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Bird & Bird LLP
15 Fetter Lane
United Kingdom
+44 20 7415 6098
+44 20 7415 6111
Hallgarth, Andrew
Bird & Bird LLP – Partner |
Winner – Banking, United Kingdom
What clients said
“Andrew’s advice, negotiation and drafting skills
are superb. He is my first port of call when I need
to appoint an outside counsel.”
“His speed at turning around documents is
unsurpassed by any other lawyer that I have
dealt with.”
“Andrew is always able to provide a solution,
even in the darkest hours of a deal.”
“Mr Hallgarth is incredibly hardworking,
responsive and accurate. We will continue
to use him extensively on projects.”
Andrew Hallgarth and his colleagues at Bird & Bird’s international
financial services sector group are committed to providing a
responsive, partner-led service to those involved in financial
services and banking.
Project and acquisition finance work is a particular focus
for Mr Hallgarth. He has extensive experience and expertise
in the preparation and negotiation of loan, security and equity
documentation, project agreements, concession and licence
contracts, collateral warranties, direct agreements and off-take
In addition to his commercial banking work, Mr Hallgarth
advises several international development banks in connection
with a wide range of transactions, including senior and
mezzanine debt for projects and acquisitions, financing to
promote small and medium-sized enterprise lending, risk
investments, funds and restructuring. His work in emerging
markets involves many sectors, such as agriculture, banking,
energy, manufacturing, real estate and telecoms. Mr Hallgarth
has close working relationships with lawyers in emerging
markets that make it possible to process efficiently and rapidly
complex transactions in challenging jurisdictions.
Mr Hallgarth also undertakes offshore structured finance
work for banks and non-bank lenders. Clients value his ability
to assimilate the parties’ goals and to create and implement
structures which achieve the optimal balance between
commercial objectives and minimal lender risk. Mr Hallgarth’s
work on Islamic finance transactions similarly requires sensitive
management of potential tensions between finance-provider
risk and the principles of Islamic law.
Mr Hallgarth works closely with the firm’s aviation group on
the acquisition and refinancing of aircraft and with colleagues
in The Hague on ship finance.