Mr Andrew Bowden-Brown > Shoosmiths LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Shoosmiths LLP
No 1 Bow Churchyard

Work Department

Dispute Resolution and Litigation




Andrew is an experienced solicitor specialising in banking and finance litigation, asset based lending and alternative finance lending, cryptocurrency asset recovery and commercial litigation.

Andrew regularly advises banks and other financial institutions on security and enforcement issues arising out of facility and / or security documentation. These issues range from complex multi-jurisdictional fraud claims to simple debt recovery matters, loss mitigation, contentious and non-contentious insolvency and asset recovery and tracing claims.

In addition, Andrew has extensive experience of dealing with complex commercial and crypto asset recovery litigation. He works alongside leading asset recovery experts to ensure quick, commercial and pragmatic steps are taken to assist victims recover their misappropriated assets.

Andrew’s expertise includes:
•advising on actions against clients and former clients of asset based lenders, banks and other financial institutions, including guarantors, warrantors and indemnifiers
•advising banks and other financial institutions on claims against them by current or former clients and any consequent reports to their respective regulatory bodies. In particular, Andrew has advised banks subject to numerous high-value claims for the alleged mis-selling of various financial products, including invoice finance, asset based lending, secured and unsecured finance, structured collars, swaps, simple collars and cap products
•advising numerous individuals and institutions on civil and criminal recovery options following theft of their crypto / virtual / NFT assets
•working alongside insolvency practitioners advising on fraud investigations, administrations, liquidations and provisional liquidations, actions against bankrupts, directors and third parties and obtaining relief under the Insolvency Act, such as wrongful trading, transactions at undervalue, preference and misfeasance
•advising on bespoke facility and security documentation in connection with prospective clients (including assisting credit committees), reviewing and amending intercreditor documents, undertaking security reviews and re-negotiating / taking new security during the course of a facility and assisting the business to create and maintain an “exit plan” for distressed or defaulting businesses
•advising on professional negligence claims against solicitors, accountants and other professional advisers

Specialist areas include: asset based lending, invoice finance, fraud, commercial litigation, trade finance, supply chain finance, construction, insolvency and restructuring, director disqualification, debt recovery, cryptocurrency asset recovery and other digital currencies and professional negligence

Lawyer Rankings

London > Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: mid-market

Fielding ‘an excellent team with terrific strength in depth‘, Shoosmiths LLP undertakes large numbers of major commercial disputes. Examples include shareholder conflicts, contract breaches, negligence, and fraud and misrepresentation matters. The practice is also experienced in breaches of warranty claims following M&A transactions. Bill Molloy acts in disputes concerning outsourcing, large-scale procurements, shareholder conflicts, and commercial issues, which frequently comprise multi-jurisdictional elements; Susie Wakefield handles a range of commercial disputes, in addition to leading the commercial insurance team; Daren Allen is an expert in fraud, bribery, corruption, and money laundering; and Elliot Bishop is ‘a standout lawyer‘. At associate level, principal Matthew MacLachlan leads the firm’s contentious privacy offering, and senior John Shirley-Rakhra maintains a broad disputes practice. During 2022, banking and finance litigation partner Andrew Bowden-Brown was hired from Francis Wilks & Jones, while former partner Philip Tansley joined Osborne Clarke LLP.