Andrew Gibson

Andrew Gibson

Senior Counsel

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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. 

Prior to joining Walkers, Andrew worked in the Litigation practice group of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP in Dubai. During that time he 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
Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (BVI) - Solicitor
England 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, UK
Legal Practice Course, University of Exeter, UK
Chartered 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.

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