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

Macfarlanes LLP

Work Department

Corporate and M&A


Andrew is a corporate insurance lawyer with expertise in a wide range of insurance transactional and advisory work, advising insurers, reinsurers and corporate clients on insurance matters. He is a leading practitioner in the field of insurance de-risking solutions for defined pension schemes.

Andrew has broad experience of specialist insurance and reinsurance transactions as well as corporate and commercial matters in the insurance sector. He regularly advises insurers, reinsurers and pension schemes on complex defined benefit pension risk transfer transactions including longevity swaps, bulk annuity transactions, pension scheme buy-ins and buy-outs and associated collateral structures. He has extensive experience advising on insurance M&A transactions, M&A insurance (W&I policies), regulatory matters, commercial insurance policy negotiation, reinsurance, distribution agreements and trade credit insurance. He is a recognised expert on director liability protection, including director & officer (D&O) and POSI insurance and associated director indemnification issues.

Andrew is Editor of Butterworths Insurance Law Handbook (15th edition) and a contributor to the ICSA Directors’ Handbook – chapters on D&O Insurance and director indemnification.  Andrew is recognised in respect of Insurance Corporate and Regulatory in The Legal 500 UK 2015.

Andrew is a member of the City of London Law Society Insurance Law Committee.


Partner 2015


Member of the City of London Law Society Insurance Law Committee.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Employment > Pensions (non-contentious)

Macfarlanes LLP‘s team is noted by clients for being ‘technically very strong, also commercial and pragmatic‘. The group advises employers, corporate groups and trustees in relation to the management of their pensions liability, as well as defined benefit scheme consolidations. The group is well-versed in pensions regulation, funding negotiations, section 75 debt management and intra-group reorganisations, as well as technical benefit issues, scheme closures and benefit changes. The department is jointly led by Camilla Barry , an expert in the powers of the pensions regulator; and Andrew Barton, who specialises in insurance issues related to scheme de-risking projects. Madison Isted is an expert in advising insurers on pensions de-risking, while Stacey Yon is another key lawyer with knowledge across the pensions space.