With more than 30 years of experience, Andrew is highly experienced in the areas of corporate finance, property transactions, property finance and Australian financial services laws.
Andrew’s two specialist areas are:
Property-corporate transactions where he acts on direct real estate acquisitions and sales, property joint ventures and debt financings. This includes the establishment of the relevant acquisition or joint venture vehicles and related stamp duty advice.
Australian financial services law advice to funds managers and other financial services licensees. He acts for a number of funds managers in fund establishment, capital raisings, financial services law compliance and Australian Financial Services Licence applications and variations.
Andrew also acts for a number of business clients who he advises on their day-to-day business needs, as well as larger issues and transactions.
Many clients come to Andrew for his ability ‘to get things done’ and Andrew often finds that his role is as a facilitator for his client’s desired outcomes.
Prior to joining Cowell Clarke, he was a partner-director in two other law firms.
Real property transactions
Capital raising for corporations and managed funds
Corporations Act issues
Company and business acquisitions and disposals
Joint ventures and partnerships
Acted for 360 Capital Group in establishing the 360 Capital Private Credit Fund, a wholesale multi-class contributory mortgage lending fund. The Fund structure allows investors to have dedicated exposure to particular loans.
Acted for Argus Property Partners in a replacement of trustee and investment manager, equity raising and debt refinancing for the Wodonga Plaza Trust, which owns the Wodonga Plaza Shopping Centre in Victoria. The transaction included a redemption offer for existing investors and a re-setting of the fees applicable to the ongoing Trust management and operations as well as obtaining applicable stamp duty exemptions.
Acted for Abadeen Property Group in acquiring multiple development sites across NSW and Queensland, including equity and debt funding and construction contract negotiations.
Acted for IPM Property Group in its fund establishment and property acquisitions across multiple funds and properties throughout Sydney.
Acted for CK Group in negotiating and securing various development sites around Australia and structuring and negotiating take-out parties or joint ventures for particular sites.
Acted for East Sydney Private Hospital in its joint venture acquisition by Medibank Private.
Acted for SMS Healthcare in its ‘roll up’ acquisition of numerous healthcare professional practices.