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McDermott Will & Emery UK LLP
22 Bishopsgate
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Commercial Litigaiton/Dispute Resolution


Andrew is a partner, he focuses his practice on commercial and finance disputes and international arbitration. He has a wealth of experience across all sectors and industries, including finance, insolvency, energy, insurance (for policy holders), fraud, commodities, shipping, construction, IT and art theft.

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London > Dispute resolution > International arbitration

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Andrew Savage – McDermott Will & Emery UK LLP

McDermott Will & Emery UK LLP‘s ‘exceptionally strong team of very experienced individuals‘ are consistently mandated for bilateral and multilateral investment treaty-related proceedings. Clients additionally benefit from the firm’s enviable global network. Andrew Savage focuses on high-level international commercial arbitration work, while Michael Darowski is ‘one of the best energy lawyers on the market‘. At counsel level, recently-promoted Romilly Holland maintains an active arbitration practice, and Kimberley Smith and Edward Perkins are the associates to note.

London > Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: mid-market

(Leading individuals)

Andrew SavageMcDermott Will & Emery UK LLP

McDermott Will & Emery UK LLP’s litigation team routinely acts for financial institutions, corporations, contractors, investors and family offices in major disputes; and the practice comprises experts in claims involving finance, energy, healthcare and Pharma, as well as mining, insurance, commodities, shipping, construction and IT-related matters. Andrew Savage is a commercial and finance disputes expert, and senior associate Kimberley Smith acts for investors and private equity funds in a range of contentious mandates. Litigator Jack Thorne joined as partner in August 2022 from Paul Hastings LLP.

London > Industry focus > Emerging markets

McDermott Will & Emery UK LLP has an emerging markets group that is ‘very professional and ready to offer tailored services and adapt to client needs‘. The lawyers are ‘supportive, technically flawless, and practical‘, according to one client. The multi-disciplinary practice handles capital markets, M&A, and finance transactions, and supports development projects in many sectors. Lead partner Ranajoy Basu is ‘available, approachable, responsible, and friendly, and he is able to guide negotiations in a very efficient and pleasant way.‘ He worked with Priya Taneja to assist United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) with setting up a $500m sharia-compliant fund. Litigators Andrew Savage  , who handles commercial and finance disputes and international arbitration, and Michael Darowski, who handles cross-border investment disputes, frequently handle contentious matters in emerging markets. Banking and finance partner Mark Fine and counsel Romilly Holland, who is ‘technically strong and a joy to deal with‘, are also highly recommended.