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 instructed in a number of high-value international fraud claims across a range of contexts including conspiracy, misappropriated funds by a director and transactions defrauding creditors within s. 423 of the Insolvency Act 1986.
He is acting in a US$300m fraud concerning forged warehouse receipts in the context of commodities repurchasing agreements in Hong Kong and Singapore (led by David Lewis QC) which proceeded to a five-week trial in the autumn of 2021. David and Andrew appeared in a jurisdiction challenge in the High Court in E,D & F Man Capital Markets Limited v Come Harvest Limited & others  EWHC 1661 (Comm),  I.L.Pr. 40 and the Court of Appeal,  EWCA Civ 2073 concerning the role of multiplicity of proceedings in a Part 11 challenge. Further, Andrew acted as junior counsel to Philip Edey QC in Suppipat v Narongdej, which concerned a US$2bn fraud relating to shares in a Thai wind farm and is cited in The Lawyer’s Top 20 cases of 2022.
Andrew also acts regularly as sole counsel, with a recent example being 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). Andrew also appeared as sole counsel in Schenker Ltd v Negocios Europa Ltd  1 WLR 718;  EWHC 2921 (QB) where he successfully argued that the freight rule applies to airfreight.
Andrew has experience of large-scale, complex arbitrations having acted in 11 inter-linked shipbuilding arbitrations (led by Duncan Matthews QC and Josephine Davies). Andrew was also part of a further Counsel team in the same dispute that successfully defended a s. 69 application in Jiangsu Guoxin Corporation Ltd (formerly known as Sainty Marine Corporation Ltd v Precious Shipping Public Co. Ltd  1 Lloyd’s Rep. 413,  EWHC 1030 (Comm), in which Butcher J held that the prevention principle did not apply to the amended SAJ Form.
Andrew has also been at the forefront of developments in cybersecurity fraud and GDPR breaches and has published several articles on this topic. This includes acting for a large group of claimants in their action for breach of the GDPR following a cyber-security breach.
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 for both Shipping (Rising Stars) and Commodities (Leading Juniors).