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About Andy Robinson

Andy is a senior associate in our London corporate financial institutions group.

He has experience in domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, corporate restructurings and other corporate advisory work for a range of clients, although his focus is on the insurance, banking and asset management sectors.

During his time at Freshfields, Andy has been seconded to the in-house legal team of two major retail/investment banks where he focused on private and public M&A transactions.

In addition to his transactional work, Andy leads the firm's insurtech committee and has contributed to a number of articles in this space. 

Recent work

  • Advising Tesco plc on the $10.6bn sale of its Asian business 
  • Advising the sponsors to M&G plc and Prudential plc in connection with the M&G plc demerger
  • Advising the London Stock Exchange on its acquisition of Refinitiv 
  • Advising Fuller, Smith & Turner PLC on the disposal of its beer business to Asahi 
  • Advising ReAssure on the acquisition of L&G's mature savings business 
  • Advising Zurich Assurance on the disposal of its £1.2bn UK annuities portfolio to Rothesay Life.
  • Advising a global systemically important bank (G-SIB) on proposals for a major internal group reorganisation of its European business, including consideration of cross-border merger and Part VII transfer issues.
  • Advising a number of UK financial institutions on their Brexit stategies.
  • Advising Barclays Bank on the disposal of its UK and offshore trust businesses, including a pre-sale reorganisation Part VII transfer.
  • Advising Sompo Japan on the acquisition of Canopius Group, the major Lloyd’s insurance group.