Andrew is an expert in resolving complex commercial disputes, with a particular focus on international arbitration and multi-jurisdiction investigations. He frequently acts for Korean clients, or for international clients who have a dispute or investigation with a Korean nexus. Andrew has particular experience in the construction, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals and financial sectors. He also advises on anti-bribery and corruption compliance.
Andrew has represented clients in international arbitrations under the auspices of several arbitral institutions, including the DIAC, ICC, JCAA, LCIA and SIAC. He has also represented clients in commercial litigation before the English High Court and Court of Appeal, and the DIFC Court of First Instance and Court of Appeal.
Andrew recently spent six months working in the metals and energy team of a top Japanese trading house. He is recognised by Legal 500 (Asia-Pacific) as a key lawyer in our real estate and construction practice.
Andrew’s recent experience includes advising:
- a Korean contractor in SIAC arbitration proceedings seated in Singapore, concerning a shareholder dispute on an Indian power project
- a major Korean bank on the recovery of a substantial investment in a Jersey based derivative-linked securities fund, involving regulatory investigations and associated court proceedings
- a Korean shipbuilding company on a multimillion dollar LCIA arbitration, seated in London and governed by English law, regarding an indemnity for patent infringement
- a Korean contractor on a Dubai-seated ICC arbitration, on a dispute arising out of the construction of a power and desalination plant in Saudi Arabia
- an international banking group on a confidential investigation into allegations of corruption concerning its renewable energy business
- a Japanese contractor in JCAA arbitration proceedings with respect to a valuation dispute concerning two overseas power projects
- the owner/operator of a Bahrain IWPP in ICC arbitration proceedings with its off-taker, involving claims totalling over US$1.5 billion over the construction and operation of the plant
- an Australian developer of renewable energy technology on the successful defence of an application to set aside an ICC arbitral award in the Tokyo District Court
Andrew graduated from the University of Cambridge and was admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales in March 2013. He has previously worked in our London, Dubai and Tokyo offices.