Andrew is an expert in resolving complex commercial disputes, with a particular focus on arbitration, mediation and negotiated settlement. He frequently acts for Japanese and Korean clients, or for international clients who have a dispute with a Japanese or Korean nexus. Andrew has extensive experience in the construction and infrastructure, manufacturing and pharmaceuticals sectors. He also advises on anti-bribery and corruption compliance and related matters.
Andrew has represented clients in arbitrations under the auspices of several arbitral institutions, including the DIAC, ICC, JCAA, LCIA and SIAC. He has also represented clients in commercial litigation matters before the English High Court and Court of Appeal, and the DIFC First Instance and Court of Appeal. Andrew recently spent six months working in the metals and energy team of the legal division of a top Japanese trading house. He is recognised by Legal 500 (Asia-Pacific) as a key lawyer in HSF Tokyo’s real estate and construction practice.
Andrew’s recent experience includes advising:
- 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
- a Korean contractor in SIAC arbitration proceedings seated in Singapore, on a dispute concerning issues arising out of a power plant in India
- a Korean shipbuilding company on a multimillion dollar LCIA arbitration, seated in London and governed by English law, regarding an indemnity for patent infringement
Andrew graduated from the University of Cambridge (Fitzwilliam College) and was admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales in March 2013. He has previously worked in the firm’s London and Dubai offices.