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).
Since joining One Essex Court, he has been appointed arbitrator in more than 70 LCIA, ICC, UNCITRAL and ad hoc arbitrations, more than half of these as Chairman or Sole Arbitrator. The seats have included London, Geneva, Paris, The Hague, Dubai, Doha, Muscat and Singapore.
He was a UK member 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 has been an officer of the IBA arbitration committee and a past chair of its subcommittee on the recognition and enforcement of arbitral awards.
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. The Legal 500 2020 ranked Andrew as one of its leading individual arbitrators: “An outstanding arbitrator, particularly as chair – thoughtful and diligent”. Chambers UK 2020 ranked Andrew as a leading junior, “Very detailed and meticulous”; whilst Who’s Who Legal 2020 says "Andrew Foyle is "a superb practitioner" and "a great arbitrator" with over 30 years of experience in international arbitration proceedings under most major institutional rules”.
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