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Andrew Pike

Executive Partner, East

Andrew is responsible for leading Herbert Smith Freehills in Asia and Australia. 

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Experience

Andrew also sits on the firm’s Global Pro Bono & Citizenship Council and its Australian Reconciliation Action Plan Steering Committee.

Andrew represents the firm at the UNSW Law Advisory Council, Law Firms Australia Board, Australia Managing Partners Diversity & Inclusion Forum and is a WGEA Pay Equity Ambassador.

As Executive Partner, Andrew is passionate about leading the firm in a dynamic and changing environment. A key focus of his leadership is continuing to improve client experience and taking the firm’s people and culture focus to the next level.

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.

Background

Andrew has a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of New South Wales. He joined Freehills in 1991.