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Arbitration 2020

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Andrew Foyle is "a superb practitioner" and "a great arbitrator" with over 30 years of experience in international arbitration proceedings under most major institutional rules. ​


Before transferring to the Bar and joining One Essex Court in June 2006, Andrew had been a partner at Lovells (now Hogan Lovells) for 24 years, and was the head of the firm's international arbitration practice. He was senior partner of the Hong Kong office from 1994 to 1998.

In more than 40 years of legal practice, he has dealt with a wide range of commercial disputes, including those arising from share acquisition agreements, joint ventures, the financial services and banking sector, construction contracts, sale of goods, the oil industry, defence contracts, insurance and technology disputes.

Since joining One Essex Court, he has been appointed arbitrator in more than 70 LCIA, ICC, UNCITRAL and ad hoc arbitrations, more than half of these as chairman or sole arbitrator. The seats have included London, Geneva, Paris, The Hague, Dubai, Doha, Muscat and Singapore.

He was a UK member of the ICC Court of Arbitration from 2006 to 2012.

He is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a member of the LCIA. He is on the panel of arbitrators of the ICDR, HKIAC and CIETAC.

He has been an officer of the IBA arbitration committee and a past chair of its subcommittee on the recognition and enforcement of arbitral awards.

His standing in international arbitration has been recognised by the leading legal directories: The Legal 500 2019 ranks him as one of its leading arbitrators at the Bar. Chambers UK 2019 ranks him as a leading junior. He was runner-up in the 2015 GAR best prepared/most responsive arbitrator award.

National Leader

WWL Ranking: Recommended
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