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 2024

Leading Lawyer

Chambers Asia-Pacific 2024

Leading Lawyer

Australasian Law Awards 2019

NZ Dealmaker of the Year

Work Highlights

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.

Shinsei Bank 

$762 million acquisition of UDC Finance.

Mercury Capital  

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.

VF Corporation 

$288 million acquisition of merino clothing chain Icebreaker.

DLF Seeds

$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.

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