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Andrew Trahair

Partner and Head of Advanced Delivery & Solutions

London

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Andrew Trahair

Partner and Head of Advanced Delivery & Solutions

London

Andrew is a partner and Head of Advanced Delivery & Solutions (AD&S). AD&S brings together all of our advanced resourcing and technology capabilities into a team which is fully integrated with the firm's traditional practice.

This includes:

  • Client Solutions: A&O Consulting, aosphere and the Markets Innovation Group
  • Technology: Fuse, the Legal Technology Group and eDiscovery
  • Resourcing: the Legal Services Centre, Peerpoint, the Project Management Office and Managed Services.

 Andrew was Co-head of our Global Banking practice from 2008 to 2016.

Andrew joined the firm in 1989 and became a partner in London in 1994. In the early 2000s, he was based in our Singapore office and served as managing partner of that office prior to returning to our London office in 2004.

Andrew's broad banking and finance practice covers corporate lending, acquisition finance, project finance, workouts, restructurings and distressed debt transactions. He advises financial institutions and corporations on major transactions worldwide.

News & insights

Publications: 27 JANUARY 2020

Updated Equator Principles Finalized

Updated Equator Principles with stronger standards and a broader scope were finalized in November 2019 and are set to come into effect in July 2020. 

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Singapore Legal Update - January 2020

Publications: 20 JANUARY 2020

MAS consultations on the regulation of digital payment tokens

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has issued three new consultations each dealing with different aspects of the regulation of digital payment tokens (DPTs) under the Payment Services Act (PSA). It has also recently clarified that where a DPT may be characterized as either a debenture or as e-money, its policy approach will be to regulate it as e-money. Note that the PSA will come into force on 28 January 2020.

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Singapore company wound up in the U.S not allowed to block enforcement of charge over its shares

Publications: 20 JANUARY 2020

Singapore company wound up in the U.S not allowed to block enforcement of charge over its shares

In a recent case, the High Court had to consider whether to apply a moratorium to the enforcement of a share charge taken over the shares in a Singapore company where that company was subject to insolvency proceedings in the United States. It held that it had no basis to do so under section 259 of the Companies Act which renders void a transfer of shares in company made after the commencement of a winding up by the Singapore Court as that section did not apply to a foreign proceedings.

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Johannesburg city skyline

News: 06 DECEMBER 2019

A&O opens new Legal Services Centre in Johannesburg

Allen & Overy has announced that a new Legal Services Centre (LSC) will open in Johannesburg in the first half of 2020 as part of its expansion plans

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Office

London

Allen & Overy LLP
One Bishops Square
London
E1 6AD

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Qualifications

Professional

Admitted as solicitor, New South Wales, Australia, 1987

Admitted as solicitor, England and Wales, 1991

Academic

BCom LLB, The University of New South Wales, 1986