The members of 20 Essex are delighted to announce that Andrew Fulton will be joining chambers on 26 March 2012.
Andrew is currently with the US litigation firm Quinn Emanuel where he advises and appears in a range of financial and commercial disputes, often with an international flavour. His practice in recent years has focused on capital markets, derivatives and structured products. This has included Haugesund Kommune v Depfa ACS Bank, a €190m credit default swap dispute against UBS and ongoing litigation against Barclays over a series of regulatory capital transactions. Andrew also has broad commercial experience and is a member of the Quinn Emanuel team representing Oleg Deripaska in his high-profile Commercial Court dispute with Michael Cherney.
As an advocate, Andrew has appeared in a variety of trials and arbitrations and also in the Court of Appeal and House of Lords. Reported cases include Koo Golden East v Bank of Novia Scotia  QB 717, Force India Formula 1 Team Ltd v Etihad Airways PJSC  ETMR 54 v and Winnetka v Julius Baer International Ltd  Bus LR 1006.
Iain Milligan QC, head of chambers at 20 Essex Street says “We are delighted to welcome Andrew to chambers. His arrival will add to our acknowledged expertise in derivatives and complement the general commercial work undertaken by our members. We have no doubt his addition to our membership will be welcomed by our clients”.
Richard East, joint head of Quinn Emanuel’s London office alongside Sue Prevezer QC, also gave his response: “We are very disappointed to lose Andrew, who has made a fantastic contribution to the development and growth of QE London. We wish him the very best in his career at the Bar and hope to work with him in the near future.”
This is the third recent addition to 20 Essex Street in 2012. It was announced only last week that insolvency specialists Stephen Atherton QC and Blair Leahy, formerly of South Square Chambers, had joined 20 Essex Street. Andrew’s recruitment underlines the commitment of members towards providing clients with a comprehensive service and reinforces its position as a forward-looking and progressive chambers seeking to provide a first class service.