andrew is a Member of the Corporate Committee and fellow of the Subject Advisory Committee Applied Corporate Governance Programme of the Law Council of Australia, he is also Adjunct Faculty Member for the Faculty of Law (Equity Financing) at the University of Sydney.
Leading Lawyer - Corporate/M&A
Best Lawyer - Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Best Lawyer - Equity Capital Markets
Best Lawyer - Corporate/Governance
Strong technical knowledge and high commercial awareness
A very well-regarded partner valued for his versatile business sector range and pragmatic, solutions-focused approach
Attracts praise from clients across a wide range of industry sectors
Andrew is a key point of contact, and has more than 20 years of experience working on China-related M&A matters in the natural resources industries