Andrew’s practice covers a wide variety of corporate and commercial matters, finance, investment funds, regulatory, restructuring and competition. He has been involved in many noteworthy transactions including the £5billion acquisition of Friends Life by Aviva in 2015 by way of a Guernsey court sanctioned scheme of arrangement, the redomiciliation of Assura Group’s business by way of Guernsey court sanctioned scheme of arrangement in 2015, the acquisition of Schroders’ Guernsey administration business by JP Morgan, the purchase of strategic assets such as the local ferry company by a large investment fund, transactions involving significant landmark commercial properties in London and the establishment of major investment funds.
Andrew worked on the establishment of one of the first limited liability partnerships in Guernsey in 2014 and has recently advised DP Aircraft 1 Limited in relation to the acquisition of two Boeing 787-8 aircraft to be leased to Thai Airways and the related financing and advised the Bank of N.T. Butterfield & Son Limited in connection with its acquisition of Legis Group’s Guernsey based trust and corporate services business.
Before Ogier split from its administration business Andrew spent time as a director in that business and sat on various fund boards (including AIM listed vehicles and regulated general partners) as well as POI licensee advisory boards in the private equity, infrastructure and greentech fields.
Andrew qualified as an English solicitor in 2003 and as a Guernsey Advocate in 2009. He was also admitted as a legal practitioner in Zimbabwe in 2001 and an attorney and counsellor at law in New York State in 2006. Prior to joining Ogier in 2004 Andrew worked at Gill, Godlonton and Gerrans in Harare and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in London and Amsterdam. Andrew is a member of the Guernsey International Lawyers Association and a former member of the Guernsey Investment Funds Association’s administrators’ sub-committee.
2009 - Guernsey
2006 - New York State
2003 - England & Wales
2001 - Zimbabwe