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Andrew Lindsay


Andrew is well known in the corporate world and joined Lupton Fawcett as a Partner in May 2011. He is a legal adviser to a large number of businesses and companies across the region and in the UK generally.

Much of Andrew's work involves negotiating the acquisition or 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; he is a previous chairman of the Mergers & Acquisitions division of Geneva Group International ("GGI").  GGI is one of the top 10 global, multi-disciplinary networks of lawyers, accountants and management consultants. He has also acted for several major USA and European companies acquiring UK businesses, as well as advising on the sale of a number of UK companies to overseas purchasers.

Andrew is a former Chairman of the West & North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce. He is frequently quoted in the business pages of the Business Desk, The Insider and the Yorkshire Post and has also been a contributor to the Economist. Andrew presents seminars to clients and other members of the business community on a variety of corporate legal issues.


Advised the Harrington Group on their disposal of the UK's leading independent crane business for an eight figure sum to Wolffkran. A.G

Advised major US based corporate, Federal-Mogul, with global revenues in excess of $6.5billion US, on the disposal of its UK Camshaft Castings business. 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 Fortune 500 corporation on the terms of its acquisition of a leading Yorkshire based employer for in excess of £10m.  Advised the shareholders on the sale of a substantial UK-based chemicals business, with attendant environmental issues, for a significant eight figure sum.

Represented the shareholders of a major Yorkshire based chemicals business to an Italian purchaser for a large seven figure sum.

Acted for the shareholders of SEP, the UK's leading car park management company, to a publicly quoted company.

Advised the owners of household names in the franchise industry on a number of aquisitions and disposals.

Handled the complex sale of a major UK-based tower crane business, to a Middle Eastern purchaser.

Acted on the disposal of a major UK hoists business to a Dutch buyer.

Represented the Leeds, York and North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce on its merger with Bradford Chamber to become the West & North Yorkshire Chanmber of Commerce.

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
  • 2012 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 Lindsay was on the other side of a major transaction from me, whereby he was representing the shareholders of HTC Plant Limited, a substantial  UK based tower crane business which Wolffkran acquired for an eight figure sum. I was impressed with Andrew’s dedication, skill and composure under pressure, in getting an extremely complex transaction over the line with a minimum of fuss and great professionalism. Dr Peter Schiefer, CEO of HTCWolffkran

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 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 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

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 2005 and 2007; he was appointed Chairman of the Leeds, York and North Yorkshire Chamber in 2012 and served as Chair of the West and North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce until September 2015.

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