Andrew Carey

Andrew Carey

Senior Counsel

Email andrew.carey@​

Phone +44 20 7296 5949

Fax +44 20 7296 2001

Practice groupCorporate & Finance

'proactive lawyer who understands the commercial requirements of the client , and is actively aware of the legal issues surrounding every situation.'

Chambers Asia

With a focus on corporate and sovereign debt securities offerings, Andrew's career is rooted in a broad corporate finance 'City' practice spanning equity and debt; secured and unsecured; public and private; structured and plain vanilla. He brings this vast experience to bear in helping clients get the deal they want – complex and difficult when needs be; simple and straightforward when possible. He has worked on financings by issuers across a wide spectrum of credit quality, geography and sector.

As Co-Head of Impact Financing & Investing, Andrew works with the firm's clients to future proof their businesses and attract capital in a growing ESG-focused investor market. He has worked on Social Impact Bonds and Development Impact Bonds and other environmental and social impact transactions. Andrew has provided advice to the US Loan Syndications and Trading Association regarding the UK Green Loan Principles and Go Lab regarding Contracting Guides.

He has a leading role in our DCM practice in emerging markets and has worked on transactions in Bangladesh, Botswana, Brazil, Columbia, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, the Philippines, Russia, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Zimbabwe. Andrew's clients include issuers, arrangers and providers of transaction services such as bond, security trustees and agents, corporate services providers and escrow providers. He is particularly well-regarded for his work on difficult restructurings and enforcements.

Clients praise Andrew's approachability and the directories have recognised his commercial, solutions-based approach: he is a 'proactive lawyer who understands the commercial requirements of the client and is actively aware of the legal issues surrounding every situation' (Chambers Asia). Andrew is 'extremely personable, very easy to communicate with, technically very good and very commercial' (IFLR 1000). In Chambers Global 2014, a client is quoted as saying Andrew was 'a pleasure to work with ... accessibility, vast experience and legal knowledge.'

Andrew is a Director of Restitution Impact, an organization that brings together distinguished experts in anti-corruption, transparency, enforcement, governance, law and finance from across the public, third and private sector.

Awards and recognitions


Chambers Asia - Capital Markets - International Firms Band 4


Chambers Asia - Capital Markets (Experts Based Abroad) Band 3


Capital Markets - India (Experts Based Abroad) Band 3
Chambers Global


Capital Markets - Singapore (Foreign Exports) Band 4
Chambers Global


Debt Capital Markets - Band 1
Legal 500


Emerging Markets - Band 1
Legal 500

Education and admissions


M.A., University of Dundee

Representative experience

Advising a UK government organisation in respect of corporate user guides relating to the legal structure of and key issues arising from social and development impact bonds.

Advising UBS Optimus Foundation (UBSOF) on structuring its second Education Development Impact Bond (DIB) in India and preparing the key DIB documents.

Advising FMS Wertmanagement on a proposed tender offer and consent solicitation for Tier 1 Preferred Securities guaranteed by DEPFA Bank plc.

Advising a major multilateral financial institution on an up-to US$200m Tier 1 bridge financing.

Advising the Government of Canada in relation to the establishment of its London-listed US$10bn EMTN Programme.

Advising FCE Bank plc as issuer on annual updates to and issues under its U.S.$12bn Luxembourg–listed MTN programme.

Advising Citi as trustee and/or agents on post-issuance events involving emerging markets creditors in several countries including India, Russia and South Africa.

Advising Citi as trustee and agent on securitisation transactions across multiple asset classes including auto loans, equipment leases, mortgages and consumer loans.

Advising African Export-Import Bank as issuer on establishing its US$1.5bn Luxembourg-listed, euro MTN programme, the initial US$300m issue thereunder and annual updates thereto.

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