Andrew has significant experience in and is recognised both locally and internationally for investment and finance transactions across all entity types. Andrew has specialist experience in the structuring and establishment of open and closed-ended investment funds and the credit and structured finance products related to them. In particular he has built an enviable reputation in his core expertise of private equity fund formation having advised a range of global investment houses as well as new managers on fund establishment, investment structuring, asset acquisitions and disposals and regulatory issues. Andrew's banking and finance expertise compliments his investment funds core practice and covers a range of credit types including capital call facilities, leveraged financing and asset finance. He has acted for global banking institutions and alternative credit providers as well as institutional borrowers.
Andrew is instructed by leading UK, European and international law firms and financial institutions, and is recognised by global legal directories and publications.
As a qualified British Virgin Islands lawyer Andrew also advises on the above in relation to British Virgin Islands law from his base in Guernsey.
On admission as an Attorney at Law of the Supreme Court of Trinidad and Tobago in 1995, Andrew took tenancy in chambers before moving to a well-established local firm of attorneys. In 1997, he moved to the British Virgin Islands (BVI) to join Farrara George-Creque & Kerins and was admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court. He then spent two years with KPMG in the BVI as in-house counsel for the firm’s trust companies. Andrew joined Carey Olsen in 2000 and was admitted as a Solicitor of England and Wales in 2002. He was called to the Guernsey Bar in 2004 and made a partner in 2005.