Andrew has a broad commercial practice. He is commonly instructed in complex multi-jurisdictional and high-value commercial disputes, appeals and in international arbitration, including cases featured in The Lawyer's Top 20 Cases of 2019, 2020 and 2022. He is ranked as a "rising star" in civil fraud by the Legal 500. 

Before coming to the Bar, Andrew was an Associate in the commercial litigation and arbitration group at White & Case LLP, where he acted for a range of corporate and sovereign clients across Europe, Africa, the Middle East and the CIS. 

Andrew has been admitted as a lawyer in Australia since 2012.  While in practice in Victoria he appeared regularly and usually unled in criminal and related matters before the Supreme, County and Magistrates' Courts.  Previously he was Associate to the Hon Robert French AC, then Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia.

Andrew taught company law and evidence at the Australian National University and his research has been published in leading English and Australian academic journals.

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Commercial

Andrew's practice encompasses a broad range of commercial claims in the Commercial Court and Chancery Division. He draws on his experience as a commercial disputes solicitor at White & Case LLP, where he was involved in matters across the banking, oil & gas and construction industries.  

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Civil Fraud, Asset Recovery & Injunctive Relief

Andrew is frequently instructed in high value multi-jurisdictional fraud disputes, including matters involving search and freezing orders in England and abroad, and committal for contempt.

As a solicitor, Andrew acted for the Russian Federation in relation to the rigged loans-for-shares auctions of state-owned assets, and an African State in a dispute over bribery in public works. He also draws on his experience defending criminal fraud charges in Australia, including on behalf of a senior executive of the Reserve Bank of Australia charged with bribery of foreign officials, and a Victorian Senator called before a Royal Commission in connection with alleged misuse of funds.

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Competition

Andrew accepts instructions in all areas of EU and competition law.  He is presently instructed as junior counsel in the Trucks Cartel Litigation, which is amongst the largest ongoing competition litigation.

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Arbitration

Andrew has worked on a number of arbitrations under the LCIA and ICC Rules.  He has also been involved in the enforcement of arbitral awards and anti-suit and anti-enforcement injunctions in aid of arbitral proceedings.  

His experience of international arbitration as a solicitor includes acting for the Russian Federation resisting the enforcement of the $50bn Yukos Award; for a prospector in a $500m Kazakh oil & gas LCIA arbitration and related anti-suit proceedings; and in an ICC arbitration concerning a 6,000 ton/day acid plant in the Middle East. Andrew also assisted an LCIA arbitrator in a dispute between Georgian oligarchs.

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Equity, Trusts & Restitution

Many of Andrew's cases involve receipt-based claims in equity, resulting or constructive trusts, and restitution of unjust enrichment. From 2017 to 2020, he was instructed in the Commercial Court and Court of Appeal in a c.£220m claim for restitution of taxes levied ultra vires. He was awarded the Peter Birks Prize for the highest mark in Restitution of Unjust Enrichment on the Bachelor of Civil Law at the University of Oxford, and his research in the area is published in leading journals.

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Intellectual Property

Andrew has experience acting (led and as sole counsel) in copyright and trade mark disputes and appearing in the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court. His research on intellectual property has been published in leading Australian and international journals. 

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Private International Law

Many of the matters on which Andrew has worked involve cross-border disputes that raise questions of applicable law and jurisdiction. Before coming to the Bar, Andrew's practice as a commercial solicitor consisted predominantly of international arbitration which often raised questions of private international law. He has experience with jurisdiction challenges under the common law and European regimes, recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments, and anti-suit and anti-enforcement injunctions.

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Public International Law

Andrew accepts instructions in cases raising issues of public international law, including state and diplomatic immunity.

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Achievements

Education

BA (Dist, top of year) (QUT); LLB (First Class, 2nd in year) (QUT); Diplôme d'université avancé d'études françaises (mention très bien) (Université de Besançon); GDLP (ANU); BCL (Dist) (Oxon)

Scholarships

  • Phoenicia Scholarship (2017)
  • Rhodes Scholarship (2014-15)
  • UMAP Scholarship (2011)
  • Vice-Chancellor's Scholarship (2005-09)
  • JASSO Scholarship (2007)

