Andrew Evans, Partner, Banking and Asset Finance
I am head of the firm's finance practice and have over thirty-six years' experience in banking and finance.
I am an expert in private banking and wealth management with over eighteen years' experience in this area. I act for leading investment banks and ultra high net worth individuals in all aspects of private banking and wealth management including the financing of corporate jets, yachts, trophy real estate, art work and share portfolios. The deals I advise on are normally international in nature, often involving up to five different jurisdictions on one transaction.
I am a specialist in receivables and asset based finance with over sixteen years' experience spent advising banks and financial institutions on secured lending in this field.
I also have a particular expertise in capital call lending to private equity houses and lending to professional partnerships, especially lawyers.
I have expertise in M&A and company reorganisations focusing on the financial services sector.
In addition, I have expertise in debt recovery and banks turn to me for pragmatic solutions to maximise recoveries from delinquent debtors and guarantors.
I regularly feature in Legal 500 and Chambers in sections on asset finance, trade finance and general finance. The Legal 500 describes me as 'commercial and fastidious' and 'diligent, tenacious and experienced' in its trade finance write-up. Chambers describes me as having an 'incredibly in-depth knowledge' of finance and adds that 'clients value the dedication and responsiveness of [my] approach'.
Chambers UK 2015 describes me as bringing "a lot of experience and knowledge" and that I am "always up to date on market practice and industry standards"
I have spoken widely at conferences and seminars and have written many briefing papers which can be found on our website. I regularly attend EBACE in Geneva and the Monaco Yacht show.
In my spare time I can be found walking in the countryside or driving my open top sports car.