Andreas is a commercial litigator, with particular expertise in contentious company law, corporate insolvency and restructuring, banking and financial services and international arbitration (including investment treaty arbitration); and general commercial litigation. He was nominated for Company/Insolvency silk of the year in the Chambers UK Bar Awards 2016.

Andreas joined Blackstone Chambers in June 2010, having previously practised (for 17 years) from 3-4 South Square, Gray’s Inn.  He is a member of COMBAR and the Insolvency Lawyers Association.

Andreas is ranked as a leading silk in company law and restructuring/insolvency in the latest editions of both the leading legal directories (Chambers UK 2020 and Legal 500 2019).

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Restructuring & Insolvency

Andreas has been involved in many of the high profile corporate collapses of the last 25 years, including: Arcadia Group (for US landlords); Toys ‘R Us (for the special servicer); Monarch Airlines (for the CAA); Comet Group (for the administrators); MF Global (for the US officeholders); EMI (for the private equity house, Terra Firma); Lehman (for various counterparties); Kaupthing (for H.M. Treasury, the Financial Services Compensation Scheme, and counterparties); Heritable Bank (for the FSCS); Bear Stearns (for Bear Stearns); Enron (for the administrators); Farepak (for bank lenders); TXU (for the administrators); and MG Rover (for the administrators).

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Company

Andreas has expertise in company law, with a strong litigation focus.  His work covers unfair prejudice petitions and more general shareholder disputes, derivative claims, warranty claims under share sale agreements, proceedings against directors for breach of duty, and takeover litigation. He also has experience of regulatory proceedings (including litigation before the Takeover Panel) and company investigations, both instructed by, and against, the Government.

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Banking

Andreas has substantial experience of banking and financial services litigation.  His cases have included disputes and advisory work in relation to bond and facility defaults, investment mis-selling, mergers and acquisitions, derivative transactions, close-out netting, company charges, custody agreements, invoice discounting, and forum issues.

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Arbitration

Andreas has significant experience of high-value international commercial arbitration under various rules (including UNCITRAL and ICSID) in the spheres of public procurement, oil and gas, insurance, telecommunications, IT and construction. 

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Commercial

All of Andreas' commercial work is listed below and can be found, where relevant, under the foregoing specific headings.

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Financial Services

Andreas has significant experience of financial services litigation, with particular strength in claims concerning investment mis-selling, and litigation concerning the rules of the Financial Services Compensation Scheme.

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Civil Fraud, Asset Recovery & Injunctive Relief

As part of his broader commercial practice, Andreas regularly handles claims concerning fraud and asset recovery, often with a cross-border dimension.

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Achievements

Education

MA (Cambridge)

Publications

Andreas was formerly a contributor to the loose-leaf works, Gore-Browne on Companies, and Muir Hunter on Personal Insolvency.

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