Legal 500, 2021
MFB has an excellent reputation in the commercial shipping market and the firm clearly places a heavy emphasis on working closely with its clients and understanding their business requirements.
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Andrew was educated at Birmingham University, qualifying as a solicitor in England and Wales in 1982 and in Hong Kong in 1986. He worked at the Hong Kong office of Richards Butler (now Reed Smith) for 13 years, returning to their London office in 1999. He joined MFB in 2005.
Andrew has considerable experience dealing with shipping disputes in the Far East, which he visits frequently.
Andrew’s practice areas include charterparty and bill of lading disputes, P&I and Defence work, shipbuilding disputes, marine insurance and maritime arbitration. Andrew acts for shipowners, charterers, P&I Clubs, ship operators and managers, cargo and hull underwriters, reinsurers, banks, container leasing companies, commodity producers and traders. He is regularly named as a leading shipping lawyer in The Legal 500 and in The Legal 500 2021 rankings was named as a "brilliant practitioner". Andrew was listed in The Legal 500’s inaugural Hall of Fame in 2018.