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Addleshaw Goddard

EXCHANGE TOWER, 19 CANNING STREET, EDINBURGH, EH3 8EH, SCOTLAND
Tel:
Work 0131 228 2400
Fax:
Fax 0131 222 9800
DX:
ED27 EDINBURGH
Email:
Web:
www.addleshawgoddard.com

Andrew Walker

Tel:
Work 0131 222 9804
Email:
Addleshaw Goddard

Work Department

Corporate and commercial.

Position

Andrew is very experienced in general transactional corporate work, including acquisitions, disposals, buyouts and equity investments, and commercial contracts of a wide variety. He also has significant experience advising on intellectual property matters, particularly in the context of deals or commercial contracts, and UK and EU competition law issues. Andrew has a specific interest in assisting high-growth business, often but not exclusively in the technology and food and drink sectors. He has been a key adviser for many years to a global leading provider of wrap platforms for financial and wealth management markets, supporting their national and global growth. Andrew is a Notary Public and Writer to the Signet

Career

Trained Bird Semple Fyfe, Ireland; qualified 1994; stagiaire European Commission, Brussels 1994-95; associate lawyer Coudert Brother, Brussels 1995-96; assistant lawyer Dickson Minto W.S., Edinburgh 1996-97; assistant lawyer then associate HBJ Gateley 1997-2002, partner 2002 to date.

Languages

French.

Member

Law Society of Scotland; Merchant Company of Edinburgh; board member Leith Chamber of Commerce.

Education

George Watson’s College, Edinburgh; University of Aberdeen (LLB Hons with options in French); University of Edinburgh (DipLP); College of Europe, Bruges (Masters in European Legal Studies).


London: Corporate and commercial

Private equity: transactions

Within: Private equity: transactions

In 2017, Addleshaw Goddard underscored its market-leading reputation for mid-cap private equity transactions by handling a significant number of high-end mandates for some of the most active midmarket private equity houses. A three-partner team including Mike Hinchliffe, Marc Field and William James acted for ECI in its investment in a minority stake in analytics and technology company Media iQ. The firm also undertook a significant amount of work for LDC, such as its buyouts of Chargepoint and Fishawack; the key advisers on these deals were Paul Medlicott, and managing associates George Danczak, Katie Parker and Rabia Burton. The firm also excels in larger transactions (above £500m); Andrew Green and associate Ben Heywood advised Inflexion on its £800m investment in Radius Payments Solutions. It also has a strong profile acting for management teams in similar large deals. Following its merger with Scottish firm HBJ Gateley in 2017, the firm now counts on the experience of David Kirchin Murray Jack, Andrew Ley and Andrew Walker. Yunus Seedat heads up the national team, which was strengthened by the arrival of Peter Wood from Pinsent Masons LLP, and also includes Nathan Pearce and Graham Cross. Andrew Carpenter joined DWF.

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London: Projects, energy and natural resources

Water

Within: Water

Known for its 'great response times, highly-tailored and relevant sector advice, and very impressive industry knowledge', the water team at Addleshaw Goddard represents clients such as United Utilities, Danaher and several leading UK water companies. Edinburgh's Andrew Walker recently handled Castle Water's acquisition of the entire issued share capital of non-domestic water retailer Cobalt Water, and 'very impressive advisor' Rona Bar-Isaac assisted a key market player with regulatory mandates in the context of retail and antitrust issues. David Shaw is a utilities expert and recently oversaw proposed variations to abstraction licenses on behalf of a UK water company. Richard Goodfellow heads the firm's energy and utilities group and is also a key name to note.

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