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About Andrew

Andrew has 25 years experience working as a property investment lawyer in the pre eminent real estate practices in Western Europe. He has extensive experience of all aspects of high value commercial and residential transactions, acting for clients ranging from major UK property companies and pan -European lenders to ultra high net worth offshore investors. He specialises in all aspects of the acquisition, development, financing, management and disposal of high value commercial and residential properties, advising clients at a strategic as well as transactional level. He also has extensive experience of tax mitigating structures and has established and coordinated the real estate strategy on multi-jurisdictional corporate transactions worth up to £1billion each.

Recent Experience

  • advising an off shore investor on the £150 million refinancing of a flagship West End office and retail complex
  • advising a UK investor on the purchase, management and subsequent disposal of a portfolio of office and health care properties in Central London worth in excess of £25 million
  • acting for a major international professional services corporation on the sale and leaseback of its Central London HQ
  • representing an offshore investor on the high value letting campaign in a major West End office block
  • representing a landlord in opposing the statutory renewal of a lease of a well known City public house
  • representing the landlord on a high value  – £4 million per annum plus – contested Oxford Street retail rent review
  • acting for an offshore investor on the disposal of a £50 million Chelsea town house for redevelopment
  • disposing of a £24 million City office building for a UK property company, exchanging contracts within 24 hours of being instructed

Professional Memberships

Law Society of England and Wales

Career Experience

2017 to present: Partner, Winckworth Sherwood

2009 to 2017: Head of Real Estate, Rosenblatt Solicitors

2002 to 2008: Partner, Nabarro LLP

1995 to 2002: Associate and then Senior Associate, Linklaters

1990 to 1995: Trainee Solicitor and then Solicitor, Titmuss Sainer & Webb (now Dechert)

Upcoming Events

Tuesday 10th - Friday 13th March 2020

MIPIM 2020

We are delighted to be attending MIPIM 2020, the leading real estate event for property professionals. Our team will be in Cannes and will be delighted to meet up with you. Meet the team If you are attending MIPIM and …

Palais des Festivals,. Cannes, France


Wednesday 25th - Thursday 26th March 2020

Total Housing 2020

Representatives from all our real estate specialisms will be in Brighton. This includes construction, planning, social housing and development. Please contact us if you are intested in meeting us during the conference. Please contact events@wslaw.co.uk for more information.

Brighton Hilton Metropole, Kings Road . Brighton BN1 2FE


Thursday 27th February 2020

Build To Rent Forum 2020

We are delighted to be involved with the BTR Forum again in 2020. This is an authoritative one-day event that brings together private and public sector leaders and key stakeholders to debate and exchange ideas. This year’s theme is ‘Build …

155 Bishopsgate Conference Centre. London EC2M 3YD


Speakers: Karen Cooksley