Andrew is responsible for driving the firm’s key strategic priorities - Private Capital, Energy Transition, Cyber and ESG
Andrew was the firm’s Executive Partner, Asia and Australia for three years from May 2020 and was the Regional Managing Partner for Australia prior to that for nearly three years.
He draws upon his leadership experience to guide the firm in relation to our key priority areas – Private Capital, Energy Transition, Cyber and ESG. These areas play to our strengths and represent huge opportunities for our clients and our business.
Andrew also represents the firm at the UNSW Law Advisory Council.
An M&A lawyer by trade, Andrew has extensive experience in all areas of corporate and commercial practice and was previously the head of the firm’s Australian Corporate Group.
Andrew has worked with clients across various sectors including financial services, government privatisations, wealth management, private equity, healthcare, industrials and energy on some of the largest, most strategic and complex transactions in the market.
Andrew has worked with both vendors and purchasers in significant business acquisitions, disposals and joint ventures, including structuring and documenting transactions. He has advised clients on management buy-outs, private equity transactions and public market transactions (takeovers and schemes).
Andrew has also helped clients with all aspects of legislative compliance, including compliance with the ASX Listing Rules, Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Act, corporations law and other relevant legislation. His expertise extends to all areas of general corporate practice, including reviewing and drafting contracts and other general advice.
Andrew has a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of New South Wales. He joined Freehills in 1991.