Andrew has extensive international commercial litigation and arbitration experience. His practice focuses on cybersecurity fraud, banking, shipbuilding, shipping, energy, insurance and sport. He is often instructed to appear both as junior counsel in complex, multi-jurisdictional, high-value cases and as sole counsel in the Commercial Court, Chancery Division and in arbitration.
Andrew is often led in complex high-value, international cases:
- E,D & F Man Capital Markets Limited v Come Harvest Limited & others  EWHC 229 (Comm) in which he acted for the Tenth Defendant in a US$300 million fraud concerning forged warehouse receipts in the context of commodities repurchasing agreements (led by David Lewis KC), which went to the Court of Appeal twice: on jurisdiction,  EWCA Civ 2073, and on the application of the res inter alios acta principle,  EWCA Civ 1704.
- Durnont Enterprises Limited v Fazita Investment Ltd  EWHC 1294 (Ch) in which he acts for the Claimant in a €100 million Part 19 derivative fraud claim (led by Philip Riches KC).
- Newco 10 SARL v Formal Holdings Limited, in which he acts for the Claimant in a €100 million conspiracy to defraud a company by its CEO and his co-conspirators (led by Andrew Ayres KC), during which he appeared unled in an application to uplift security for costs,  EWHC 1112 (Comm).
- Jiangsu Guoxin Corporation Ltd (formerly known as Sainty Marine Corporation Ltd v Precious Shipping Public Co. Ltd  1 Lloyd’s Rep. 413, in which Butcher J held that the prevention principle did not apply to the amended SAJ Form in the context of 11 inter-linked ship-building arbitrations (led by Duncan Matthews KC and Roderick Cordara KC).
- Nigerian AGIP Exploration Ltd v GEC Petroleum Development Company Ltd  EWHC 1412 (Comm) in which he obtained an anti-suit injunction in support of a US$200 million ICC arbitration concerning oil rights in Nigeria (led by Sara Masters KC).
Andrew also acts regularly as sole counsel:
- Giddens v Frost  EWHC 1022 (Comm), in which he acted in a full day of cross-examination in the High Court on limitation in a fraud claim.
- Tonstate Group Limited v Wojakovski  EWHC 1122 (Ch), in which he successfully argued that money held on account by solicitors were not ‘assets’ of the respondent to a freezing injunction and obtained indemnity costs,  EWHC 1995 (Ch).
- Schenker Ltd v Negocios Europa Ltd  1 WLR 718, in which he successfully extended the freight rule to airfreight.
He regularly publishes articles for the New Law Journal (NLJ), the Journal of International Banking and Financial Law (JIBFL), the European Business Law Review and the Lloyd’s Maritime & Commercial Law Quarterly. He also sat on the Commercial Bar Association (COMBAR) Brexit Working Groups, which published papers on the impact of Brexit on private international law and on international arbitration.
Andrew has been ranked in The Legal 500 UK Bar 2022 and 2023 for both shipping (Tier 4) and commodities (Tier 3).Privacy notice