Andrew McIntyre

Year of Call: 2011

Clerk: Julian Hawes

Andrew McIntyre

Year of Call: 2011

Clerk: Julian Hawes


Andrew practises in all areas of Chambers’ work.

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 and global antitrust actions. 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.

practice areas

Andrew has experience in all areas of Chambers’ work. He regularly appears on his own in the High Court and in the county courts.


Andrew worked extensively on cross-border commercial transactions and disputes at Yanagida and Partners. His recent experience of commercial litigation includes:

  • Medical Research Council v Celltech: dispute about royalties payable on sales of pharmaceutical products under a complex chain of licences and sub-licences
  • Acting for a Russian bank in a wide-ranging and high-value dispute with an ‘oligarch’ client
  • Advising on an application for a worldwide freezing injunction in relation to an ongoing LCIA arbitration (with Michael Swainston QC)
  • Almond v MGM Advantage Holdings: claim for breach of contract by a CEO in the financial services industry
  • Acting for a commercial enterprise in a High Court application for an urgent injunction to restrain the sale of assets
  • Advising on an 'unfair prejudice' petition arising out of a dispute between company directors in the financial sector
  • QOGT Inc v International Oil and Gas Technology Fund: claim for breach of contract and counterclaim for breach of fiduciary duties in a dispute between joint managers of a large investment fund (as a pupil, with Andrew Henshaw QC)
  • OMV Supply and Trading AG v Kazmunaygaz Trading AG: claim for breach of contract in a dispute between oil and gas trading companies (as a pupil, with Nicholas Saunders)

Public Law

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:

  • British Gas Trading v Gas and Electricity Markets Authority: appeal under the Electricity Act 1989 against electricity distribution price controls (acting for UK Power Networks)
  • R (People & Business Development Ltd) v Skills for Care and Development: judicial review of apprenticeship framework policy in the early years education sector
  • Z v Croatia: application to the European Court of Human Rights in respect of State’s failure to prosecute war crimes and grave breaches of the Geneva Conventions
  • R (Philip Morris) v Secretary of State for Health: claim for judicial review relating to Directive 2014/40/EU on tobacco products
  • R (Sandiford) v Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: challenge under the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights to the Foreign Office’s refusal to fund a lawyer for a British citizen sentenced to death in Bali (as a pupil, with Martin Chamberlain QC)
  • R (MM & DM) v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions: challenge under the Equality Act 2010 to the eligibility criteria for Employment Support Allowance (as a pupil, with Martin Chamberlain QC)

Andrew has also advised and assisted various public bodies, including the OFT, OFGEM, the Pensions Regulator, the Ministry of Defence and UK Trade & Investment.


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:

  • WR Grace v European Chemicals Agency: appeal by a chemical manufacturer against a substance evaluation decision under the REACH Regulation
  • GTS Gas Turbine Services v Rolls-Royce: damages claim under Article 102 TFEU for alleged abuse of dominant position in the gas turbine aftermarket
  • Advising a large multinational company on compliance with EU dairy product regulations (with Fidelma Macken SC)
  • Advising a major international manufacturer on registration of colour trade marks (with Fidelma Macken SC)
  • R (Peel Investment (North) Ltd) v Health and Safety Executive: challenge under Directive 96/82/EC, the Control of Major Accident Hazard Regulations and the ECHR to the HSE’s alleged refusal to provide information (as a pupil, with Martin Chamberlain QC)
  • Ruukki Group OYJ v Rautaruukki OYJ: appeal against a decision of the Trade Marks Registry in a dispute over the use of a trade mark in the furniture manufacturing industry (as a pupil, with Nicholas Saunders)
  • Advising the OFT on proposed changes to its policy in competition enforcement cases (as a pupil, with Andrew Henshaw QC)

Career & Qualifications


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)

  • Student of the Year, Lincoln’s Inn
  • Lord Scarman Scholarship (best overall performance on the BPTC)
  • OUP Prize for Advocacy and Procedure
  • ICLR Busfield Prize for Opinion Writing

2008        LLM, Harvard Law School   

  • Henigson Human Rights Fellowship
  • Kennedy Scholarship

2007        BA (First Class Hons), University of Oxford

  • Wronker Prize for Jurisprudence
  • First Prize, The Times Law Awards
  • Lord Mansfield Scholarship, Lincoln’s Inn
  • Sweet & Maxwell Prize for Best Overall Performance in Oxford Law Moderations

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