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Andy Atwell

Andy Atwell

Senior Associate

T +44 1224 267145
CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP
6 Queens Road
AB15 4ZT
United Kingdom
Languages English

Andy Atwell is a Senior Associate in the Employment Department. Andy joined CMS Cameron McKenna’s Scottish employment team in 2010 and works within the firm’s Energy, Projects and Construction Group. Since joining CMS, Andy has been acting for primarily employer clients mainly in the oil & gas industry advising on a variety of contentious and non-contentious matters. Andy has a particular interest in the employment aspects of corporate transactions, and has prepared and delivered training materials for client seminars. Before joining CMS, Andy trained and qualified at a Corporate law firm in London, and specialised as an employment lawyer there for over two years acting for employer clients and executives in the manufacturing, financial services, and real estate sectors.

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  • 2005 – Legal Practice Course, Oxford Insitute of Legal Practice, Oxford
  • 2004 – Graduate Diploma in Law, BBP, London
  • 2001 – MA Classics, Bristol University, Bristol
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20 March 2017
CMS ad­vises Pat­ron Cap­it­al on sale of Gen­er­at­or Hos­tels
An in­ter­na­tion­al CMS team has ad­vised long­stand­ing cli­ent Pat­ron Cap­it­al on the sale of design-led hostel own­er and op­er­at­or Gen­er­at­or Hos­tels to Queens­gate In­vest­ments, a private equity real es­tate fund man­ager. The trans­ac­tion has an en­ter­prise value of circa EUR 450m and is ex­pec­ted to com­plete in May 2017.Gen­er­at­or Hos­tels owns 14 pre­dom­in­antly free­hold as­sets (12 op­er­a­tion­al and two un­der de­vel­op­ment), totalling 8,639 beds, loc­ated in Lon­don, Par­is, Copen­ha­gen, Am­s­ter­dam, Miami, Dub­lin, Ham­burg, Bar­celona, Ber­lin Mitte, Stock­holm, Mad­rid, Venice, Ber­lin Pren­zlauer Berg and Rome.A CMS team from the UK, France, Ger­many and Neth­er­lands headed by lead part­ner Louise Wal­lace ad­vised Pat­ron Cap­it­al.Com­ment­ing on the trans­ac­tion, Louise Wal­lace said: “Pat­ron Cap­it­al is a long­stand­ing cli­ent of the firm and we are de­lighted to have as­sisted them with the sale of Gen­er­at­or Hos­tels to Queens­gate In­vest­ments. The deal in­volved in­valu­able sup­port from a wide range of CMS of­fices and prac­tice areas and we look for­ward to ad­vising Pat­ron Cap­it­al through to com­ple­tion of the sale which is ex­pec­ted in May 2017.”The CMS team in­cluded: CMS UK (Narinder Jug­pal, Helen Arath­i­mos, Paul Cole, Joshua Pis­tol, Alas­dair Good­ison and Brid­get Muir­head (Cor­por­ate); Aaron Fairhurst, Nich­olas Stretch, Jason Todd and Richard Taylor (Tax); Sally Badham and Pier­luigi Pagliuca (Prop­erty) and An­drew At­well (Em­ploy­ment), CMS France (Al­ex­an­dra Rohmert, Ju­lie Bailly and Xavi­er Cam­bi­er), CMS Ger­many (Gerd Leut­ner, Jo­hannes Stein­acher and Fran­ziska Krok­utsch) and CMS Neth­er­lands (Ab­bas Ali Hy­der and Ro­man Tar­lavski).


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18 May 2020
Off-payroll work­ing: treat­ing people fairly
On 17 March, the Treas­ury an­nounced that the off-payroll re­forms for me­di­um and large com­pan­ies in the private sec­tor (of­ten col­lo­qui­ally re­ferred to as IR35 and due to go live on 6 April 2020) had been...
12 March 2019
GDPR bites­ize: does an em­ploy­er need to carry out a data pri­vacy im­pact...
Most or­gan­isa­tions have moved on from the im­ple­ment­a­tion phase of their GDPR pro­ject to deal with “busi­ness as usu­al” quer­ies.  In this, our second “GDPR bites­ize” series, we dis­cuss a num­ber...
07 February 2019
GDPR bites­ize: shar­ing staff in­form­a­tion in a cor­por­ate trans­ac­tion
Most or­gan­isa­tions have moved on from the im­ple­ment­a­tion phase of their GDPR pro­ject to deal with “busi­ness as usu­al” quer­ies.  In this, our second “GDPR bites­ize” series, we dis­cuss a num­ber...
27 November 2017
Time to up­date your sub­ject ac­cess pro­ced­ures
The data sub­ject ac­cess re­quest (“DSAR”) has al­ways been a cent­ral pil­lar to data pro­tec­tion le­gis­la­tion, provid­ing in­di­vidu­als with a means of check­ing wheth­er their data is be­ing pro­cessed law­fully....