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Addleshaw Goddard

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Andrew is a corporate partner, specialising in UK and international mergers and acquisitions and is also Head of our firm wide Retail & Consumer Sector Group.

He has been named in the Lawyer’s prestigious ‘Hot 100’ 2016 list for his work in advising retail and consumer clients on their strategic objectives in Europe and also for developing an Africa iPad app, which provides legal guidance on investing in Africa

His clients include Britvic, Diageo, Harper Collins, IAG/British Airways, McBride, Royal Mail Group, Sainsbury’s Supermarkets, Schwan Food Company, Tate & Lyle, Valmont and William Hill.

Recent transactions include advising:

  • Associated British Ports on the sale of its interest in Southampton Container Terminal to DP World
  • BA on various matters including its disposal of the BA Connect business to Flybe and the restructuring of the NATS shareholding arrangements
  • Britvic on its acquisition of Brazillian company Empresa Brasilerira de Bebidas e Alimentos (Ebba)
  • Diageo on transactions in various jurisdictions including the sale of Gleneagles, the formation and break up of various interlinked joint ventures with Heineken and Namibia Breweries in Southern Africa, the acquisition of Serengeti Breweries in Tanzania and the acquisition of Meta Abo Brewery in Ethiopia
  • Royal Mail Group on its online store launch on Alibaba’s emarketplace and acquisition of the e-courier business
  • Sainsbury’s Supermarkets on its Netto JV with Dansk Supermarket and the Mobile by Sainsbury’s JV with Vodafone (and various other matters)
  • Schwan’s Group on the divestment of its European business (including the Chicago Town pizza brand) to Dr. Oetker 
  • Tate & Lyle on the break up of its pan-European bulk ingredients joint venture with ADM
  • Various listed companies on governance and other projects in Kenya, Ghana and Nigeria 

He has also recently run in-market training programmes for in-house lawyers across Africa one of which won The Lawyer’s ‘Best Service Quality Innovation’ award 2016 and the other being recognised by the FT Innovation Awards as a key innovation and risk management tool for a major client.


Trained Theodore Goddard (now Addleshaw Goddard); qualified 1995; partner 2002.


Magdalen College School and The Skinners’ School; University of York (1990 English 2(1)); The College of Law (1993 CPE and LSF).


Cricket, golf, cinema.