Andrew J. Whittaker
It is with deep sadness that we have to announce that Andrew Whittaker, a partner in the firm since 2001 and head of the Company/Commercial Department, died on 5th February 2013.
Andrew confronted his illness with optimism, great courage and his inimitable sense of self deprecating humour. He will be greatly missed not only by those who worked with him, but by everyone who knew him. We extend our deepest sympathy to his widow Ann-Louise and to his children James and Victoria.
Andrew and his fellow partners in Camillins joined Gordon Dadds in 2001. He brought to the firm a wealth of corporate and company secretarial experience, particularly in the field of privatised utilities. His track record included the establishment and leadership of a legal department for London Electricity Plc. Andrew had headed project and legal teams negotiating numerous contracts in the UK, North and South America, Europe, India and more recently the Middle East. He was responsible for the legal due diligence in connection with the acquisition of London Electricity plc by Entergy Corporation and the subsequent sale to Electricity de France.
After joining the firm, Andrew continued to oversee the successful completion of company acquisitions, sales and mergers, and particularly the associated commercial property and employment matters connected with them. He was involved in banking and finance transactions both in the UK and overseas, and successfully obtained an unqualified FSA approval in respect of the acquisition of a UK bank for an overseas bank.
Outside the office Andrew had served as a Justice of the Peace. He was also a member of the Savile Club and a director of Blackheath Halls and Grim's Dyke Opera Company, where he was able to indulge his love of Gilbert & Sullivan operas.
Andrew’s funeral was private but a celebration of Andrew's life was held on Friday 10 May at St Clement Danes Church, Strand, London.