Andrew Platt helps clients to get the best advice on corporate transactions and company law.
He's a highly experienced professional support lawyer, responsible for ensuring that our corporate team has the knowhow, training and other resources they need to deliver great results for clients by getting the job done on time, on budget and with all loose ends tied down. Andrew is able to "think outside the box" and helps to provide novel and practical solutions to complex legal issues.
Andrew spent more than 15 years working as a deal lawyer, so has a good understanding both of client demands and of the pressures facing transactional lawyers. Corporate law feeds indirectly into a lot of what our clients do, for example where pension schemes have corporate trustees, or where real estate assets are held by corporate vehicles. Andrew enjoys helping colleagues from other specialisms navigate their clients through the less familiar world of company law.
Andrew is a contributor to "Practical Commercial Precedents" (Sweet & Maxwell) in relation to private company M&A documents.
When clients commented that briefings Andrew had written on the Companies Act 2006 were not only helpful but more practical in application than those that they had seen from other firms (including Magic Circle firms).
Whenever a lawyer who is under pressure to deliver to a client says "Thanks, that's really helpful" or "That's saved me so much time".
When a lawyer from another group described a complex suite of interlinking documents Andrew had produced as "a thing of beauty" (maybe that person needs to get out more...!).
Andrew's primary clients are our corporate lawyers and lawyers from other teams who need help dealing with corporate issues for their own clients.