Andrew Kenning


Andrew advises clients on complex and business-critical commercial agreements, with a focus on the communications and technology sectors. 
This includes extensive experience of digital infrastructure transactions across the globe, advising telecom operators making disposals as well as strategic infrastructure operators and financial investors. Andrew also advises on complex separation/transition aspects of M&A across a broad range of transaction types and sectors.


Representative matters

A multinational telecommunications company on its GBP31.4bn joint venture with Telefónica to merge Virgin Media and O2’s fixed, broadband and mobile businesses in the UK (Telecom M&A Deal of the Year – Europe, TMT Finance 2021). 

A multinational telecommunications company on the commercial agreements concerning the formation of AtlasEdge, a pan-European edge colocation data centre joint venture with DigitalBridge (Digital Infrastructure Deal of the Year – Europe, TMT Finance 2021).

A group of telecommunications services providers on the sale of towers in Russia to Service-Telecom for a total of RUB70.65bn (USD970million).

GN Hearing in respect of a suite of related commercial agreements forming a “Smart Hearing Alliance” joint venture with Cochlear, featuring joint research and development, shared technology and commercial collaboration.



Admitted as solicitor, England and Wales, 2007


LLB Law, University of Warwick, 2002

LPC, Nottingham Law School, 2004

A&O Shearman was formed on May 1, 2024 by the combination of Shearman & Sterling LLP and Allen & Overy LLP and their respective affiliates (the legacy firms). Any matters referred to above may include matters undertaken by one or more of the legacy firms rather than A&O Shearman.