Andrew is an experienced advocate who acts and advises on complex and high value disputes both in England & Wales and internationally. He is particularly experienced with lengthy and complex technology, software, and pharmaceuticals disputes, particularly those with a heavy scientific focus.
He is also comfortable with civil fraud and investment claims. As Co-Head of International Disputes at Egorov, Puginsky, Afanasiev and Partners in Moscow, Andrew was exposed to all the major arbitral institutions and rules and worked on a number of complicated cross-border / multi-jurisdictional disputes, including: (i) a defence to a $1bn fraud claim centred on Jersey (but with satellite disputes in Russia, Ukraine and China); and (ii) a $600m investment dispute in the Permanent Court of Arbitration.
Andrew is praised by clients for his no-nonsense approach to issues that seeks to identify how litigation can be used to achieve commercial results, rather than simply being an end in itself. He is comfortable on his feet, and has appeared without a leader for trials in the Chancery Division, Commercial Court, and Patents Court, as well as in arbitrations in London, Vienna, and Moscow.