Andrew Perkins > Macfarlanes LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile
Macfarlanes LLP Offices
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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.
Trained Hammonds LLP; qualified 2001; joined Macfarlanes 2003; partner 2009
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’.
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.
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.
- Fund finance - London > Investment fund formation and management
- Acquisition finance - London > Finance
- Bank lending: investment grade debt and syndicated loans - London > Finance
Top Tier Firm Rankings
- Private client > Contentious trusts and probate
- Corporate and commercial > Corporate tax
- Private client > Personal tax, trusts and probate
- Corporate and commercial > Private equity: transactions - mid-market deals (up to £250m)
- Investment fund formation and management > Retail funds
- Real estate > Commercial property: development
- Real estate > Commercial property: investment
- Dispute resolution > Competition litigation
- Employment > Employee share schemes
- Corporate and commercial > Financial services: contentious
- Crime, fraud and licensing > Fraud: civil
- Investment fund formation and management > Fund finance
- Risk advisory > Regulatory investigations and corporate crime (advice to corporates)
- Dispute resolution > Tax litigation and investigations
- Finance > Acquisition finance
- Dispute resolution > Banking litigation: investment and retail
- Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: premium
- Real estate > Commercial property: corporate occupiers
- Real estate > Construction: contentious
- Real estate > Construction: non-contentious
- Finance > Derivatives and structured products
- Corporate and commercial > EU and competition
- Crime, fraud and licensing > Fraud: white-collar crime (advice to individuals)
- Investment fund formation and management > Hedge funds
- Corporate and commercial > M&A: upper mid-market and premium deals, £500m+
- Employment > Pensions (non-contentious)
- Investment fund formation and management > Private funds
- Real estate > Property finance
- Investment fund formation and management > Real estate funds
- Real estate > Residential property
- Corporate and commercial > VAT and indirect tax
- Finance > Bank lending: investment grade debt and syndicated loans
- Finance > Corporate restructuring & insolvency
- Employment > Employers
- Real estate > Environment
- Corporate and commercial > Equity capital markets – small-mid cap
- Corporate and commercial > Partnership
- Finance > Securitisation
- Corporate and commercial > Financial services: non-contentious/regulatory
- Employment > Immigration
- Corporate and commercial > Private equity: transactions – high-value deals (£250m+)