Andrew Benson

Andrew Benson

Senior Counsel

Andrew is a senior counsel in the Funds Department, whose clients include asset managers and institutional investors.

Andrew joined the Travers Smith Funds Department in 2015, and has completed a number of client and international secondments as a trainee and qualified lawyer, most recently as secondee general counsel at a leading UK-based family office and as secondee legal counsel at a UK private equity manager.


Andrew's primary practice is assisting institutional investors, including occupational pension schemes, fund-of-funds investors, family offices and financial institutions, on their investment programmes across a broad range of sectors and fund types, including private equity, real estate, debt, infrastructure, venture capital and open-ended funds.

Investment fund managers

Andrew's practice also includes the establishment, structuring, marketing, and fundraising of the full spectrum of closed-ended alternative investment funds, and he assists managers with their carry and co-investment incentive arrangements and the day-to-day operation of their funds. 

He has extensive experience in advising managers, investors and LPACs on complex transactions in the private secondary market, including GP-led secondaries.

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