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Andrew joined Watson Farley & Williams in 1990. He specialises in commercial and financial litigation and international arbitration. Andrew has experience in a broad range of commercial and financial disputes but has a substantial track record in the natural resources, offshore oil & gas, energy and shipping, aircraft and transport sectors.
In the natural resources field Andrew has recent disputes experience in areas of commodities trading, trade finance and mining investment disputes. Andrew’s experience in the offshore oil & gas and energy areas covers construction, drilling and service agreement disputes, as well as wider industry disputes such as judicial review in relation to the UK Gas and Electricity Marketing Authority and bilateral investment treaty disputes. Andrew’s shipping experience covers joint venture agreements, shipbuilding, MoA, charterparty and other dry shipping disputes including competition law related disputes. He has recent experience in advising major LNG carriers and SPVs in both charterparty and financial agreements.
Andrew has represented major corporations such as JP Morgan, Teekay, Vivendi, Vitol and Norsk Hydro in international arbitrations with the ICC, LCIA, VIAC and other institutions and London High Court proceedings.
Andrew has experience in funded dispute work and has conducted litigation for claimants with part funded ATE cover and on conditional fee arrangements.
Andrew is recommended in the latest edition of Legal 500 UK, where he is described as a “sophisticated and tenacious litigator” who “leads by example”, is “quick to grasp the client’s commercial priorities” and is “incredibly knowledgeable about international trade and navigates multi-jurisdictional complexities with ease”.