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Andrew Curwen

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Gorvins Solicitors

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Corporate & Commercial


Andrew is Head of the Corporate - Commercial practice at Gorvins Solicitors. Noted as excellent to deal with and a no-nonsense approach which has proved very persuasive in debates with the other side on transactions. Andrew advises clients ranging from institutions to owner-managed businesses. He specialises in corporate transactions; advising on acquisitions, disposals, joint ventures, MBOs and MBI's, venture capital and debt finance. Andrew regularly secures some of the departments high profile deals and has an enviable list of long-standing clients.


Trained Cobbetts 1992 and qualified at the firm in 1994. Associate Solicitor 1994 - 2000. Partner 2000-2003. Partner at Rowe Cohen 2003 - 2007. Joined Gorvins as a Partner in 2007 to date


Lancaster Royal Grammar School (1980 - 1987); Durham University BA(Hons) in Georgraphy 1987 - 1990; CPE at College of Law and Law Society Finals in 1992.

North West: Corporate and commercial

Corporate and commercial: elsewhere in the North West

Within: Leading individuals

Andrew Curwen - Gorvins Solicitors

Within: Corporate and commercial: elsewhere in the North West

Gorvins Solicitors¬†impresses for its ability to ‚Äėexplain and suggest options in a straightforward manner‚Äô. The practice is active in corporate and commercial mandates across the retail, finance, media, publishing and healthcare sectors. Key instructions included advising the shareholders of Aecus on the acquisition of Aecus by The Hackett Group; advising Avonside Group Services on an investment into the company by Core Capital; and advising Rothwell Plumbing Services Group on its acquisition of HeatLink Technical Solutions. Key figures include corporate and commercial team head Andrew Curwen, who¬†specialises in corporate transactions; the ‚Äėknowledgeable‚Äô Christian Mancier, who¬†predominately acts for owner-managed and family-owned businesses in the SME sector; and consultant Paul Lupton¬† is an experienced advisor to small and medium sized businesses. Associates Gemma Lingard and Rowan Uren¬†are also recommended.

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North West: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

Intellectual property

Within: Intellectual property

Guy Lightowler¬†¬†at Gorvins Solicitors¬†is ‚Äėintelligent, diligent, client-focused and tactically astute. He takes a realistic line but fights his clients‚Äô corner‚Äô. The team advises on all aspects of intellectual property including copyright, design rights, trademarks and patents both in terms of protecting the rights and at the development stage. Andrew Curwen¬†heads the team that acts for clients such as Dishman Europe, Initial Packaging and GPC Computer Software.

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