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Andrew Fulton KC
- Banking and finance
- Civil fraud
- Commercial law
- Energy and natural resources
- Insolvency and company law
Andrew has a broad and busy practice. He advises and appears in a range of high-value financial and commercial disputes, often with an international dimension. A large proportion of his work in recent years has involved major fraud litigation and asset recovery exercises.
He also has particular experience in capital markets and investment banking disputes, derivatives and structured products.
Andrew has experience of contractual disputes across a wide range of industry sectors. These include construction and offshore drilling arbitrations, telecommunications, mining, and motor racing. He appeared as sole counsel in a leading Court of Appeal decision on Norwich Pharmacal relief.
Before joining Twenty Essex, Andrew worked as an in-house advocate in several major law firms, most recently in the London office of US litigation specialists Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan.
Qualified 1999. Appointed Silk 2021.
- Inns of Court School of Law: Bar Vocational Course
- City University: Common Professional Examination
- University of Oxford, Brasenose College: BA Hons, English (First Class) (1997)
Lawyer Rankings(2021 Silks)Ranked: Tier 1
Twenty Essex ‘is an excellent chambers for commercial disputes‘ and has made strong inroads into the market in recent years. Clients are quick to praise its ‘impressive array of commercial barristers who are leaders in their field or will be leaders of the next generation‘. Duncan Matthews KC is one of the set’s leading silks and represented the fourth defendant, Igor Mints, against fraudulent conspiracy claims brought by two Russian banks in PJSC National Bank Trust v Mints, a case that involved six members in total, with Philip Edey KC and Andrew Fulton KC representing Russian businessman Boris Mints. Paul Lowenstein KC and Sam Goodman are also representing the Frontier Investment Management Partners, the third defendant in The Libyan Investment Authority v Credit Suisse International and ors, one of a portfolio of disputes concerning Libya’s sovereign wealth fund.
Twenty Essex is ‘a very strong set with a wide range of experiences ranging from top-notch QCs to extremely able juniors starting out on their careers‘. Civil fraud claims regularly feature on the agenda, often with a link to the set’s traditional strengths in trade, commodities, and international arbitration, as well as other areas of growth such as banking, insolvency and offshore claims. Six members represented the defendants against fraudulent conspiracy claims brought by two Russian banks in PJSC National Bank Trust and PJSC Otkritie Bank Financial Corporation v Mints, with Philip Edey KC and Andrew Fulton KC representing Boris Mints, and Duncan Matthews KC defending his son, Igor Mints. Paul Lowenstein KC is also representing Standard Chartered in Standard Chartered Bank and another v Holdwave Trading Ltd and another, a fraud case involving accusations of money laundering.
Twenty Essex is ‘one of the top sets for international arbitration and I have always found any of the barristers to be extremely knowledgeable, hardworking and exceptional advocates’. Though best known for international trade, shipping and commodities matters, the set has broad expertise across the energy sector with members handling oil and gas, LNG, mining, drill and rig disputes, as well as emerging areas such as renewables and energy transition. Charles Kimmins KC is currently acting for the claimants in Dynasty v Kurdistan Regional Government, in a high profile commercial court claim for $1.6bn arising out the refusal of the local authorities to consent to a change of control in a production-sharing contract relating to oil in Iraqi Kurdistan. New silk Andrew Fulton KC recently acted as sole counsel in a dispute concerning alleged bribes in the context of a Nigerian oil concession.
Andrew Fulton KC – Twenty Essex ‘ Intellectually very able, extremely knowledgeable on trade and banking; he always fights the clients’ case with vigour and able to cut to the heart of the dispute quickly. ’(2021 Silks)Ranked: Tier 1