Andrew has extensive international commercial litigation and arbitration experience. His practice focuses on cybersecurity fraud, banking, shipbuilding, shipping, energy, insurance and sport.
He is often instructed to appear both as junior counsel in complex, multi-jurisdictional, high-value cases and as sole counsel in the Commercial Court, Chancery Division and in arbitration. He also has full rights of audience to appear before the AIFC Court in the Republic of Kazakhstan.
Andrew is currently instructed in eleven inter-linked shipbuilding LMAA arbitrations under an amended SAJ Form concerning technical issues in relation to the operation of stern tube bearings (led by Duncan Matthews QC and Josephine Davies). He has recently represented the successful shipowners in defending a s. 69 appeal in these cases in Jiangsu Guoxin Corporation Ltd (formerly known as Sainty Marine Corporation Ltd v Precious Shipping Public Co. Ltd  EWHC 1030 (Comm), in which Butcher J held that the prevention principle did not apply to the amended SAJ Form and that a shipyard must give notice or communicate under various provisions in the amended SAJ Form to move the Delivery (and Cancellation) Date.
Andrew is instructed in a US$300m fraud concerning forged warehouse receipts in the context of commodities repurchasing agreements in Hong Kong and Singapore (led by David Lewis QC). David and Andrew have recently appeared in a jurisdiction challenge in the High Court in E,D & F Man Capital Markets Limited v Come Harvest Limited & others  EWHC 1661 (Comm),  I.L.Pr. 40 and the Court of Appeal,  EWCA Civ 2073 concerning the role of multiplicity of proceedings in a Part 11 challenge.
He has been advising numerous business on their business interruption cover during the COVID-19 crisis and has been advising on COVID-19 as a force majeure event in charterparty disputes.
Andrew has also been at the forefront of developments in cybersecurity fraud and GDPR breaches and has published several articles on this topic. This includes acting for a large group of claimants in their action for breach of the GDPR following a cyber-security breach.
He regularly publishes articles for the Journal of International Banking and Financial Law (JIBFL), the European Business Law Review and the Lloyd’s Maritime & Commercial Law Quarterly. He also sat on the Commercial Bar Association (COMBAR) Brexit Working Groups, which published papers on the impact of Brexit on private international law and on international arbitration.