Prizes & Awards

  • Peter Birks Prize for Restitution of Unjust Enrichment (2015)
  • University Medal (2011)
  • Tom Cain Trophy for Outstanding Achievement (2011)
  • Tom Cain Trophy for Best Mooter (2011)
  • Best Trial Lawyer & Best Oralist on 1st day, ICC Trial Competition (2011)
  • Golden Key Asia-Pacific Outstanding Achievement Award (2010)
  • Grand Finalist, Oxford Intellectual Property Moot (2010)
  • Winner & Best Oralist, QUT Senior Moot (2010)
  • Top mark in Administrative Law (2010) 
  • Top mark in Intellectual Property (2009) 
  • Top mark in Criminal Law I at Meijo University, Japan (2007)
  • Winner & Best Oralist, QUT Intellectual Property Moot (2006)
  • Winner & Best Oralist, QUT Torts Moot (2006)
  • Dean's Humanities & Human Services Academic Merit List (2005 & 2006)
  • Prime Minister's Australian Students Prize (2004)
  • Japanese Language Proficiency Test, Level 1 (日本語能力試験一級) (2004)

Publications

  • "Mistakes and Mispredictions" (2021) 137 Law Quarterly Review 212
  • "Reconsidering Transferred Loss" (2019) 82 Modern Law Review 727
  • "Lessons from History in Dealing with our Most Dangerous" (2018) 41 UNSW Law Journal 319 (with H Hobbs)
  • "The Double Ceiling on Unjust Enrichment: Old Solutions for Old Problems" (2017) 76 Cambridge Law Journal 168
  • "The Constitutional Conventions and Constitutional Change: Making Sense of Multiple Intentions" (2017) 38 Adelaide Law Review 49 (with H Hobbs)
  • "Provisional Release in International Trials" (Chapter II) in R Mulgrew & D Abels (eds), Research Handbook on the International Penal System (Elgar Publishing, 2016) 23
  • "Under the Oak Tree: Institutional Reform in the Deep North" (2014) 88 Australian Law Journal 335 (with H Hobbs)
  • "The Great Leap Backwards: Criminal Law Reform with the Hon Jarrod Bleijie" (2014) 36 Sydney Law Review 1 (with H Hobbs)
  • "A Historical Perspective on Juvenile Justice Reform in Queensland" (2014) 38 Criminal Law Journal 77 (with H Hobbs)
  • "How Far Have We Really Come? Civil and Political Rights in Queensland" (2013) 25 Bond Law Review 166 (with H Hobbs)
  • "Pre-Conviction Detention in International Criminal Trials" (2013) 11 Journal of International Criminal Justice 351 (Oxford University Press)
  • "Constitutional Interpretation and Fiscal Imbalance" [2013] 2 ALSA Reporter 42
  • "Mandatory Sentencing for People Smuggling: Issues of Law and Policy" (2012) 36 Melbourne University Law Review 553 (with M Garozzo)
  • "Witness Intimidation at the ad hoc Tribunals: Balancing the Need for Protection against the Rights of the Accused" (2012) 44 George Washington International Law Review 521
  • "Enforcement Costs: Some Humanitarian Alternatives to Stronger Patent Rights" (2012) 80 Medico-Legal Journal 22 (Royal Society of Medicine Press)
  • "Innocence, Liberty and Provisional Release at the ICTY: A Post-Mortem of 'Compelling Humanitarian Grounds' in Context" (2012) 12 Human Rights Law Review 353 (Oxford University Press)
  • "Book Review: Electronic Information and the Law" (2012) 32 Queensland Lawyer 165
  • "Of Aggression and Diplomacy: The Security Council, the ICC and Jus ad Bellum" (2011) 18 New England Journal of International & Comparative Law 351
  • "A Dose of Humanity: Pharmaceutical Patents and the Developing World" (Chapter IV) in J Fong (ed), Intellectual Property Law and Management (Angle Publishing, 2011) 97 (with M O’Gorman & T Lin)
  • "Statutory Damages in Copyright" (2010) 21 Australian Intellectual Property Journal 219

Andrew has also held research roles at, and contributed to publications by, the Australian Law Reform Commission; the Queensland Law Reform Commission; the South Asia Human Rights Documentation Centre in New Delhi; and Amnesty International.

Other relevant experience

In 2011, Andrew assisted the judges of Trial Chamber I in the trials of General Ratko Mladić, Jovica Stanišić and Franko Simatović at the ICTY in The Hague; and the Co-Prosecutors at the ECCC in Cambodia in the largest war crimes trial since WWII. 

He has volunteered at the Caxton Community Legal Centre, Homeless Persons' Legal Clinic and Citizens' Advice Bureau.

Andrew maintained a practice as a Japanese-English translator primarily of patents and related materials for 8 years from 2008-15.

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