Andrew was called to the English Bar and joined One Essex Court in 2006 to develop his practice as an arbitrator in international arbitration. Prior to that, Andrew had been a solicitor and was a partner at Lovells (now Hogan Lovells) for 24 years. While at Lovells he was head of the firm’s international arbitration practice (from 1998 to 2006) and was senior partner of the Hong Kong office (from 1994 to 1998).
In more than 40 years of legal practice, he has dealt with a wide range of commercial disputes, including those arising from share acquisition agreements, joint ventures, the financial services and banking sector, construction contracts, sale of goods, the oil industry, defence contracts, insurance and technology disputes.
He is regularly appointed as an arbitrator in international arbitrations, including LCIA, ICC and UNCITRAL arbitrations, as sole arbitrator, chairman and as a party appointee.
He was one of the UK members of the ICC Court of Arbitration from 2006 to 2012 and a member of the drafting sub-committee of the ICC task force, which revised the ICC Rules of Arbitration and which came into force on 1 January 2012.
He is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a member of the LCIA. He is on the panel of arbitrators of the ICDR, the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre and the Chinese International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission.
He is a member of the arbitration committee of the IBA and a past chair of its subcommittee on the recognition and enforcement of arbitral awards. He has also been the editor of Dispute Resolution International, published by the IBA.
His experience and reputation in international arbitration have been recognised by a number of the leading legal directories, including Legal Experts, Legal 500, Chambers UK, Chambers Global and Global Arbitration Review. He was runner up for the 2015 GAR Best prepared/most responsive arbitrator award. Whos Who Legal 2017 says "Andrew Foyle deals with disputes in numerous industries and is "without a doubt one of the most gifted arbitrators".
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