Andrew Blankfield, Partner, Corporate
I am head of the corporate group at Fieldfisher and have been advising clients on M&A, joint ventures and fundraisings for over 25 years.
I act for companies in sectors as varied as gold mining and insurance but the majority of my work is in telecoms, media and technology. I represent broadcasters, production companies, network operators and software and services companies.
I have handled numerous acquisitions and disposals of businesses associated with broadcasting infrastructure and content and I have a particular expertise in complex multi-party joint ventures. In 2010 I led the firm's team advising on the structuring of the YouView IPTV venture, acting for the shareholder consortium comprising the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, BT, TalkTalk and Arqiva.
We won 'TMT Team of the Year' at the 2011 Legal Business Awards for our work on this project.
I have been consistently listed as a key individual for mid-market corporate/M&A in the Chambers directory, and in the 2011 Legal 500 I was described as 'one of the top corporate partners in London'.
Chambers UK 2015 describes me as "excellent" and "very professional and very thorough"
Outside the office, I am involved in a number of musical and educational charities, and I am an active pianist and conductor.