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Andrew White QC

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Atkin Chambers (Atkin Chambers)


Andrew enjoys an international reputation as a commercial silk. He regularly appears as counsel in English High Court litigation, and international and domestic arbitrations, as well as mediations and expert determinations. He is regularly instructed by the world’s largest law firms on behalf of major construction, engineering and energy companies, governments and state entities.

Most of his work is international in nature and in recent years he has acted in disputes in Europe, North and South America, Australia, the UAE and across Asia. He has been instructed as counsel in the Court of Appeal in Gibraltar, in the High Court of Hong Kong and in arbitrations in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Oman, Qatar, Singapore, Hong Kong, Brussels, Gibraltar, and Tanzania. 

Andrew has also been appointed as an arbitrator – both as chair and party-appointed - in UNCITRAL, ICC, SIAC, LCIA and ad hoc arbitrations in England, Singapore, Nigeria, Switzerland, Paris, Trinidad, Australia, New Zealand and New York.

In 2018 Andrew was appointed to the approved panel of arbitrators at the Astana International Arbitration Centre (AIAC) in Kazakhstan.


Educated University College Cardiff, LLB (Hons), 1975-79. Megarry Scholar and Hardwicke Scholar of Lincoln's Inn. Called to the Bar 1980, QC 1997, Bencher of Lincoln's Inn 2003.


TECBAR, COMBAR, Western Circuit.

London Bar


Within: Construction – Leading silks

Andrew White QC - Atkin Chambers ‘Impressive and adds gravitas.’

Within: Construction

The ‘renowned’ Atkin Chambers has Manus McMullan QC acting on multiple cases in the multi-billion-dollar Panama Canal litigation, while Andrew White QC and Mark Chennells were involved in Fluor Ltd v Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industry Co Ltd, one of the largest quantum disputes in the Technology and Construction Court.

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Within: Energy – Leading silks

Andrew White QC - Atkin Chambers ‘Impressive, and adds gravitas.’

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International arbitration: counsel

Within: International arbitration: counsel – Leading silks

Andrew White QC - Atkin Chambers ‘An excellent construction silk.’

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Professional negligence

Within: Professional negligence – Leading silks

Andrew White QC - Atkin Chambers ‘He has superb client skills and is a thorough and persuasive advocate.’

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United Arab Emirates: The English bar


Within: Leading silks

Andrew White QC - Atkin Chambers ‘ A remarkable team leader with a calm and reassuring manner. ’

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