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Addleshaw Goddard

3 SOVEREIGN SQUARE, SOVEREIGN STREET, LEEDS, LS1 4ER, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0113 209 2000
Fax:
Fax 0113 209 2060
DX:
12004 LEEDS
Email:
Web:
www.addleshawgoddard.com

Andy Bates

Tel:
Work 0113 209 2468
Email:
Addleshaw Goddard

Work Department

Business support and restructuring.

Position

Partner in the business support and restructuring team specialising in advising insolvency practitioners, financial institutions and other stakeholders on all legal matters arising out of corporate restructurings and insolvencies and all related aspects of underperforming or distressed corporates. Andy has significant experience in handling distressed property assets, be that development, investment or buy to let.

Career

Trained Addleshaw Goddard; qualified 2004; partner 2013.

Education

Bradford Grammar School; University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne (2001, LLB, 2:1); York College of Law (2002, LPC, Distinction).


North West: Finance

Insolvency and corporate recovery

Within: Insolvency and corporate recovery

Addleshaw Goddard handles complex restructuring and insolvency cases, distressed real estate work and contentious insolvency matters, in addition to acting for corporate clients on distressed acquisition work. The team is particularly experienced in advising on  matters relating to distressed legal practices. Highlights included advising Ernst & Young as administrators of the Hewden Plant Hire Group, acting for the Viscount of Jersey in her capacity as administrator of the estates en désastre of Orb, and advising Deloitte, as administrators of Angelic Interiors, on the sale of a portfolio of 400 mixed-use properties. HLD Group, Duff & Phelps, FRP Advisory and HSBC Bank are also clients. The ‘very experienced’ Ged Barnes heads the department, which includes the 'excellentAndy Bates, who also operates from the Leeds office. Also recommended are legal directors Tim Taylor, who handles corporate insolvencies with a non-contentious focus; John Duffy, who is a specialist distressed property lawyer; Jean Boldero, who is ‘pragmatic, solutions-focused, and willing to stand her ground in the face of a challenge’; and Sarah Foster, who handles non-contentious insolvency work.

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Yorkshire and the Humber: Finance

Insolvency and corporate recovery

Within: Insolvency and corporate recovery

Addleshaw Goddard is ‘at the top end of the scale for quality of advice and service’ with ‘an excellent round-the-clock approach, strong business acumen, brilliant attention to detail and strong relationship management skills’. Recent work includes advising Deloitte as administrators of Transline on its accelerated pre-pack sale to Russell Taylor Group and the subsequent disposal of three foreign subsidiaries, assisting Alix Partners as administrators of Olympia Securities Commercial with a contested directions application and acting for KPMG as administrators of Aquila Processing and Eagle Seafoods (Properties). PwC, Leonard Curtis, Endless and Clydesdale Bank are also clients. Graham Briggs and Andy Bates jointly lead the practice; Briggs is ‘incredibly experienced’ and Bates’ ‘market knowledge is outstanding’.

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