Andrew Shearwood is a partner based in Perth, with particular expertise in corporate and financial services law. Prior to joining HWL Ebsworth, Andrew practised at Herbert Smith Freehills (and its predecessor firms) for over 30 years. Andrew’s areas of legal expertise include: Equity capital markets; Mergers and acquisitions; Funds management; Financial services law; and Corporate governance.
He advises clients from a wide range of sectors such as agribusiness (including forestry, horticulture, cereal crops and wine), financial services, property development and management; and natural resources. Andrew has been a trusted advisor to boards and senior management of listed and unlisted companies in Australia and overseas for many years. He also has experience working with regulators such as the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC).
Andrew has been named in Best Lawyers™ Australia for Agriculture & Rural Affairs, Commercial Law, Corporate/Governance Practice, Equity Capital Markets Law, Financial Institutions, Funds Management, Investment Funds and Superannuation Law. He was also named as the Best Lawyers™ Perth ‘Lawyer of the Year’ for Agriculture & Rural Affairs (2021) and Equity Capital Markets (2014).
Andrew’s recent experience includes: