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Andrew is a London based corporate and commercial solicitor with considerable experience advising clients on a wide range of transactional matters including cross border and domestic mergers and acquisitions, venture capital transactions and corporate finance.Furthermore, Andrew is experienced in commercial matters including shareholders’ agreements, JVs, partnership agreements and advice related to contracts. Andrew is a member of Sherrards’ International Services division, and has a particular interest in helping UK clients to do business in Taiwan, and in helping Taiwanese clients access the UK and Europe. Andrew spearheads the firm’s corporate membership of the British Chamber of Commerce in Taipei.

Global Round Table Highlights Uncertainty in M&A Environment but Provides Reasons to be Optimistic

A recent international round table discussion focused on mergers and acquisitions involved members of Alliott Group’s Corporate Finance / M&A Group and explored reasons for the decline in overall deal volume in 2016, trends in the market and the impact of reforms and regulations implemented at national and international levels.  23 November 2016, London, Participants …

Global Round Table Highlights Uncertainty in M&A Environment but Provides Reasons to be Optimistic

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Sherrards Solicitors meets the Taipei British Chamber of Commerce

Paul Marmor and Andrew Cooke of Sherrards recently met with Heidi Gallant and Wendy Shieh of the BCCT at the English Speaking Union to discuss international trade opportunities between UK and Taiwan businesses.  Sherrards has recently joined the BCCT as its first overseas member.   Heidi Gallant commented: “There are huge opportunities for UK businesses …

Sherrards Solicitors meets the Taipei British Chamber of Commerce

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Need help in Taiwan? Give us a call

While you may think of us as a just London and St Albans law firm, there is in fact much more to us than meets the eye! Without wanting to blow our trumpet too loudly, we have broadened our horizons in recent years to become one of the UK’s most capable international law firms, even …

Need help in Taiwan? Give us a call

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China and UK develop closer links through Sherrards and Lee & Lee

One of our London based corporate lawyers, Andrew Cooke, recently met Ken Lee, the senior partner of Lee & Lee (a Beijing accountancy firm who helped Sherrards write our Chinese pages) at Alliott Group’s Regional Meeting in Rome. Sherrards is a member of Alliott Group, one of the world’s leading alliances of independent law and accountancy firms. Andrew …

China and UK develop closer links through Sherrards and Lee & Lee

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Sherrards corporate and property lawyers advise on sale of Pizza Hut franchise

Sherrards has been advising its client KMP Taste Limited, one of the largest pizza franchises in the UK, on the sale of its entire issued share capital to Zaf Holdings Limited. With 28 Pizza Hut stores and over 500 employees within the business in the UK, the deal required a large team of property and …

Sherrards corporate and property lawyers advise on sale of Pizza Hut franchise

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Sherrards helps secure majority share in Hevey Building Supplies Limited for Lords Group

Andrew Cooke and the Sherrards corporate team have recently acted for long standing client, Lords Builders Merchants on the acquisition of the majority share capital in Hevey Building Supplies from its retiring owner, Neil Hemmington. Established in 2001, Northampton based Hevey Building Supplies is a leading independent builders merchant and the first in Northamptonshire to …

Sherrards helps secure majority share in Hevey Building Supplies Limited for Lords Group

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Menzies Distribution ‘goes green’ and buys Gnewt Cargo

Sherrards’ corporate team has acted for the founders of its long-standing client, Gnewt Cargo, on the sale of their shares to Menzies Distribution.  Founded in 2008, the Gnewt fleet provides final-mile delivery services in central London for retailers, e-retailers and parcel carriers such as Hermes and TNT.  Menzies Distribution bought Gnewt Cargo as part of …

Menzies Distribution ‘goes green’ and buys Gnewt Cargo

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