Andrew accepts instructions in all areas of Chambers' practice.  

Before coming to the Bar, Andrew was an Associate at White & Case LLP where he had a broad commercial practice servicing a range of multinational clients and sovereign states across Europe, Africa, the Middle East and the CIS. 

Andrew has been admitted as a lawyer in Australia since 2012.  While in practice in Victoria he appeared regularly and usually unled in criminal and related matters before the Supreme, County and Magistrates' Courts.  Previously he was Associate to the Hon Robert French AC, then Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia.

Andrew taught corporations law and evidence at the Australian National University and his research has been published in leading English and Australian academic journals.

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Commercial

Andrew's commercial practice draws on his experience as a commercial disputes solicitor at White & Case LLP where he was involved in matters across the banking, oil & gas and construction industries.  

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Civil Fraud, Asset Recovery & Injunctive Relief

Andrew has worked on a number of multi-jurisdictional fraud claims, including one that resulted in the committal of the alleged fraudster for 12 months for contempt.

As a solicitor, Andrew acted for the Russian Federation in relation to the rigged loans-for-shares auctions of state-owned assets, and an African State in a dispute over bribery in public works. He also draws on his experience defending criminal fraud charges in Australia, including on behalf of a senior executive of the Reserve Bank of Australia charged with bribery of foreign officials, and a Victorian Senator called before a Royal Commission in connection with alleged misuse of funds.

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Arbitration

Andrew has worked on a number of arbitrations under the LCIA and ICC Rules.  He has also been involved in the enforcement of arbitral awards and anti-suit and anti-enforcement injunctions in aid of arbitral proceedings.  

His experience of international arbitration as a solicitor includes acting for the Russian Federation resisting the enforcement of the $50bn Yukos Award; for a prospector in a $500m Kazakh oil & gas LCIA arbitration and related anti-suit proceedings; and in an ICC arbitration concerning a 6,000 ton/day acid plant in the Middle East.  

Andrew also assisted an LCIA arbitrator in a dispute between Georgian oligarchs.

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Civil Liberties & Human Rights

Andrew has worked on civil liberties cases before the European Court of Human Rights, Supreme Court, Court of Appeal, High Court and various tribunals.

Before coming to the Bar, Andrew worked on constitutional challenges to the following legislative regimes as Associate to the Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia: 

  • the legalisation of same-sex marriage; 
  • limitations on political donations by trade unions; 
  • a mining super-profits tax; 
  • a mandatory minimum sentencing regime;
  • limitations on freedom of association for prohibited organisations; and
  • the criminalisation of sending offensive communications by post to the families of Australian servicemen killed in Afghanistan and Indonesia.

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Public & Regulatory

Andrew accepts instructions in all areas of public and administrative law. He has worked on public law matters for individuals, regulated entities, government and disciplinary bodies.

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Financial Services

Andrew accepts instructions in all areas of financial services. 

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EU & Competition

Andrew accepts instructions in all areas of EU and competition law.  

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Employment

Andrew accepts instructions in employment disputes.  He has worked on matters in the Employment Tribunals and the High Court, including unfair dismissal, whistleblowing, discrimination and entitlement claims and injunctions to enforce garden leave and post-termination restrictions.

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Public International Law

Andrew has experience working on matters concerning state and diplomatic immunity and other questions of public international law.  

As a solicitor, Andrew acted for the Russian Federation resisting the $50bn Yukos award on the grounds of state immunity; and advised the Columbian government on the amnesty deal with FARC through the Vance Centre for International Justice.

He also advised on questions of treaty interpretation and customary international law during his time with the United Nations Assistance to the Khmer Rouge Trials and the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia.

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Private International Law

Many of the matters on which Andrew has worked involve cross-border disputes that raise questions of applicable law or jurisdiction.  Before coming to the Bar, Andrew's practice as a commercial solicitor consisted predominantly of international arbitration which often raised questions of private international law.  He has experience working on anti-suit and anti-enforcement proceedings.

