Mr Andy Bates > Addleshaw Goddard > Leeds, England > Lawyer Profile

Addleshaw Goddard
3 SOVEREIGN SQUARE
SOVEREIGN STREET
LEEDS
LS1 4ER
England

Work Department

Business support and restructuring.

Position

Partner in the business support and restructuring team specialising in advising insolvency practitioners, financial institutions and other stakeholders on all legal matters arising out of corporate restructurings and insolvencies and all related aspects of underperforming or distressed corporates. Andy has significant experience in handling distressed property assets, be that development, investment or buy to let.

Career

Trained Addleshaw Goddard; qualified 2004; partner 2013.

Education

Bradford Grammar School; University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne (2001, LLB, 2:1); York College of Law (2002, LPC, Distinction).

Lawyer Rankings

Yorkshire and the Humber > Finance > Insolvency and corporate recovery

Addleshaw Goddard sits on the panels of a raft of major banks, while the firm also receives a high number of instructions from insolvency practitioners. The team has notable expertise in the legal and energy sectors, dealing with insolvent law firms and failing energy suppliers. Group co-head Andy Bates focuses on non-contentious bank work while fellow co-head Graham Briggs primarily handles transactional and advisory work alongside some contentious experience. Managing associate Emma Sadler excels in larger corporate transactions including accelerated M&As and administration sales, while Andrew Fordham, who joined in 2018 from Squire Patton Boggs, is a key contact for corporate banking, leveraged finance work and real estate finance.