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Andrew Marshall

Counsel, London

"I regularly share my extensive experience of law, finance and professional skills with Linklaters' clients, lawyers and business teams around our global network. Nothing pleases me more than seeing those I teach use what they've learned to make even more effective business decisions."

Overview

Professional experience

Education and qualifications

Published works

Overview

Andrew is a senior banking lawyer at Linklaters who:

  • manages the technical legal training of the firm’s banking lawyers and clients around the world; and
  • teaches professional business skills to clients, lawyers and staff in each of Linklaters’ chosen markets.

 

He is widely regarded by those who've attended his training as having a unique ability to make complex issues both practical and engaging in any culture or business environment.

 

Experience

Andrew has more than 15 years' experience with a wide range of financial products. This includes:

  • loan financing across the credit spectrum (from leveraged finance to investment grade lending);
  • using different methods to finance specific assets (from real estate to ships and airplanes); and
  • advising on distressed debt scenarios and cross-border restructuring & insolvency situations.

He has a particular interest in English contract law and how it differs from other laws around the world. Andrew regularly teaches clients and colleagues about key business skills including:

  • writing and legal drafting;
  • influencing and negotiating; and
  • delivering outstanding presentations.

Professional experience

Before joining Linklaters in 2007, Andrew practised at Mallesons Stephen Jaques in Melbourne, Australia, where he was a corporate and project finance lawyer from 2001 to 2006. During that time, he also worked as a treasury lawyer at Telstra Corporation Limited and in the capital markets team of National Australia Bank Limited.

Education and qualifications

Andrew holds degrees in law and arts from the University of Adelaide and a Bachelor of Civil Law from the University of Oxford.

Published works

“Is ‘due and payable’ a magic phrase?” (2007) 15(2) Insolvency Law Journal 115

“Less is more: overcoming lawyers’ resistance to plain English” (2007) 81(4) Law Institute Journal 70

“How can a lessor stop a lessee’s administrator running its property into the ground?” (2006) 14(2) Insolvency Law Journal 81

“Too polite, scared or Tory to write plainly?” (2005) 31 Young Lawyers Journal 11

“Do treasury companies in corporate groups need a financial services licence?” (2004) 3 Financial Services Newsletter (4) 56 & (5) 72