Andrew Buchanan

Partner & Head of Restructuring Advisory

Gateley Legal


Andrew heads up the Restructuring Advisory unit and specialises in advising upon corporate strategy and trading whilst under financial pressure, often during the twilight zone, and is predominantly based in the North West and London. This advice requires a solutions-driven approach with Andrew often accepting the lead advisor role to highlight transactional and corporate restructuring solutions.

Andrew acts for private and public companies, financial institutions, funders and other stakeholders. He has recently represented our surety clients upon a number of very significant restructuring assignments.

Andrew regularly advises Boards of Directors and other stakeholders upon directors' duties and trading issues. This experience can frequently lead to the formulation of transactional and other restructuring solutions, both solvent and insolvent.

Andrew has worked with a range of household names and sectors in which he has experience include automotive, aerospace, retail, manufacturing, technology, care homes, real estate and professional services. Andrew often works closely with colleagues who specialise in providing solutions for pension deficits.


  1. Advising in the lead role upon the successful company voluntary arrangements of Flannels, La Tasca Restaurants and Walkabout Bars.
  2. Acting in relation to many complex restructurings and insolvencies, including: Allsports, Transtec, MG Rover, TVR, Moben, Dolphin, Sharps, Triplex Components, Karrimor, Plaxton Coaches, Ilford, Oceans Furniture, Sofas (UK), Living Rooms, Baumatic, Fairhome Care Homes, Vista Independent Hospital and Clean Air Power.
  3. Acting upon a number of significant administration purchases and management buy outs, such as Ilford Film and Plaxton Coaches, also acting for Candy Hoover upon their acquisition of Baumatic.
  4. Acting in relation to numerous law firm insolvencies and restructurings, including: Halliwells (as Solicitor Manager), Challinors, Marsden Rawsthorn, Cobbetts, Rowlands, Ashton Fox, Tandem Law and Barnetts.