Andrew Astore advises clients in all aspects of public and private mergers and acquisitions matters, as well as corporate governance matters. He also represents underwriters and initial purchasers in connection with the offering of registered equity securities.



Columbia Law School (J.D., 2019)

Columbia Business Law Review, Articles Editor

Cornell University (B.A., 2015)

Bar Admissions

New York


Ruth Bader Ginsburg Prize


SEC Adopts Final Rules Overhauling Beneficial Ownership Reporting

October 12, 2023

On October 10, 2023, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) announced the adoption of amendments first proposed on February 10, 2022 to Regulation 13D-G and Regulation S-T of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the “Exchange Act”). As described below and as summarized in the chart below, the amendments accelerate the filing deadlines for Schedules…

SEC Adopts Final Rules Intended to Prevent Fraud and Undue Influence in connection with Security-Based Swaps

July 13, 2023

On June 7, 2023, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) adopted two new rules (the “Rules”) targeting (i) fraud, manipulation and deception in security-based swap transactions, including a new prohibition on manipulation or attempted manipulation of the value of security-based swaps or payments or deliveries thereunder, and (ii) the potential for undue influence over…

Introducing Rep & Warranty Insurance to Section 363 Sales

October 24, 2022

As inflation and interest rates rise, many businesses begin to restructure their balance sheet, which will, in many cases, include selling assets. When a distressed sale is carried out under bankruptcy court supervision, it is called a Section 363 Sale. Since the last down-market cycle when Section 363 Sales were more plentiful, a form of private third-party…

SEC Proposes Sweeping New Rules on Climate Risk Disclosure

April 7, 2022

On March 21, 2022, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) proposed new climate disclosure rules (the “Proposed Rules”)1, which would require registrants, including foreign private issuers, to disclose a broad array of information on climate-related risks and activities, including emissions data. Background The goal of the Proposed Rules, the SEC says, is to enhance and…

SEC Proposes Overhaul of Beneficial Ownership Reporting, including Accelerated Filing Deadlines, Changes to Group Rules and Treatment of Cash-Settled Derivatives

February 18, 2022

On February 10, 2022, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) announced its proposals to amend Regulation 13D-G and Regulation S-T to address, they said, information asymmetries in financial markets and to modernize the regulations under Section 13 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the “Exchange Act”) to account for technological and financial innovations. …