Mr. Cotton specialises in cross border M&A, corporate and commercial law with a particular focus on energy and infrastructure transactions and projects. He also advises both Finnish and international clients on their cross-border business operations. Andrew is a qualified Finnish lawyer, and also a qualified English solicitor.
Andrew has long-standing experience of advising specialist funds, overseas investors and strategic buyers on the acquisition Finnish assets as well as investments into Finnish targets. He regularly advises sponsors in their acquisition and financing renewable energy projects in Finland and has advised on renewables projects across Europe, the US and the Middle East. In recent years, Andrew has been particularly active in advising international insurers on the underwriting of Warranty & Indemnity insurance in respect of Finnish transactions, assisting in the underwriting of transactions with a deal value in excess of €5B euros.
Before moving to Finland and joining HPP, he worked as a partner at law firms in the City of London.
Andrew qualified as an English Solicitor in 2001 after graduating from the University of Nottingham and passing his professional exams at the College of Law in Guildford, UK. He joined HPP in 2009.
Andrew’s working language is English.