Andrew practises in all areas of Chambers’ work. His recent cases include two of The Lawyer’s Top 20 Cases of 2019 (Slater & Gordon v Watchstone, HP and Autonomy v Lynch and Hussain) and one of its Top 20 Cases of 2018 (Tchenguiz v Grant Thornton). He has also acted in a number of leading public law cases, including Re Charlie Gard and Rahmatullah v Ministry of Defence.
Before coming to the Bar, Andrew was a UN legal officer at the Khmer Rouge tribunal in Cambodia. He had previously worked for Yanagida and Partners, a leading law firm in Tokyo, where he advised on the UK, EU and US law aspects of international commercial disputes. Prior to that, he worked in the Constitutional Litigation Unit of the Legal Resources Centre in Johannesburg and as a postgraduate fellow of Harvard Law School.
Andrew has degrees from Oxford University and Harvard Law School. He graduated at the top of his class on the BPTC and won the Student of the Year award at Lincoln’s Inn in 2011.
Andrew worked extensively on cross-border commercial disputes at Yanagida and Partners. His recent experience of commercial litigation includes:
Andrew has broad experience of domestic and international human rights litigation, having worked on Constitutional Court cases in South Africa, Alien Tort Statute claims in the United States, applications to the European Court of Human Rights and judicial review claims in the UK. Recent cases include:
At Yanagida and Partners, Andrew worked on several global antitrust cases, including major enforcement actions in the auto parts and garment industries. At Brick Court, his experience of EU and competition law includes:
2011-14 Associate Legal Officer/Greffier, UN Assistance to the Khmer Rouge Trials, Phnom Penh
2012-13 Pupil, Brick Court Chambers
2009-10 Foreign Law Advisor, Yanagida & Partners, Tokyo
2008-09 Human Rights Fellow, Legal Resources Centre, Johannesburg
2011 BPTC, The City Law School (Outstanding)
2008 LLM, Harvard Law School
2007 BA (First Class Hons), University of Oxford