Andrew Brizell

Co-Founder

Andrew is a qualified solicitor and chartered tax advisor who has worked in the closed-ended funds and asset management space since 2010.

Andrew began his career in the City and following qualification in 2005, spent six years in private practice in London, Jersey and Bristol before moving in house to occupy a split front/back office executive level role at a large independent specialist closed-ended fund administrator acting as Group Head of Legal and Group Head of Depositary Services. Immediately prior to founding Corvus in September 2019, Andrew was employed as General Counsel for Asante Capital Group, a leading independent venture capital and private equity focussed Global advisory and private markets placement group.

Andrew is a pragmatic, solution focussed and commercially-minded business adviser with significant operational and strategic exposure across the closed-ended funds and asset management sectors.

Over the course of his career Andrew has established regulated operating footprints; designed, built, marketed and managed product verticals with multi-jurisdictional cross border teams; and has helped to shape the growth and strategic direction of the businesses in which he has worked.

Andrew brings a range of legal, regulatory, compliance, operational, financial, management, strategic and marketing skills to the Corvus team.

Andrew holds a BSc in Plant Biology from the University of Durham, completed the PgDL and LPC with distinction at the College of Law (now the University of Law) and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation. Andrew also holds a PgDL in Forestry from the University of Bangor and is a CASI level II accredited snowboard instructor.

Earlybird instructed Corvus to advise in connection with the establishment of its UK office, obtaining regulatory authorisation for the UK office from the FCA and the UK office’s sub-lease. Corvus also provide ongoing compliance advice. Corvus take a proactive, technical yet pragmatic approach to their advice and have worked closely and efficiently with Earlybird team members, our other advisers and our counterparties to deliver results.

Vincenzo Narciso
Partner Earlybird

“We’ve worked with Corvus on a range of matters including business as usual legal/operational support and transactional work. As a closed-ended funds specialist, Corvus understood our business from the start and were able to provide tailored, solution focused, risk adjusted advice. When picking external counsel to assist with a recent transaction, we had no hesitation in choosing Corvus.”

Rob Shaw
CFO Apera Asset Management

“Corvus worked closely with Hermes GPE between February 2020 and August 2021. Corvus hit the ground running and quickly developed a deep understanding of our culture, commercial drivers and risk appetite, blending seamlessly with our investment, finance and tax functions. Corvus really felt like an in-house team and their practical, solutions-focussed advice was highly valued by the business.”

Karen Sands
CFO Hermes GPE LLP

“Corvus have provided advice to us in connection with our cross-border client distribution exercises for a number of years. While this is a complex area with some significant grey space, Corvus aren’t afraid to take a view on difficult issues and suggest practical, operational outputs.”

Warren Hibbert
Managing Partner Asante Capital Group