Andrew Collins > Charles Russell Speechlys LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

Work Department

Financial services, private wealth; corporate.


Andrew specialises in corporate advice and transactional work for a wide variety of public and private companies. His experience includes corporate and corporate finance law, specialising in mergers and acquisitions (including public takeovers), share offerings, company reorganisations, financings, private equity and joint ventures. Many of his clients are in the financial services (including investment trusts) and property sectors. He is also particularly interested in family and owner-managed businesses, and is head of the firm’s business owners group under private wealth. Andrew is also joint head of the corporate governance team.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Corporate and commercial > Equity capital markets – small-mid cap

The ‘technically savvy and very knowledgeableCharles Russell Speechlys LLP ECM practice specialises in the property, oil and gas, financial services and technology sectors. The firm handles a range of matters, notably takeovers, and has longstanding relationships with advisers, brokers and AIM Market Nomads. Practice head Andrew Collins specialises in corporate advice and transactional work; his team includes Paul Arathoon, who acts on capital market transactions for issuers and brokers on the Main Market and AIM, including debt and other non-equity capital issuances.

London > Investment fund formation and management > Listed funds

At Charles Russell Speechlys LLP, lawyers provide a full service for institutional clients, including the portfolios of Fidelity. The team advises on fund structuring and establishments, bringing together experts in tax, regulatory law and corporate transactions; and often works closely with colleagues in Luxembourg and Switzerland, giving it coverage of the international listed funds space. The group is jointly led by ‘excellentVictoria Younghusband , a specialist in regulatory issues including market abuse; and David Hicks , who focuses on corporate financial services mandates. Andrew Collins ‘ public companies practice regularly dovetails with listed funds work.