Andy Francey > Freeths LLP > Leeds, England > Lawyer Profile

Freeths LLP

Work Department

Corporate Finance


Andy is a partner in the Freeths corporate team based in Leeds.

Andy is a corporate lawyer advising on the full spectrum of corporate transactions and matters ranging from mergers and acquisitions, disposals, MBO’s, investments and private equity through to start ups, joint ventures and corporate governance.

Andy also advises on banking transactions, advising both borrowers and lenders on facilities and security matters. Andy has a wealth of experience in advising on substantial bank re-financings, particularly in the leisure sector.

Recently Andy has acted for: Hague SR Limited in their acquisition of iCOM Printworks Ltd; Growth Partner LLP in their investment in Keelham Farm Shop; Panintelligence Limited in its £4.5m investment from YFM Equity Partners and Comhar Capital; and the management team in the management buyout of high performance computing business, OCF Limited.

Clients noted Andy Francey stands out with his logical approach to resolving complex legal matters, coupled with his personable approach and ability to deliver outstanding service on a tight time line, within the budget originally estimated.”

Clients have praise him for his “top-quality, speedy responses”.


Trainee, Addleshaw Goddard LLP 1998-2000; Associate, Addleshaw Goddard LLP 2000-04; Senior Associate, Lupton Fawcett LLP 2004-12; Partner, Watson Burton LLP 2012-17; Partner, Freeths LLP 2017- Present.


Law, University of Birmingham (1993-96); LPC, College of Law, Chester (1996 -1997)

Lawyer Rankings

Yorkshire and the Humber > Corporate and commercial > Corporate and commercial: Leeds, West Yorkshire, North Yorkshire

Freeths LLP in Leeds covers the full life-cycle of corporate transactions. It demonstrates know-how in private acquisitions and disposals, particularly when owner managed businesses are injected with investment capital, such as private equity and debt capital. The members also handle corporate restructuring and reorganisations, MBOs and MBIs as well as a range of commercial matters. The practice’s key contacts are Dahren Naidoo, corporate finance specialist Andy Francey, Jeremy Swift and director Frank Suttie.