Andrew Gibson

Andrew Gibson

Senior Counsel

T +1 345 814 4573
M +1 345 526 4573
E andrew.gibson@walkersglobal.com

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Andrew Gibson joined Walkers' Cayman Islands office in August 2013 where he is a Senior Counsel in the Insolvency & Dispute Resolution Group.

Andrew specialises in commercial litigation, cross border dispute resolution, contentious insolvency, fraud, real estate and construction litigation, international arbitration and alternative dispute resolution.

Andrew regularly appears before the Grand Court's specialist Financial Services Division, and has been involved in a number of recent high profile disputes, including AHAB v SICL & Others; the most significant fraud trial, both in terms of value and length, ever to be heard in the Cayman Islands where the claims and counterclaims at their height amounted to over US$17 billion. In particular, Andrew played a central role in the electronic discovery process, in which millions of documents in a multitude of languages were critically analysed across eight countries – the largest ever document review to be managed from the Cayman Islands.

Andrew was also involved in the multi-jurisdictional high profile corruption proceedings of Republic of Djibouti & Others v Abdourahman Boreh & Others.

Andrew is an arbitration specialist and has experience of working under a variety of institutional rules including ICC, LCIA, AAA, DIAC and DIFC-LCIA. Andrew advises on all matters relating to arbitration in the Cayman Islands, including validity of arbitration agreements, procedural issues, interim measures, and enforcement of foreign and domestic arbitral awards.

Prior to joining Walkers, Andrew worked in the Litigation Practice Group of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. During this time Andrew also spent six months on secondment with GFH Capital Limited, one of the Middle East's leading private equity investors, advisors and fund managers.

Admitted In:
Cayman Islands
England & Wales (not practising)
Registered Part Two Legal Practitioner of the Courts of the Dubai International Finance Centre (DIFC) (not practising)

Qualifications:
Bachelor of Laws (LLB), University of Wales, Swansea
Legal Practice Course, University of Exeter
Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (MCIArb)

Andrew is a member of the Law Society of England & Wales, and the Cayman Islands Law Society. Andrew is also a member of numerous associations including INSOL, the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (MCIArb), LCIA Young International Arbitration Group (YIAG), ICC Young Arbitrators Forum (YAF) and the International Bar Association. Andrew served on the ADR Committee for the Qatar Financial Centre (QFC) Civil & Commercial Court, and was a member of the DIFC Courts Pro Bono Programme.

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