Andrew Shaw

Called to the Bar 2013

Andrew’s main areas of practice are insolvency/restructuring, commercial litigation, banking disputes, company law, civil fraud and sport.

Much of Andrew’s work has an international component and he has been instructed in a number of complicated commercial disputes that have occurred within the context of a cross-border insolvency. High profile cases in which he has been instructed in recent years include LBI v Rabobank International, AHAB v Saad Investments Company Ltd and Robert Tchenguiz v Grant Thornton LLP. He has also developed significant experience in relation to the recognition of foreign insolvency proceedings in England and Wales, both under the Cross-Border Insolvency Regulations 2006 and at common law.

Andrew has extensive insolvency and restructuring experience and has been involved in many retail restructurings, including Toys R Us, House of Fraser, the Arcadia Group, Mamas & Papas, L K Bennett and Debenhams. He is also frequently instructed in cases which require the identification and recovery of concealed assets.

Andrew has significant experience of commercial litigation, applications under the Insolvency Act 1986 and applications under the Companies Act 2006. He regularly appears in both the High Court and the County Court as sole counsel.

Andrew has also been instructed by football regulatory bodies in England and Europe in relation to disciplinary proceedings against clubs that have breached financial fair play regulations.

Andrew is a co-author of Corporate Administrations and Rescue Procedures and is a contributor to the forthcoming edition of Rowlatt on Principal and Surety. He has also contributed to Moss, Fletcher and Isaacs on the EU Regulation on Insolvency Proceedings.

Before qualifying as a barrister, Andrew served as a Royal Marines officer for ten years, leaving as a major.


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Commercial Litigation and Arbitration +
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Civil Fraud and Asset Recovery +
Offshore +
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Trusts and Property +
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