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Andrew Wanambwa

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Andrew is a partner in the Dispute Resolution team. His practice focuses on domestic and cross-border litigation and dispute resolution.

He is admitted in England and Wales as both a barrister and a solicitor. He is also admitted as a solicitor in Hong Kong and as a legal practitioner in the British Virgin Islands.

Andrew has extensive experience advising major corporate clients, financial institutions and high net worth individuals and has acted for clients in a number of industries, including telecoms, accountancy, fincance, insurance, mining, pharmaceuticals and transport.

He has particular expertise in fraud and economic tort claims, professional liability, shareholder and joint venture disputes, trust disputes, jurisdictional issues and asset-tracing/enforcement matters.

Andrew has advised on several large-scale disputes before the English High Court, including:

- Advising a multinational telecoms company in a £100m+ claim involving breach of fiduciary duty;
- Advising an international bank on a £100m+ professional liability claim against its former legal advisers;
- Advising a large corporate entity on a high value application for the rectification of its pension trust deed.

In addition to his London-based work Andrew has acted in Litigation and arbitral matters involving emerging markets such as Zimbabwe and Pakistan. He has also worked in Hong Kong and the British Virgin Islands. While in Hong Kong he defended a $1.5 billion professional indemnity claim against one of the Big 4 accountancy firms. In the British Virgin Islands he advised on, among other matters, a $600 million economic tort claim involving Russian parties, shareholder disputes and he obtained freezing injuctions in support of foreign and arbitral proceedings.

Andrew also helps his clients avoid formal disputes and has successfully settled a number of matters through mediation and other alternative dispute resolution mechanisms.


Prior to joining Lewis Silkin Andrew was an Associate at Barlow Lyde & Gilbert (2002-2010), Of Counsel at Norton Rose (2010-2014) and a Partner at Ogier in the BVI (2014-2017).




International Bar Association (member of Litigation Committee); RCAN (Russia and CIS Arbitration Network)


1997 - LLB - Warwick University
1998 - LLM - King's College London


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London: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation

Within: Commercial litigation

Lewis Silkin LLP's 'team is very down to earth but with great client-handling skills and experience'. It has significant disputes experience involving international and cross-border litigation, jurisdictional issues, joint venture and shareholder issues, share purchases and warranty claims, as well as disputes in the trusts, partnerships, utilities, construction, competition and civil fraud areas. Simon Chapman leads the dispute resolution group; Mark Lim specialises in high-value and complex international disputes, and Clive Greenwood  has over 30 years’ experience  of litigation, arbitration and mediation cases. Other names to note are Andrew Wanambwa and managing associates Nigel Enticknap and Fraser McKeating, the latter recently promoted.

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