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Andrew Lindsay

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Andrew Lindsay

Director

Andrew is well known in the corporate world. He joined Lupton Fawcett as a Director in May 2011 and became Head of the Corporate Department in April 2012. He is a legal adviser to a large number of businesses and companies across Yorkshire and the North of England.

Much of Andrew's work involves negotiating the acquisition and sale of companies and businesses, advising shareholders and directors and dealing with complex commercial matters. He also advises on banking, securities and environmental issues.

There is an international aspect to Andrew's work, where he chaired the Mergers & Acquistions division of Geneva Group International ("GGI") between 2005 and 2010. GGI is one of the top 10 global, multi-disciplinary networks of lawyers, accountants and management consultants.

He is also extremely experienced in the renewable energy sector, having advised on, and negotiated the terms of planning approvals and consents on behalf of various high profile businesses. He brings a level of experience and imagination to the settlement of complex negotiations in this area.

In his capacity as Chairman of the West and North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce, Andrew is variously quoted in the business pages of the Business Desk, the Yorkshire Post and the Economist, and he presents seminars to clients and other members of the business community on a variety of commercial legal subjects.


Deals

Advised Sheffield based HTC Plant Limited and the Harrington Group on their acquisition of a major crane hire business from Kier Group plc, whilst negotiating a substantial credit facility from a Middle Eastern bank. The acquisition involved various environmental issues, and cemented HTC's position as market leader in the crane hire sector.

Advised major US based corporate, Federal-Mogul, with global revenues in excess of $6.5billion US, on its disposal of its UK business Camshaft Castings. Andrew headed up negotiations for Federal-Mogul and led a multi-disciplinry team of lawyers from the firm's Corporate, Tax, Property, Employment, Environmental and Intellectual Property Departments.

Advised a major US corpoation on the terms of an acquisition of a leading Yorkshire based employer for in excess of £10m and seperately advised the shareholders of a substantial UK chemical business, with attendant environmental issues for a significant eight figure sum.

Acted for Empowering Wind MFC Limited in relation to the settlement of complex planning issues which will enable Middlesbrough Fooball Club to become the first football club in the UK to become completely sustainable in electricity usage.

Career Milestones

  • 2005 President of the York & North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce
  • 2005 Appointed Head of Mergers & Acquisitions in Geneva Group International
  • 2011 Joined Lupton Fawcett LLP
  • 2012 Became Head of Corporate Finance
  • 2013 Appointed Chair of the Leeds, York & North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce
  • 2014 Appointed Chair of West & North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce

What others say:

Andrew provided us with excellent legal advice and brought a commercial view to what was a complex legal transaction. He understood our objectives and worked extremely hard to help us achieve them. I would not hesitate to recommend his services to others. - Duncan Salt, Director, HTC Plant Limited

Andrew and his colleagues at Lupton Fawcett Denison Till were accessible and they provided us with excellent advice throughout the cross-border transaction. We would recommend the services of Andrew and his team to others. - Andrea Pappagallo, Vice President, Federal-Mogul Inc.

I was delighted with the advice and support which Andrew Lindsay, Head of Corporate Finance at Lupton Fawcett Denison Till and his colleagues provided throughout this transaction. They clearly understood the process and were pragmatic and proactive in their approach. I would certainly recommend them. - Tony Denton, Director, Batchelors of Ripon

Andrew's involvement in the negotiations helped us secure a very beneficial outcome for both Empowering Wind MFC Limited and Middlesbrough FC. - Paul Millinder, Managing Director, Empowering Wind MFC Limited

 

Professional Societies

  • Member of the Yorkshire Law Society
  • York Ebor 41 Club

When not at work

Andrew has two children and with what spare time he has he enjoys fly fishing (unsuccessfully), playing golf (badly), and wasting occasional Saturday afternoons playing cricket (disastrously). He is also an eternally optimistic, but regularly disappointed, supporter of Middlesbrough Football Club.

Andrew served as President of the York & North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce and Industry between 2004 and 2006 and is currently Chairman of the Leeds, York and North Yorkshire Chamber.