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Practice Summary

Andrew is an experienced court-room advocate with a broad commercial practice that spans contractual disputes, economic and statutory torts, and civil fraud. He is often instructed in cases with technical or complex subject matter (including software and pharmaceutical disputes), has particular experience of intellectual property litigation, and is familiar with all major of the arbitral institutions and rules (LCIA, ICC, HKIAC, VIAC, SCC, UNITRAL, ICSID). He has recently spent a significant amount of time living and working in Moscow and is a trusted advisor to UHNWIs.

Andrew regularly appears in his own right and has experience appearing unled against silks and senior juniors. In the last 2 years alone, he has been instructed as sole counsel for trials in the Commercial Court, Chancery Division, and Patents Court. In the same time, he has successfully defended two committal applications (including one centring on allegations of fraud and forgery that was widely reported in the broad sheet press) as well as appearing in and advising on (both led and unled) arbitral claims with a cumulative value in excess of $2bn (including a $600mn investment dispute in the Permanent Court of Arbitration).

Andrew is currently a visiting lecturer in trade mark law at the University of London's Centre for Commercial Legal Studies and in 2020 gave a number of seminars on English commercial law to students at Moscow State University. Before coming to the Bar, Andrew was a research scientist at Oxford where he completed a doctorate in anti-cancer drug design and taught undergraduate organic chemistry.