Bio

Andrew is Counsel within the Corporate department in the Isle of Man. His commercial law experience in private practice covers the growth of the Isle of Man as a jurisdiction of choice for high-value banking and asset finance transactions, particularly aircraft.

He also has considerable experience in contentious and non-contentious insolvency.

In addition to his continued involvement in offshore restructuring and insolvency law, Andrew oversees aircraft finance work and in particular the provision of legal services to the burgeoning business jet sector founded on the Island’s aircraft register. Andrew contributes the Isle of Man chapter in Aircraft Finance: Registration, Security and Enforcement, a Sweet and Maxwell publication.

Before joining the firm in December 2007 as a consultant, Andrew was a legislative draftsman for HM Attorney General’s Chambers. Until 2000, he was a partner in the corporate department of another major offshore firm.

 

Expertise:

 

Recent highlights have included:

  • Advising on implementation of Cape Town Convention in the Isle of Man.
  • Advising on “grey chartering” abuse of Isle of Man aviation laws.
  • Advising on transition from court recognized UK administration to Manx creditors’ voluntary winding-up.
  • Advising on enforcement of aircraft mortgage and lex situs issues.
  • Advising on enforceability of prime brokerage terms and collateral support.
  • Reviewing and advising on all offshore facility and security documents for major bank.
  • Advising on cash pooling and set off for an American bank.

 

Education:

 

University of Durham (England)