Andrew Jolly > Slaughter and May > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Slaughter and May

Living Wage

Work Department

Corporate and commercial; mergers and acquisitions; capital markets; sport.


Partner specialising in a broad range of corporate and corporate finance work. His practice consists principally of acting for corporate clients on domestic and international corporate finance and M&A transactions, including acquisitions and disposals, mergers and public takeovers, equity capital markets transactions, joint ventures and restructurings. He also advises corporate clients generally on day-to-day company law and corporate governance matters and is listed in ‘Who’s Who Legal 2011’ for his work on corporate governance. Andrew is head of the sports law group at Slaughter and May, counting football as a specialist area.


Trained Slaughter and May; qualified 1999; associate 1999-2006; partner 2006.


Ellesmere Port Catholic High School; Trinity College, Oxford (1995 Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) degree, 2(1)); College of Law, Guildford (1996 CPE – Distinction; 1997 LPC-Distinction).


Sport, in particular football and cricket; spending time with family.

Lawyer Rankings

London > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Sport

Slaughter and May‘s multi-disciplinary sports team stand out for its work on stadium construction and finance matters for Premier League clubs and event hosts, including the Birmingham Commonwealth Games and Arsenal FC. The magic circle firm is a go-to firm for big-ticket corporate transactions – it advised US businessman Shahid Khan on his bid for Wembley Stadium – while also handling other commercial matters such as media distribution deals, partnership and sponsorship agreements. The team’s work for football clubs also covers governance work, employment matters and ‘bet the company’ disputes. Practice head Andrew Jolly regularly handles major transactions as well as corporate governance reviews.