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As a partner in the corporate commercial practice, Andrew is renowned for his work and considered by clients as a 'star…very calming influence…has the ability to crack through difficult negotiations' in the Legal 500 2013. Clients often comment on how much they enjoy working with him, not only because of his excellent legal skills covering joint venture agreements, outsourcing, and supply and distribution arrangements, but also because of his problem solving approach and down to earth manner.

Africa is a diverse and ever evolving business market.  As head of the global team, Andrew strives to ensure that Hogan Lovells is recognised as a firm who truly understands, respects, operates and invests in Africa.  We do this by delivering the same high quality of service we are known for globally to international and regional clients with interests on the continent. We work closely with clients and our preferred local law firms to realise opportunities and achieve business goals.

The combination of Andrew's professional career, work in Africa and appreciation of the arts has created a deep admiration and respect for African art and culture, across various artistic forms which has led to his current position on the National Advisory Board of the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art, in addition to his previous role as a trustee of the Royal National Theatre Foundation.


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London: Corporate and commercial

Commercial contracts

Within: Commercial contracts

Hogan Lovells International LLP’s London-based team, which operates within a wider global network of commercial contracts lawyers, provides standalone advice to clients in sectors such as financial services, TMT, automotive, transport and logistics. Its extensive expertise spans strategic alliances, outsourcings, sponsorship and advertising agreements, among other matters. Paul Joukador has particular knowledge of cross-border supply and distribution arrangements. Andrew Skipper has a wealth of experience advising clients in the sports, life sciences and consumer sectors, and also heads the firm’s Africa practice. Food sector specialist Richard Welfare works with senior associate Jane Summerfield and others to advise Mars on advertising campaigns and promotional activities, as well as distribution, warehousing arrangements and various other types of commercial contracts. Other recent work includes Peter Watts and associate Helen McGowan assisting Brown Forman with establishing an e-commerce platform for selling Jack Daniel’s whiskey products online, directly to consumers. Counsel Penny Powell, and senior associates Oliver Wilson and Helen Kimberley, are other notable individuals, as are Derek Meilman and senior associate Oliver Wilson.

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