Andrew Perkins > Macfarlanes LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Macfarlanes LLP
20 CURSITOR STREET
LONDON
EC4A 1LT
England

Work Department

Finance

Position

Andrew is head of the finance group. He acts for alternative lenders, credit funds, banks and financial institutions on a wide range of financing transactions.

Andrew advises banks, alternative lenders and credit funds on all aspects of cross-border and domestic leveraged financings, fund finance and speciality finance.

Andrew has a strong presence in the alternative credit space, advising fund managers on subscription lines and leverage facilities for their credit funds, advising these funds, and other alternative debt providers, on their leverage financing portfolio acquisitions and other credit investments.

Career

Trained Hammonds LLP; qualified 2001; joined Macfarlanes 2003; partner 2009

Lawyer Rankings

London > Investment fund formation and management > Fund finance

Benefiting from the firm’s strong capabilities in debt finance, investment funds and tax, Macfarlanes LLP‘s exceptional’ fund finance practice ‘provides sound advice across a broad spectrum of fund finance products’. The group is also noted for its expertise in credit fund leverage, which makes it a popular choice for credit funds. Leading the team are Andrew Perkins, who is very knowledgeable in the asset-backed facility space’ and the highly competent’ Richard Fletcher, who is well regarded for his excellent market knowledge’.

London > Finance > Acquisition finance

Advising a balanced mix of credit funds and private equity sponsors, the ‘highly commercial, pragmatic and solutions-focused’ team at Macfarlanes LLP has an excellent perspective on the legal and commercial requirements of borrowers and lenders within the upper/mid-market leveraged finance space. Kirstie Hutchinson  has ‘deep experience of mid-market acquisition financing’ for the firm’s loyal roster of financial sponsor clients, which are appreciative of her ‘excellent technical knowledge’ and conversance with complex, cross-border mandates. Able ‘to bring clarity and precision to a complicated deal structure’, Malcolm Hitching advises private equity clients on leveraged finance mandates, as well as advising  private credit funders in the litigation finance market. The ‘responsive and commercial’ Andrew Perkins  heads up the overarching banking and finance team and is able to draw on ‘a wealth of acquisition finance experience’, particularly in relation to lender-side credit fund work.

London > Finance > Bank lending: investment grade debt and syndicated loans

Although it remains best known for its mid-market leveraged finance offering, Macfarlanes LLP also ‘has demonstrable expertise in investment grade and syndicated financings’ for a borrower focused client base. In this regard, the ‘very knowledgeable and commercial’ Kirstie Hutchinson has considerable experience advising public limited companies on their corporate lending requirements. Head of the banking and finance team, Andrew Perkins ‘is a highly skilled lawyer with a wealth of experience’, including in relation to fund finance matters.