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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 > Commercial litigation: mid-market

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Andrew SavageMcDermott Will & Emery UK LLP

McDermott Will & Emery UK LLP’s litigation department is well known for high-value disputes that are frequently internationally focused; and its experience covers contract disputes, security enforcement and insolvency, along with whistleblower claims, economic torts, and privacy and data breach. Andrew Savage focuses on commercial and finance disputes, along with international arbitration; recently promoted counsel Armando Neris is a former Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP lawyer; and senior associate Kimberley Smith is experienced in energy, commodities and construction-related contractual disputes.

London > Industry focus > Emerging markets

McDermott Will & Emery UK LLP continues to build a strong presence in emerging markets work from its London office, having hired Ranajoy Basu and Priya Taneja two years ago. Both are experienced in finance transactions, including structured finance, complex securitisations, debt capital markets and high yield related deals, and they have at their disposal a range of talent in capital markets, corporate and M&A, banking and finance, commodities and derivatives matters. Corporate partner Mark Fine assisted Africa-focused oil and gas production and development company Sirius Petroleum PLC with the acquisition of a stake in COPDC Petroleum Development Company Limited, which has executed agreements with Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation to develop onshore projects. The firm is also active in cross-border disputes with litigator Andrew Savage and associate Romilly Holland  key members of a team representing Amnesty International in various disputes with the Government of India, including advice on a potential investment treaty arbitration.

London > Dispute resolution > International arbitration

McDermott Will & Emery UK LLP‘s international arbitration team represents states and private entities in proceedings under bilateral and multilateral investment treaties and free trade agreements. It is also active in commercial arbitrations. Team head Andrew Savage is ‘a fantastic lawyer‘, while associates Romilly Holland, Kimberley Smith and Edward Perkins are also active practitioners. In 2021, the London office recruited partner Michael Darowski and ‘superstar‘ counsel Armando Neris from Gowling WLG and Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP, respectively.