Partners and Senior Management
Andrew Bound LLB (Hons)
Andrew Bound is a partner and head of our Transaction and Business Services department who originally joined Berry Smith as a partner in 1994 to establish the corporate team.
He regularly advises on the legal and commercial aspects of a wide range of corporate structures and transactions.
Andrew has a personal citing in both Legal 500 and Chamber and Partners as a leading individual in the corporate field. He also holds the position of non-executive director with a number of companies and is a trustee of a local charity.+
Andrew has extensive experience on all aspects of corporate finance, with particular expertise in :-
- Company sales, acquisitions and mergers
- Management buy-outs/buy-ins
- International and multi-jurisdiction transactions
- Listed company transactions and regulatory advice
- Private equity backed deals
- Debts and equity fundraising
- Corporate re-structuring
- Joint ventures, collaboration, co-operation agreements
Andrew provides detailed compliance and regulatory advice to public companies, charities and other organisations.
He often heads Berry Smith's specialist project teams providing a range of complex and inter-linked services to quoted companies, banks, charities and other organisations.
Andrew has particular knowledge of the life science and diagnostic sectors, having acted for several high-profile clients in these areas over the past decade. He is lead adviser to AIM listed EKF Diagnostics Holdings Plc on all of its transactions and ongoing AIM regulatory work and he was lead adviser to AIM listed BBI Holdings Plc on its acquisition of main market listed Theratese Plc.
In addition, Andrew has developed a niche specialism working with a range of professional service practices, including accountancy and legal firms to develop and execute their corporate structures, succession planning, acquisition and disposal strategies. Andrew was lead adviser to Cordner Lewis Solicitors in the establishment of the joint venture of BDE Law Limited with Admiral Group Plc and the subsequent transfer of the Cordner Lewis business to BDE Law.
What people say about Andrew - quotes from the current Chambers & Partners and Legal 500 legal directories
Andrew Bound of Berry Smith LLP has a broad transactional practice, with particular expertise in life sciences. Sources state that he is "very knowledgeable and really great to work with."
Praised for his willingness to ‘achieve the best possible deal for the client, while also moving the transaction forward’, team head Andrew Bound has a strong reputation in the local market across a range of industry sectors and has developed a particular niche at handling corporate work for life sciences clients, including EFK Diagnostics Holdings, and advising professional services entities (including law firms and accountancy firms) on corporate issues specific to their businesses.