Erskine Chambers

Andrew Thornton QC

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Practice Areas

Andrew is involved in most of the leading public company M&A transactions undertaken in the UK. In particular, Andrew advised on 40-50 listed company acquisitions per annum, as well as advising on other corporate transactions including mergers under the Companies (Cross-border Merger) Regulations 2007, insurance and banking transfers under Part VII of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 and reductions of capital under the Companies Act 2006. In addition, Andrew advises on numerous non-public transactions each year.

M&A transactions on which Andrew was counsel in the last 12 months include: Flybe Group Plc, Inmarsat Plc, Merlin Entertainments Plc, Cobham Plc, Sirius Minerals Plc, Sanderson Group Plc, Greene King Plc, Sophos Group Plc, Moss Bros Group Plc, Carpetright Plc, Hastings Group Plc, Smith & Williamson, Rockrose Energy Plc, Share Plc, Catalis Plc, Miton Group Plc, Elegent Hotels Group Plc, Haynes Publishing Group Plc, Cello Health Plc, Be Heard Group Plc, Castleton Technologies Plc, Hansteen Holdings plc and Daejan Holdings plc.

Andrew is also the Founder of, the leading corporate law knowledge publisher used by over 75% of the leading UK corporate law firms.


Called Lincoln’s Inn 1994.

Professional Memberships

COMBAR, Chancery Bar Association.


Contributor to and Buckley on the Companies Acts. Consultant editor on Freshfields’ Schemes of Arrangement: Law and Practice.