BCom LLB • Auckland
Andrew heads the firm’s Corporate & Commercial National Practice Group. He provides strategic corporate and governance advice, with a focus on M&A.
Andrew regularly acts for both international and domestic corporates and funds, advising on M&A, overseas investment and strategic agreements. He also provides Boards and the C-Suite with governance advice.
Andrew is ranked in Chambers Asia Pacific 2021, with clients highlighting his "flexible and solutions-focused" approach and that "he is timely, listens carefully to our goals and needs".
Andrew brings overseas experience to his advice, having worked at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in London, with a focus on multi-jurisdictional M&A for infrastructure assets.
Asia Pacific Legal 500 2023
Chambers Asia-Pacific 2023
Up and Coming Lawyer
Australasian Law Awards 2019
NZ Dealmaker of the Year
The a2 Milk Company Ltd
Acquisition of 75% of Matuara Valley Milk ($268.5m).
Strategic and commercial advice, including its capital raising $50 million (institutional placement and ANREO) and its partnership with Caravan.
$762 million acquisition of UDC Finance.
Acquisitions of the NZ magazines business of Bauer Media Group, and International Volunteer HQ.
Takeovers and responses for various clients, including:
- Methven - response to $118 million takeover by GWA Group, effected by scheme of arrangement
- Finaccess Capital - $885 million partial takeover of Restaurant Brands
- UEM Edgenta - $263 million takeover by WSP Global of Opus International Consultants.
AU$290 million sale of its Cerebos food/instant coffee business to The Kraft Heinz Company.
$288 million acquisition of merino clothing chain Icebreaker.
$421 million purchase of PGG Wrightson’s seed and grain business.
Livestock Improvement Corporation
Corporate and commercial advice, including its share simplification (co-operative restructuring), and various acquisitions and divestments.
Capital Markets transactions, including:
- Comvita’s capital raise
- the underwriting of Tilt Renewable’s entitlement offer
- block trades in Vista Group and Origin Energy.