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TOWER BRIDGE HOUSE, ST KATHARINE'S WAY, LONDON, E1W 1AA, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 3060 6000
Fax:
Fax 020 3060 7000
DX:
600 LONDON CITY
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Web:
www.rpc.co.uk

Andy McGregor

Tel:
Work 020 3060 6188
Email:
Web:
www.rpc.co.uk/people/andy-mcgregor
RPC

Work Department

Dispute resolution

Position

Andy McGregor is RPC's Head of Civil Fraud and specialises in complex, high value international litigation and arbitration with a long history of working on high profile cases. He focuses on fraud and financial disputes and has extensive experience of disputes involving Russia/CIS and those arising from structured finance and derivatives, including CDOs and credit default swaps. Andy generally acts for institutional investors, including hedge funds and non-UK banks and corporations, and high-net-worth individuals.

Andy has over 14 years' experience working on some of the largest cases that have been before the English High Court. These include:
Sumitomo v Credit Lyonnais (value $2.6bn)
Sibir Energy v Abramovich (value $1.5bn)
Total SA v Chevron (the Buncefield litigation, value £750m)

For the past six years Andy has worked on three of The Lawyer's Top 20 cases for the year, Fortress v Blue Skye in 2012, CF Partners v Barclays in 2013 and Bank St Petersburg v Arkhangelsky in 2014 to 2019.

Career

Trained Ashurst; qualified 2003; Ashurst 2001-10; RPC 2010; partner 2012.

Education

Somerville College, Oxford, MA (History); College of Law, London, Common Professional Examination; College of Law, London, Legal Practice Course.


London: Crime, fraud and licensing

Fraud: civil

Within: Fraud: civil

RPC has particular experience of fraud cases with connections to Russia and the CIS, as well as a strong track record on bank litigation. Clients include European regional banks, pension funds, hedge funds, other asset managers and the investment vehicles of high-net-worth individuals. Team Andy McGregor - who 'never puts a foot wrong' - focuses on high value fraud disputes and is adept at handling issues arising out of US sanctions. Sam Tate joined the firm as partner in 2018 from financial crime consultancy Exiger, where he had worked closely with new SFO director Lisa Osofsky.

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London: Dispute resolution

Banking litigation: investment and retail

Within: Banking litigation: investment and retail

RPC's 'depth and availability is superb'. The banking and financial markets disputes team is one of the few City firms that is able to act for European regional banks, pension funds, hedge funds, and the investment vehicles of high-net-worth individuals against investment banks. It is also regularly involved in contentious insolvency and restructuring situations. Simon Hart is head of financial disputes, global head of commercial disputes Tom Hibbert, who is 'heads and shoulders above the rest of the banking litigation community', also leads the banking and financial litigation team, and Andy McGregor has extensive experience of managing banking disputes that arise from structured finance and derivatives. Alan Williams was made partner and Charlotte Henschen and Dan Hemming are experienced senior associates.

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