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Sherrards Solicitors LLP

Work 020 7478 9010
Fax 020 7499 3846
434 LDE
London, St Albans

Andrew Cooke

Work 020 7478 9010
Sherrards Solicitors LLP

Work Department

Corporate, Corporate Finance, Commercial


Andrew is a partner in Sherrards’ corporate team.  Andrew advises private equity, venture capital, corporate and high net worth clients in respect of international and domestic mergers and acquisitions, including share and asset sales and purchases, MBOs/MBIs, restructurings, corporate finance, corporate governance issues, shareholders’ agreements, joint venture agreements, partnership agreements and general contractual advice. Andrew has extensive experience of transactional work in a wide range of jurisdictions.

 Andrew has a particular focus on the Fintech sector and software law generally, and has worked with start-ups in a full range of matters from early stage capital raisings through to disposals.

 Andrew is the official legal adviser to the Taipei Representative Office in the United Kingdom, the de facto Embassy of the government of the Republic of China (Taiwan).



Trained at RadcliffesLeBrasseur, assistant solicitor at Cooke Matheson, associate at Sherrards Solicitors, senior associate at Sherrards Solicitors.


Law Society


Kings College School, Wimbledon, The University of Edinburgh (MA (Hons), BPP Law School (GDL and LPC)


South East: Corporate and commercial

Corporate and commercial: Beds, Bucks, Herts, Middx

Within: Corporate and commercial: Beds, Bucks, Herts, Middx

Sherrards Solicitors LLP fields a team of 'superb and professional practitioners' who are 'clear in their communication and effective at getting the job done'. From its base in Hertfordshire, the firm handles a range of M&A and private equity transactions for local, national and international clients, with particular strength advising owner-managed businesses. The firm has developed a strong reputation in the media and entertainment sector, where it acts for clients including Graphite Media, Earworm Music and Bestival. In an illustration of its work for international clients, Jean-Paul da Costa assisted Ofo UK, a China-based bike sharing company, with the establishment of its UK branch, which involved ensuring compliance with UK data protection laws, as well as handling UK trade mark applications. In another key mandate, practice head Leigh Head acted for Winkworth Franchising on a number of acquisitions and disposals, in addition to assisting it with commercial negotiations with franchisees. Also recommended are Geraldine Fabre, who particularly stands out for cross-border deals involving France and the UK; Kiall Bagnell, who was part of the team advising Cambria Automobiles on the £60m refinancing of the client's bank facilities; and Andrew Cooke, whose growing client base comprises private equity firms, high-net-worth individuals, entrepreneurs and public companies.

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