Andrew Marshall

Counsel/Head Glbl Bk Training

Andrew leads the firm’s global banking training programme.

He delivers and manages training on technical banking topics, core contract law principles and professional business skills to A&O Shearman’s clients and lawyers around the world. He is widely regarded by those who’ve attended his training as having a unique ability to make complex issues both practical and engaging in any culture or business environment.

Andrew has more than 20 years’ experience with a wide range of financial products. This includes loan financing across the credit spectrum (from investment grade lending to leveraged finance); using different methods to finance specific assets (from real estate to ships and airplanes); and advising on distressed debt scenarios and cross-border restructuring & insolvency situations.




Representative matters

The lenders on a private equity fund’s successful buyout of a global energy smart metering business.

A telecoms company on the restructuring of US$1.2bn debt owed by its undersea cable joint venture.

Other noteworthy experience Andrew has a particular interest in English contract law and how it differs from other laws around the world. He regularly teaches clients and colleagues about key business skills including:

• writing and legal drafting;

Published Work

  • “Is ‘due and payable’ a magic phrase?” (2007) 15(2) “Insolvency Law Journal”, Australia: Thomson Reuters
  • “Less is more: overcoming lawyers’ resistance to plain English” (2007) 81(4) “Law Institute Journal”, Melbourne: Law Institute of Victoria
  • “How can a lessor stop a lessee’s administrator running its property into the ground?” (2006) 14(2) “Insolvency Law Journal”, Australia: Thomson Reuters
  • “Do treasury companies in corporate groups need a financial services licence?” (2004) 3 “Financial Services Newsletter” (4) 56 & (5) 72, Australia: LexisNexis



Admitted as a Solicitor (Ireland), 2020

Admitted as a Solicitor (England and Wales), 2004

Admitted as a Solicitor (New Zealand), 2004

Admitted as a Solicitor (High Court of Australia), 2002

Admitted as a Solicitor (Melbourne, Australia), 2002


BCL, Law, University of Oxford, 2007

LLB, Law, University of Adelaide 2000

BA, History & Classical Studies, University of Adelaide 2000

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.