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1033 LONDON CHANCERY LANE
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Andrew White QC

Tel:
Work 020 7404 0102
Email:
Web:
www.atkinchambers.com/people/andrew-white-qc/
Atkin Chambers (Atkin Chambers)

Position

Andrew enjoys an international reputation as a commercial silk. He regularly appears as counsel in English High Court litigation, and international and domestic arbitrations, as well as mediations and expert determinations. He is regularly instructed by the world’s largest law firms on behalf of major construction, engineering and energy companies, governments and state entities.

Most of his work is international in nature and in recent years he has acted in disputes in Europe, North and South America, Australia, the UAE and across Asia. He has been instructed as counsel in the Court of Appeal in Gibraltar, in the High Court of Hong Kong and in arbitrations in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Oman, Qatar, Singapore, Hong Kong, Brussels, Gibraltar, and Tanzania. 

Andrew has also been appointed as an arbitrator – both as chair and party-appointed - in UNCITRAL, ICC, SIAC, LCIA and ad hoc arbitrations in England, Singapore, Nigeria, Switzerland, Paris, Trinidad, Australia, New Zealand and New York. In 2018 Andrew was appointed to the approved panel of arbitrators at the Astana International Arbitration Centre (AIAC) in Kazakhstan.

Career

Educated University College Cardiff, LLB (Hons), 1975-79. Megarry Scholar and Hardwicke Scholar of Lincoln's Inn. Called to the Bar 1980, QC 1997, Bencher of Lincoln's Inn 2003.

Member

TECBAR, COMBAR, Western Circuit.


London Bar

Construction

Within: Leading Silks

Andrew White QC - Atkin ChambersA superb advocate, meticulous in preparation.

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Energy

Within: Leading Silks

Andrew White QC - Atkin ChambersHappy to roll his sleeves up and get stuck in; once he gets the bit between his teeth he is unstoppable.

Within: Energy

Atkin Chambers is 'a "go-to" set for energy construction and engineering disputes'. Clients remark that it is 'very strong academically and has excellent counsel' and that the clerks are 'impressive, welcoming and efficient'. It is a commercial set with an international reputation in energy project disputes, including the construction of power generation plants, FPSOs, drilling rigs, and subsea cabling and pipe-laying vessels. Andrew White QC  and Mark Chennells acted in a $400m TCC action arising out of Greater Gabbard Offshore Wind Farm project – one of the biggest cases by quantum in the TCC. Chantal-Aimée Doerries QC handled a high-value claim arising from an EPC project in the Gulf.

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International arbitration: counsel

Within: Leading Silks

Andrew White QC - Atkin ChambersExceptionally talented, very astute, and strategically on the button.

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Professional negligence

Within: Leading Silks

Andrew White QC - Atkin ChambersA real details person; he is more than happy to roll his sleeves up and get stuck in.

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United Arab Emirates: The English bar

Construction

Within: Leading silks

Andrew White QC - Atkin ChambersA remarkable team leader with a calm and reassuring manner.

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