Expertise

Andrew works in the Oman office in the banking and project finance practice. Andrew is an experienced banking and finance lawyer who has vast experience across real estate finance, leveraged and acquisition finance, corporate finance, project finance, construction and development finance, asset finance, derivatives, securitisation and debt and equity capital markets transactions.

Prior to joining Addleshaw Goddard, Andrew worked for leading law firms and investment banks in Sydney and London.

Andrew has advised:

  • the lender syndicate regarding the Qurayyat Desalination Independent Water Project in Oman
  • the borrower group regarding the leveraged management buy-out of one of Oman's largest investment groups
  • the Mandated Lead Arrangers and Bookrunners to the syndicate project financing the USD 825 million for the Shadeed Iron and Steel Company LLC existing operations and expansion project and structuring and perfecting the security sharing arrangements between term loan lenders and working capital banks in Oman
  • the Mandated Lead Arrangers to the syndicate of conventional and Islamic financiers to the project financing of the construction and operations of a steel manufacturing facility at Sohar Oman and structuring and perfecting the security sharing arrangements between conventional lenders and Islamic financiers 
  • the lenders on the USD 70 million refinance of the Action Hotels Group in connection with its 3 hotels, Holiday Inn Seeb, Ibis Muscat and Mercure Sohar hotels, in Oman and associated security package
  • the lenders on the OMR 65 million construction financing for the Pall Mall development and associated security package
  • the Ministry of Defence Pension Fund for the USD 53 million construction development finance facility for the Anantara Jebel Akdhar Resort and Spa and associated security package
  • Salalah Methanol Company LLC for the US$ 728 million facilities to finance 2 downstream gas projects, an ammonia plant and a methanol plant production facility in the Salalah Free Zone
  • the syndicate of financiers providing US$ 640 million facilities to Salalah Liquid Petroleum Gas Company for the financing of a Liquid Petroleum Gas extraction plant and related pipeline infrastructure, LPG storage and jetty facilities in the Salalah Free Zone
  • Electricity Holding Company SAOC and its subsidiaries under 4 stand-alone unsecured facility agreements totalling US$ 325 million and acting on the derivate aspects of the transactions, which included negotiating the ISDA agreements, long-form confirmations and ISDA novation agreements

Education

  • Year qualified: 2008 (Law Society of New South Wales, Australia)
  • Australian National University, LLB (Hons)
  • Australian National University, Bachelor of Economics