Qualifying at a Magic Circle firm, Andrew has spent time working in banks and commerce industry which has given him an insight into the everyday challenges faced by companies in all stages of their growth and development.
Most of his career has been working on international infrastructure projects particularly in Africa; a water treatment plant in Sudan, a floating storage and LNG regassification unit in Benin, an undersea gas pipeline between Ghana and Nigeria, a rail tunnel under the English Channel and palm oil plantations in Indonesia to name but a few. All of these projects have been financed with World Bank and other multilateral and bilateral development finance institutions whose working practices he knows very well. He has also worked with the equity providers arranging credit enhancement for off takers and the taking of security over project assets and with EPC contractors to ensure their contracts are bankable.
Apart form the project work, he has also set up and managed an advisory boutique structuring and raising finance for infrastructure projects and a specialist fund providing equity investments for infrastructure projects in challenging places. He also runs a hedge fund.
Andrew’s core specialist areas include :-