Walkers advises on the laws of Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands (BVI), the Cayman Islands, Guernsey, Ireland and Jersey. We are experienced in all types of international and cross-border transactions covering a broad range of sectors with a particular focus on both contentious and non-contentious corporate and finance law, investment funds, private equity, structured products, capital markets, regulatory and risk advisory, and private capital and trusts.
Walkers delivers clear, concise and practical advice based on an in-depth knowledge of the legal, regulatory and commercial environment in Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Guernsey, Ireland and Jersey.
Andrew joined Walkers' Cayman Islands office in 2013 where he is a Senior Counsel in the Insolvency & Dispute Resolution Group. He is also a member of the firm's Global Arbitration and Global Insurance & Reinsurance practice groups and has a particular interest in high value asset recovery and crypto related dispute resolution. Andrew has 14 years' offshore experience having previously worked in the Middle East.Andrew has a broad practice in commercial litigation, arbitration and alternative dispute resolution, specialising in fraud, asset recovery, contentious insolvency, insurance, professional negligence, real estate and construction disputes.Andrew regularly appears before the Grand Court's specialist Financial Services Division, and has been involved in a number of 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.
Andrew is also an accredited civil/commercial mediator.
Admitted In:Cayman IslandsEastern Caribbean Supreme Court (BVI) - SolicitorEngland and 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, UKLegal Practice Course, University of Exeter, UKChartered Institute of Arbitrators (MCIArb)London School of Mediation (LSM) Accredited Mediator / International Mediation Institute (IMI) Qualified Mediator
Andrew is Vice Chair of the Cayman Islands Chapter of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) (which he co-established) as well as a Committee Member of the Caribbean Branch of CIArb, and is on the advisory committee for the Cayman International Arbitration Centre.He is also a member of the Cayman Islands Legal Practitioners Association and the Law Society of England and Wales, as well as a member of numerous associations including INSOL, LCIA Young International Arbitration Group, ICC Young Arbitrators Forum, and the International Bar Association.