Andrew Wass > Withers LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile
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Andrew is a commercial litigator, focusing on financial services disputes.
After university, Andrew pursued a career outside the law, working in a variety of industries including time as an inter-dealer broker in the foreign exchange market. He has considerable experience in contentious financial services and has unique insight into the financial markets and their specialist products.
Andrew’s other contentious experience includes professional negligence claims, sport, civil fraud and judicial review. He is also a qualified CEDR Mediator.
Called to the Bar 1986; worked in various industries, including financial markets, television post-production and residential property development 1987-2002; also ran a private investment portfolio; qualified as a solicitor 2004; partner Withers 2010 to date.
Financial Services Lawyers Association; Middle Temple; Bar Council; and Law Society.
Kings College School, Wimbledon; University of Nottingham; City University; Inns of Court School of Law; Trinity Hall, Cambridge.
Shooting, golf, cycling, football, rugby, theatre, reading.
Withers LLP‘s commercial litigation practice covers asset recovery and enforcement work, contract and company disputes, financial services claims, fraud, and white-collar defence and investigations. The team also acts in professional negligence, insurance, and restructuring and insolvency-related litigation. Global dispute resolution CEO Peter Wood ‘always attracts the big cases and the big clients‘; Roberto Moruzzi is a renowned international commercial litigator; and Tatiana Menshenina is experienced in disputes involving Russia, Ukraine and the CIS. Also key to the practice, Andrew Wass acts in financial mis-selling claims; and civil fraud head Stephen Ross is ‘great with clients‘; Eleni Polycarpou co- heads the firm’s international arbitration group; Lesley Timms is ‘an excellent lawyer‘; and Sinead Harris is a specialist in disputes involving contentious insolvency, fraud, asset recovery, and enforcement issues. Financial services disputes partner Henry Farris joined from Mishcon de Reya LLP in March 2023.
- Commercial litigation: mid-market London > Dispute resolution
- Leading individuals London > Dispute resolution > Banking litigation: investment and retail
Top Tier Firm Rankings
- Private client > Agriculture and estates
- Private client > Charities and not-for-profit
- Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: mid-market
- Private client > Contentious trusts and probate
- Private client > Court of protection
- Private client > Family
- Dispute resolution > Banking litigation: investment and retail
- Real estate > Property litigation
- Private client > Personal tax, trusts and probate
- Employment > Senior executives
- Private client > Art and cultural property
- Private client > Family: mediation
- Corporate and commercial > M&A: Smaller Deals, £10m-£100m
- Dispute resolution > Public international law
- TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Reputation management
- Real estate > Residential property
- Dispute resolution > International arbitration
- Corporate and commercial > Venture capital
- Public sector > Education: institutions
- Public sector > Education: schools
- Corporate and commercial > Financial services: contentious
- Crime, fraud and licensing > Fraud: civil
- Employment > Immigration
- Insurance > Professional negligence
- Risk advisory > Regulatory investigations and corporate crime (advice to corporates)
- Employment > Employers
- Crime, fraud and licensing > Fraud: white-collar crime (advice to individuals)