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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¬†acts in large-scale corporate investigations and fraud related disputes globally. The firm is acting for the claimant Sovcomflot as part of the Fiona Trust Litigation in a matter worth $85m. Tom Hibbert¬†heads the department, supported by Stuart Shepherd, who is ‚Äėan indefatigable and tenacious litigator with an encyclopaedic knowledge of shipping law and an ideal litigator in complex multi-jurisdictional fraud cases‚Äô. Chris Ross¬†was promoted to partner and Jonathan Cary¬†rejoined the London office from Hong Kong. Andy McGregor¬†¬†is also recommended.

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London: Dispute resolution

Banking litigation: investment and retail

Within: Banking litigation: investment and retail

'One of the best firms for a client up against a big financial institution', RPC's conflict-free practice is able to act against investment banks for parties such as European regional banks, pension funds, hedge funds, other asset managers, and the investment vehicles of high-net-worth individuals. Representative work for the 'sound, concise, precise and effective team' includes disputes involving corporate bonds, hybrid products and complex structured investment products as well as disputes involving loan facilities and fraud; and the practice has experienced increasing amounts of insolvency and restructuring work. It acted for Cypriot company MountainPeak Trading, a wholly- owned subsidiary of German company Adler Real Estate, in its claim against Citibank in the English High Court for damages arising from an alleged overpayment under a facility agreement; the case raises interesting issues regarding the law of duress in a commercial setting. Department head Tom Hibbert 'must be about the best litigator around when going against a bank'; Simon Hart 'really knows his subject'; and Andy McGregor is 'a high- class performer'. Davina Given and Parham Kouchikali are also highly regarded. Jonathan Cary returned to London from the Hong Kong office and Chris Ross was made partner. Alan Williams is a key senior associate.

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Commercial litigation

Within: Commercial litigation

In addition to handling mainstream commercial disputes work, RPC fields a number of specialist contentious teams covering banking and finance, commodities, tax, employment, real Estate, IP, IT and insurance along with international arbitration, construction, competition and media. The team acted for Ingenious Media Holdings, a media production and finance company (and related companies and directors), in High Court claims brought by a large number of investors; the claims relate to alleged losses said to arise from investments into various film production partnerships and investors' ability to claim sideways loss tax relief. Commercial disputes head Geraldine Elliott has particular expertise in handling warranty claims, shareholder and joint venture disputes, and asset and financial recovery; and Tom Hibbert is global commercial disputes head. Simon Hart, Andy McGregor, Tim Brown, Rupert Boswall, Davina Given, and Parham Kouchikali and Stuart Shepherd are also key practitioners, while Jonathan Cary returned to the London office from Hong Kong. The key senior associates are Daniel Wyatt, Charlotte Henschen (née Ducker) and Matthew Evans.

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International arbitration

Within: International arbitration

RPC's 'overall service is excellent'. The team acts in arbitrations involving construction and engineering, international trade, finance, transport, IP, energy, insurance and reinsurance. Jonathan Wood leads the international arbitration practice; Wood is 'very experienced in all forms of international arbitration - he is calm, professional and has very good judgment'. Other key advisers are Stuart Shepherd, a commodity disputes expert, and Andy McGregor, who acts in finance-related disputes and those emanating from Russia and CIS and Middle East markets.

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