ANDREW FOX’s practice focuses on commercial litigation and international arbitration.
His litigation experience covers a broad spectrum of high-value and business-critical corporate and commercial disputes before the High Court in England and in the courts of many other overseas jurisdictions, principally in the Caribbean. Andrew has particular experience of litigation arising out of, and acting for, major insolvent estates (Lehman Brothers; Kaupthing Bank) and in recent years has acted in many leading cases considering and construing the terms of complex financial derivative products under terms such as the ISDA Master Agreement and other market forms. He also has considerable experience of litigation in the oil and gas and energy sectors, as well as conducting ADR processes arising out of those industries.
Andrew’s arbitration experience includes acting for clients before tribunals constituted under ICC, LCIA, industry body and ad-hoc rules, and he has conducted such proceedings on behalf of clients as an advocate. He has also advised clients in respect of proceedings under HKIAC and SIAC rules and the rules of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce. As part of a small team of Sidley arbitration lawyers, Andrew has also provided assistance on a leading pro bono engagement with the U.S. Agency for International Development/Mongolia Business Plus Initiative, advising the Mongolian Ministry of Justice in their development of a new arbitration statute.
Andrew is recognized in The Legal 500 UK 2022 for Banking and Commercial Litigation, where he is considered as “an exceptional partner” and praised for “his deep technical knowledge.” In a previous edition (2017), clients described him “’a star performer’” and “extremely easy to deal with and very commercial.”