Andrew Horne > MinterEllisonRuddWatts > Auckland, New Zealand > Lawyer Profile

PO BOX 105 249
New Zealand

Work Department

Dispute Resolution


Partner – Insurance, Co-head of Dispute Resolution division


Andrew specialises in commercial litigation and dispute resolution and also leads our insurance practice. Andrew has particular expertise in commercial and contract disputes, corporate and regulatory issues, financial services, insurance, technology and telecoms.

Andrew has acted for major listed companies and financial institutions in New Zealand and around the world. He is experienced in managing complex, high-value disputes, including taking cases to trial and resolving disputes through mediation. He also helps clients avoid disputes by resolving issues at an early stage.

Andrew began his career as an associate lawyer in MinterEllisonRuddWatts’ dispute resolution team before spending nine years with Clifford Chance in London, the last three as a Partner, where he specialised in commercial disputes with a particular focus on corporate, financial services and technology litigation.

Andrew was admitted to the Bar in New Zealand in 1994 and in England and Wales in 2002.




LLM, University of British Columbia

BA, LLB (Hons First Class), University of Otago

Lawyer Rankings

New Zealand > Insurance

(Leading individuals)

Andrew HorneMinterEllisonRuddWatts

MinterEllisonRuddWatts has ‘deep expertise in insurance claims advocacy work‘ as well as capability in design, drafting and interpretation of insurance policies. It is often appointed to resolve large insurance and broker negligence disputes and maintains a busy practice in reinsurance, property, professional indemnity and general liability work. Andrew Horne leads the practice.

New Zealand > Dispute resolution

(Hall of Fame)

Andrew HorneMinterEllisonRuddWatts

The ‘technically excellent, commercially savvy‘ and ‘highly responsive‘ team at MinterEllisonRuddWatts are best known for representing New Zealand’s leading corporates, banks, public sector bodies and high-profile individuals in a range of commercial litigation matters, spanning regulatory, white collar crime, insolvency and insurance-related disputes It also has a strong track record in cross-border mandates across the Asia-Pacific region. Based in Auckland, Andrew Horne has 25 years’ experience in disputes within the financial services, technology and telecoms sectors. From the same office, Jane Standage regularly acts on investigations by the Financial Markets Authority and Reserve Bank. Oliver Skilton ‘thinks outside the box‘ and is noted for commercial disputes, as is Nick Frith  for insurance disputes and defending negligence claims against brokers. The Wellington office houses Richard Gordon, whose work encompasses banking disputes, property law and insolvency. Stacey Shortall is recommended for environmental, insurance and white-collar criminal issues. Corporate partner Briony Davies is also central to the team.