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Achievements

Education

BA (Dist, top of year) (QUT); LLB (First Class, 2nd in year) (QUT); Diplôme d'université avancé d'études françaises (mention très bien) (Université de Besançon); GDLP (ANU); BCL (Dist) (Oxon)

Scholarships

  • Phoenicia Scholarship (2017)
  • Rhodes Scholarship (2014-15)
  • UMAP Scholarship (2011)
  • Vice-Chancellor's Scholarship (2005-09)
  • JASSO Scholarship (2007)

Prizes & Awards

  • Peter Birks Prize for Restitution of Unjust Enrichment (2015)
  • University Medal (2011)
  • Tom Cain Trophy for Outstanding Achievement (2011)
  • Tom Cain Trophy for Best Mooter (2011)
  • Best Trial Lawyer & Best Oralist on 1st day, ICC Trial Competition (2011)
  • Golden Key Asia-Pacific Outstanding Achievement Award (2010)
  • Grand Finalist, Oxford Intellectual Property Moot (2010)
  • Winner & Best Oralist, QUT Senior Moot (2010)
  • Top mark in Administrative Law (2010) 
  • Top mark in Intellectual Property (2009) 
  • Top mark in Criminal Law I at Meijo University, Japan (2007)
  • Winner & Best Oralist, QUT Intellectual Property Moot (2006)
  • Winner & Best Oralist, QUT Torts Moot (2006)
  • Dean's Humanities & Human Services Academic Merit List (2005 & 2006)
  • Prime Minister's Australian Students Prize (2004)
  • Japanese Language Proficiency Test, Level 1 (日本語能力試験一級) (2004)

Publications

  • “The Double Ceiling on Unjust Enrichment: Old Solutions for Old Problems” (2017) 76 Cambridge Law Journal 168-195
  • “The Constitutional Conventions and Constitutional Change: Making Sense of Multiple Intentions” (2017) 38 Adelaide Law Review 49-86 (with H Hobbs)
  • “Provisional Release in International Trials” (Chapter II) in R Mulgrew & D Abels (eds), Research Handbook on the International Penal System (Elgar Publishing, 2016) 23-53
  • “Under the Oak Tree: Institutional Reform in the Deep North” (2014) 88 Australian Law Journal 335-358 (with H Hobbs)
  • “The Great Leap Backwards: Criminal Law Reform with the Hon Jarrod Bleijie” (2014) 36 Sydney Law Review 1-38 (with H Hobbs)
  • “A Historical Perspective on Juvenile Justice Reform in Queensland” (2014) 38 Criminal Law Journal 77-90 (with H Hobbs)
  • “How Far Have We Really Come? Civil and Political Rights in Queensland” (2013) 25 Bond Law Review 166-208 (with H Hobbs)
  • “Pre-Conviction Detention in International Criminal Trials” (2013) 11 Journal of International Criminal Justice 351-377 (Oxford University Press)
  • “Constitutional Interpretation and Fiscal Imbalance” [2013] 2 ALSA Reporter 42-53
  • “Mandatory Sentencing for People Smuggling: Issues of Law and Policy” (2012) 36 Melbourne University Law Review 553-617 (with M Garozzo)
  • “Witness Intimidation at the ad hoc Tribunals: Balancing the Need for Protection against the Rights of the Accused” (2012) 44 George Washington International Law Review 521-537
  • “Enforcement Costs: Some Humanitarian Alternatives to Stronger Patent Rights” (2012) 80 Medico-Legal Journal 22-32 (Royal Society of Medicine Press)
  • “Innocence, Liberty and Provisional Release at the ICTY: A Post-Mortem of ‘Compelling Humanitarian Grounds’ in Context” (2012) 12 Human Rights Law Review 353-374 (Oxford University Press)
  • “Book Review: Electronic Information and the Law” (2012) 32 Queensland Lawyer 165-166
  • “Of Aggression and Diplomacy: The Security Council, the ICC and Jus ad Bellum” (2011) 18 New England Journal of International & Comparative Law 351-367
  • “A Dose of Humanity: Pharmaceutical Patents and the Developing World” (Chapter IV) in J Fong (ed), Intellectual Property Law and Management (Angle Publishing, 2011) 97-144 (with M O’Gorman)
  • “Statutory Damages in Copyright” (2010) 21 Australian Intellectual Property Journal 219-239

Andrew has also held research roles at, and contributed to publications by, the Australian Law Reform Commission; the Queensland Law Reform Commission; the South Asia Human Rights Documentation Centre in New Delhi; and Amnesty International.

Other relevant experience

In 2011, Andrew assisted the judges of Trial Chamber I in the trials of General Ratko Mladić, Jovica Stanišić and Franko Simatović at the ICTY in The Hague; and the Co-Prosecutors at the ECCC in Cambodia in the largest war crimes trial since WWII. 

He has volunteered at the Caxton Community Legal Centre, Homeless Persons' Legal Clinic and Citizens' Advice Bureau.

Andrew maintained a practice as a Japanese-English translator primarily of patents and related materials for 8 years from 2008-15.

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