The focus of Andrew’s practice is commercial litigation.  He regularly appears as lead advocate in the English Courts, in international arbitrations (including ICC, LCIA, Bermuda Form and ad hoc), and in a variety of English and international tribunals.  He also has a wealth of experience in specialist areas such as, banking/financial services, insurance and reinsurance, civil fraud, injunctive litigation and sport/media disputes. 

Andrew is ranked in Chambers Global 2016 in Dispute Resolution.

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Commercial

Andrew appears as leading counsel in a range of substantial and complex international commercial disputes in the English Courts both at first instance and appeal. Examples of his current and most recent commercial Court work include the following.

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Arbitration

Andrew regularly acts in a wide variety of domestic and international commercial or investment arbitrations, and has extensive experience of anti-arbitration injunction applications and other arbitration applications in the Commercial Court.  He co-wrote the Arbitration chapter in Lewis on Sports law, and is a member of Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. Current and recent work includes the following.

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Civil Fraud, Asset Recovery & Injunctive Relief

Andrew has many years’ experience of civil fraud litigation, and has appeared in dozens of Freezing Order and Search Order applications as well as many civil fraud trials and heavy committal/contempt applications.  He acts both for fraud claimants (e.g. banks or large corporations) and for fraud defendants and is currently instructed by a range of City firms. Current and recent work includes the following.

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Financial Services

Andrew’s experience in this sector stretches back to his secondment as enforcement counsel at the SFA in 1999.  Since then he has regularly acted in numerous financial regulatory disputes both as prosecuting counsel (for the FCA and predecessors) and as defence counsel.  He also acts both for and against banks and financial institutions in a variety of banking and financial matters including the ongoing Libor/Euribor investigations; foreign exchange trading; and shareholder actions against banks and others. Current and recent work includes the following.

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Insurance & Reinsurance

Andrew has a long pedigree in insurance and reinsurance acting for policy holders, as well as insurers and brokers, and going back to well known cases such as Jones v Environcom Ltd [2012] Lloyd’s Rep IR 277 (CA); Bonner & ors v Cox & ors [2005] Lloyds Rep IR, 569; the Beursgracht [2002] 1 Lloyd’s Rep 574 (CA); [2002] 2 Lloyd’s Rep 602 and [2001] 2 Lloyd’s Rep 608; and Kingscroft and others v Nissan [1999] Lloyds R&IR 603.

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Sport

Andrew has been ranked as a leading counsel in sports law for many years.  In the sports sector, he has acted in a wide variety of commercial and disciplinary cases, including many high profile matters such as the “Bloodgate” and “Spygate” affairs in Rugby Union and Formula One and the recent FIFA corruption allegations.

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Media & Entertainment

Andrew has acted in a large number of music, video and film cases, both for artists and for record, publishing, and other media companies. Current and recent work includes the following.

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Achievements

Education

BA (Oxon) in Law (First Class, Wronker Prize), BCL (Bachelor of Civil Law)

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