Andrew leads the Life Sciences team in the Cardiff office and ensures that the relevant specialist lawyers within Geldards are able to use their individual skill sets to advise clients.
Tax lawyers have a role in virtually all business sectors and Life Sciences is no exception. Andrew’s broad range of experience allows him to identify the key tax issues including qualification for Research & Development tax relief, capital allowances on buying new kit and advising academics in university spin out companies on the best way to limit their tax exposure when obtaining shares in the company.
Andrew is also passionate about supporting growing businesses within the Life Sciences sector through the promotion of the Scinapse collaboration to provide fixed price professional services advice to early stage and growing companies. While he is the first to admit he may not understand all the science and technology he is always keen to learn.
Andrew’s experience in advising many types of business allows him to identify key legal issues that a small, growing company will need to address in order to prevent problems arising in the future when the company becomes successful.
What People Say
I have been very fortunate to have had Andrew’s generous input and sound reasoning from the conception of my business. His pragmatic, knowledgeable advice and his thoughtful introductions have benefited me hugely, and I look forward to continuing to work with Andrew as my business grows.
Stephanie Campbell, Co-Founder, Vision Game Labs