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Andrew Walker

Partner

Biography

Andrew specialises exclusively in turnaround and insolvency matters; including advising banks, asset based lenders, boards of directors, insolvency practitioners, debtors and other creditors on all matters arising where insolvency is likely unless action is taken by restructuring or where a formal insolvency is imminent or has occurred.

Recent highlights:

  • Acted for a client in purchasing the business and assets of a producer of confectionary in Bradford. Our team advised on the sale and purchase agreement and various licences to occupy the properties.
  • Advised international total facilities management provider, OCS Group, on a major restructuring deal which saved more than 500 jobs at EDS Group.
  • Advised on the CVA of Travel Lodge including the application of the vertical and horizontal tests.
  • Advised on the security concerned in a Debt Purchase of £350m involving prime real estate in the City.

Market view:

Sources say "He is very good and he's been in the Leeds market a long time. A clever guy and a good tactician" - Chambers & Partners 2017 

"Andrew Walker is active on both contentious and non-contentious restructuring and insolvency matters." - Chambers & Partners 2016

Andrew Walker has "superior knowledge." - Legal 500 2014

Clients describe him as "very able" and "technically good." - Chambers & Partners 2014

Practice head Andrew Walker gives "sound legal advice underpinned by commercial knowledge." - Legal 500 2013


Read My Comments On The Latest News

  • 10/08/2017
    Administrators Secure Successful Sale Of Altec Engineering Limited

    “Safeguarding so many jobs is a great result and we are delighted and proud to have worked on this deal. The timeframe for completion was very tight, but the experience and expertise of both our team and that of RSM’s ensured that a speedy resolution and positive outcome was achieved.”

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  • 18/07/2017
    Leeds' Economy Has Grown Faster Than London Since Northern Powerhouse Launch

    “The results of this study are on the whole encouraging, particularly as it shows that Leeds is benefitting from a number of high growth industries including healthcare and medical technologies, edtech and game development. “The city is home to large digital companies such as NHS Digital, Rockstar Games, and houses Sky’s Betting, Gaming, and Technology enterprises and in order to make sure the city continues to thrive, it’s crucial that these industries are allowed to flourish.”

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  • 16/01/2017
    Leeds' Economy Expected To Grow By £184m In 2017

    “Leeds performed strongly in the three months following the referendum result but we expect the continually unfolding political events to impact on growth over the next 12 months. “Challenges do however bring opportunities and exporters in West Yorkshire are taking advantage of their hedged import costs compared to forex rates. Also, the Government’s pledge of £15m to support Northern Powerhouse trade missions and £7m to establish a Northern Powerhouse Investment Taskforce is a huge step in the right direction and will help ensure the economy is firing on all cylinders in a post-Brexit Britain.”

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  • 12/01/2015
    WP Eglin Brand Name And Intellectual Property Rights Sold

    WP Eglin is a well-established contract furniture business and despite having a strong reputation across a number of sectors, it has faced some tough trading conditions recently. This was a complex deal, but we are delighted that it has completed successfully and in doing so, kept the brand alive.”

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