Squire Patton Boggs Promotes Senior Manchester Lawyer to Partnership

Date: 13/03/2024
Author: Nicola Woodmass
Company: Squire Patton Boggs

Squire Patton Boggs is pleased to announce that senior financial services lawyer Andy Kirkham has been promoted to partner.

Based in the firm’s Manchester office, Andy undertakes a wide variety of transaction work, which includes bilateral and syndicated facilities and complex security arrangements for banks, funds, private equity providers and both onshore and offshore borrowers, with a particular focus on acquisition and leveraged finance and corporate lending as well as real estate finance.

Some of Andy’s recent transactions include advising ECI Partners on the financing aspects of its acquisition of the Commify Group, advising Endless on the acquisition of Yorkshire Premier Meats and its subsequent refinance, and advising NatWest in relation to Growth Capital Partners’ acquisition of Electric Theatre Collective.

He is recognised as “Up and Coming” by Chambers and Partners and as a “Next Generation Partner by Legal 500, in their client guides to the UK legal market.

Matthew Ingram, head of the Financial Services team in Manchester, said: “Andy has made his mark at the firm. He is a talented lawyer with a strong track record of advising on high profile regional and cross-border deals. His promotion is testament to the growth of our practice in the city, and the scale of ambition we have for its future success.”

“Many congratulations to Andy on his promotion,” added Rob Elvin, managing partner of the Manchester office. “Andy has made a significant contribution to our office and we wish him every continued success.”

Andy joins the growing partner ranks in Manchester, with James Pike (Labour & Employment) promoted last year, and Victoria Murphy (Tax Strategy & Benefits), Emma Ball (Intellectual Property & Technology) and Matt Canipa (Corporate) promoted in 2022.