Andrew J. Wilkinson


Andrew J. Wilkinson
Andrew is a partner in the European Restructuring team. He has over 30 years restructuring experience as a lawyer, and then as a banker.

Before joining Weil, Andrew was European Head and co-Head of Restructuring at Goldman Sachs.

Andrew is described by Legal 500 UK 2014 as a “star restructuring lawyer” and was featured as “Lawyer of the Week” by The Times in October 2015. He has been part of the team recognised by the following awards: The Lawyer 2014 “Restructuring Team of the Year”,  Euromoney 2011 “Best Corporate Restructuring House”, Dealogic 2012 “Restructuring team of the year”, and Banker 2012 “Mouchel Restructuring of the Year”, and various awards for SIV restructurings including “Euromoney Deal of the Year”. Prior to joining Goldman Sachs, Andrew was named “Legal Business Lawyer of the Year 2002”.

His experience includes many significant public, creditors and private company restructurings across Europe, representing debtors on major restructurings, working on securitisations and structured deals, financial institution restructurings and insolvencies, and advising government bodies and financial institutions. He pioneered the use of schemes of arrangement for high yield bond restructurings in Europe.

Andrew sets up and teaches a post-graduate LLM module on financial restructuring at UCL where he is a Visiting Professor.

Experience whilst at his previous firms includes:

  • Monier GmbH, the largest LBO restructuring in the current cycle
  • Technicolor, the largest French public company restructuring in the current cycle
  • Barchester, the largest U.K. healthcare restructuring
  • Hibu, the largest U.K. public company restructuring in the current cycle
  • Metrovacesa and Eroski restructurings (both Spanish public companies)
  • the U.K. Government and tri-partite on Northern Rock
  • creditors on the restructurings of Eurotunnel, British Energy, IFCO, NTL, Telewest, Netia, UPC, TXU Europe, and German auto-parts manufacturer Schefenacker AG (first COMI shift)
  • Punch, Mouchel, Premier Foods and various sponsor portfolio companies
  • Pioneering SIV restructurings and led deals for Cheyne, Whistlejacket, Mainsail and Rhinebridge
  • created the scheme of arrangement/Chapter 15 structure to provide a run-off of the London insurance market companies in 1999

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