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Practice Summary

Andrew has extensive experience of complex and high-value multi-party, multi-jurisdictional commercial litigation and international arbitration.  Notable recent cases include Exxon Chemical Limited & Anr v. Norbert Dentressangle and Ors, in which Andrew appeared (as sole counsel, against leading counsel) for the defendant in 10-day Commercial Court proceedings involving complex contractual arrangements and fraud claims against the third and fourth parties; and Hirco v. Hiranandani in which Andrew acted for the claimants in $300m multi-jurisdictional litigation (London Commercial Court, Isle of Man) and arbitration (LCIA) proceedings arising out of an alleged fraud on investors in a property development in India.  

Prior to transferring to the English Bar (2012), Andrew trained with the State Solicitor’s Office of Western Australia, taught private law (particularly equity and trusts) at the University of Oxford and practised in New York (NY) and London as an associate at Shearman & Sterling LLP.   Since then, he has gained a wide range of experience, appearing in his own right in the Court of Appeal, High Court and County Courts, and being led in substantial, complex and high-value litigation and international commercial arbitration in England and around the world.  

Andrew has a particular interest in unjust enrichment and restitution, which was the subject of his doctorate, and he is the author of a leading text on enrichment (Enrichment in the Law of Unjust Enrichment and Restitution, Oxford, Hart, 2012) that has been cited with approval in the Supreme Court.  

 Andrew is called to the Bar in the state of New York and is able to advise on issues of NY law.