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Name: Andrew Walker
Firm Name: Irwin Mitchell LLP
Country: England
Expertise: Insolvency & Restructuring Law

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Professional 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