Andrew is known as much for his frank and practical approach as the results he achieves. An M&A, securities transactions and corporate governance specialist, he has the technical expertise to back up his track record. Andrew has a 20 year reputation for delivering high quality results in ground breaking transactions.
From 1998 to 2001 he was the Chief of Staff for the Hon. Joe Hockey MP, then Minister for Financial Services & Regulation. He is both a current and former member of the Takeovers Panel.
His experience includes significant resources, infrastructure and property transactions. He acted for Yanzhou Coal Mining Company in its $3.5 billion takeover of Felix Resources, the largest successful acquisition by a Chinese company in the Australian coal sector and one of the largest completed deals in Australia in that year. Andrew advises corporate clients in all aspects of mergers and acquisitions and corporate governance, as well as contested and negotiated takeovers, fundraising and corporate and securities law matters. He has an acknowledged expertise in real estate, infrastructure, energy and resources and media having advised many players in these sectors. Andrew’s primary focus has been mergers and acquisitions, particularly public company takeovers and schemes of arrangement.