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Andrew Meakin


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Andrew is a partner in our Banking and Finance group.  His main focus is on debt finance, acting for UK clearing banks and UK and international lenders.  He also has extensive experience in the sale and purchase of loan portfolios.

He has more than 25 years' experience of advising clearing banks, funds and other financial institutions, specialising in corporate debt financings and general bank advisory work. His debt finance experience covers a range of sectors including acquisition finance, real estate finance and debt restructuring.

Business expertise

In addition to advising on domestic transactions. Andrew has extensive experience acting as specialist Scottish counsel on large-scale cross border transactions alongside English and international law firms, recently advising on Scottish aspects of transactions including:

  • a Singapore debt restructuring for an international maritime group
  • the Canadian financing of a global fish-farming group
  • the transfer of a portfolio of Scottish local authority loans
  • the sale by a German vendor of its Scottish business

Over the last ten years he has also provided Scottish advice on several major loan portfolio sales for vendors and purchasers with clients including Deutsche Bank, Oaktree Capital Management and Kennedy Wilson.

What our clients and peers say: 

Sources praise his "significant sector knowledge."

- Chambers and Partners 2019
For social housing

known for his specialism in asset finance. He has deep experience advising lenders on debt finance and general banking advice.

Chambers and Partners 2020
Chamber 2020

"Andrew is great in steering clients through the business mazes of transactions."

Chambers and Partners 2021

"Andrew was great at steering me through the maze." "He's a deal doer and a good lawyer."

Chambers and Partners 2021

Recent Content by Andrew Meakin

13 Mar 2017

Morton Fraser Appoints Ross Caldwell as Partner

Leading Scottish law firm Morton Fraser has enhanced its business banking expertise and links to the City of London with the appointment of Ross...
Press Release
Chris Harte, Andrew Meakin


Chamber 2020