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Andrew Crook

Andrew Crook

Foreign Legal Consultant (New South Wales, Australia); Practice Area Leader - Asia Pacific Corporate

Foreign Legal Consultant (New South Wales, Australia); Practice Area Leader - Asia Pacific Corporate
Andrew Crook

Andrew Crook is a highly regarded corporate practitioner with extensive expertise in private equity and M&A. His experience includes advising private market firms and multinational businesses on a range of transactions in APAC and globally.

With a focus on complex transactions Andrew has worked across a variety of sectors including healthcare, technology, industrials, education, energy and resources, infrastructure, financial and real estate.

Andrew heads our APAC PE practice and is co-head of our APAC Corporate team.

  • The Carlyle Group on a number of matters including its acquisition of Accolade Wines, the proposed acquisition of Redflex Limited and the shareholder arrangements relating to the IPO of its portfolio company Healthscope Limited (jointly held with TPG Capital)
  • Partners Group on a number of Private Equity, Private Infrastructure and Private Real Estate transactions including its acquisition of the Guardian Early Learning business, the Ararat, Crudine, Bango and Sapphire Windfarms and interests in the Melbourne Metro and North West Rail projects
  • TPG on a number of matters, including its acquisition of a majority stake in Made Group.
  • Decarbonisation Plus Acquisition Corp, a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) on the first Australian SPAC merger with Tritium
  • The management team on their buyout of the Pepperstone Group FX trading business from CHAMP Private Equity
  • The CVC backed Mantra Group on its takeover by Accor Hotels

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Career and qualifications

  • Victoria University of Wellington (LLB) 1999
  • Victoria University of Wellington (BCA) 2000
  • Admitted to the New Zealand High Court 2000
  • Admitted as a solicitor in New South Wales 2001
  • Admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales 2005
  • Joined Clifford Chance as a Partner 2018

Professional bodies

  • Law Society of England & Wales
  • NSW Law Society
  • Law Society of Western Australia

Awards and citations

  • Private Equity
    Best Lawyers Australia 2021
  • One client comments: "He's got a very rational and commercial head on him, rather than being just a pure legal adviser. He always goes back to the bigger picture and he has a good balance of skills."
    Another comments that Andrew is identified as an "approachable, creative thinker" who "thinks up clear strategies and novel ways to address legal and commercial opportunities."
    Chambers Asia Pacific 2020
  • One client comments: "He's got a very rational and commercial head on him, rather than being just a pure legal adviser. He always goes back to the bigger picture and he has a good balance of skills."
    Chambers Asia Pacific 2020, Private Equity - Australia