Andrew’s practice encompasses commercial work, and he is a specialist in dispute resolution (especially arbitration), trusts, and insolvency (corporate and personal). In arbitration, he has acted as counsel, been appointed arbitrator and appointed to give expert evidence on Singapore law. He has also given expert evidence for use in foreign courts and in arbitration and has mediated insolvency disputes. Andrew has also represented the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka as Singapore counsel in an investment treaty arbitration.
Andrew has been consistently noted as a leading restructuring and insolvency lawyer in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific, Chambers Global and Chambers Asia-Pacific, Who’s Who Legal and IFLR1000. In Chambers Asia-Pacific, he has been described as a “prominent figure in the market” and is praised for his “technical skills”, “knowledge and contribution to the profession”. He is “extremely good”, “successful and persuasive in negotiations”. One commentator notes that “he does not just give the black letter of the law; he interprets the law and keeps up with changes”. Andrew has been inducted into The Legal 500 Hall of Fame for Restructuring and Insolvency. He is listed as a “Thought Leader” in Who’s Who Legal: Thought Leaders – Restructuring & Insolvency and is also ranked “Highly Regarded” for his expertise in restructuring and insolvency by IFLR1000.
Andrew is a Fellow of both the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. He is on the panels of arbitrators of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre, the Law Society Arbitration Scheme, the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators and the Asian International Arbitration Centre. He is also a Fellow of the Insolvency Practitioners Association of Singapore, and a Director of the American Arbitration Association-ICDR Ltd.
Andrew is the General Editor of the leading local practitioner’s book entitled Law & Practice of Corporate Insolvency. Andrew has also co-authored two works on personal insolvency: Butterworths Annotations of The Singapore Bankruptcy Act and Law And Practice of Bankruptcy In Singapore and Malaysia. He is also Consultant Editor of Halsbury’s Laws of Singapore volume on Insolvency. On arbitration, he has co-authored the Singapore chapter of the publication Arbitration in Asia. Andrew’s writings have been cited in decisions of the Singapore Court of Appeal, High Court and District Court.
Andrew read law at the National University of Singapore. He is fluent in English and Bahasa Malaysia. In October 2011, Andrew was presented the “Minister for Law Outstanding Volunteer Award”, the highest volunteer award for individuals given by the Ministry of Law Singapore, for providing expertise and helping shape insolvency practice in Singapore.