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Andrew Bandurka



Friary Court
65 Crutched Friars
London EC3N 2AE
United Kingdom

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Andrew is a commercial dispute resolution lawyer in our insurance/reinsurance department. He acts regularly in liability defence cases, insurance coverage cases, and reinsurance disputes, often of a complex nature or with an international flavour.

His insurance practice is broad, and he has particular expertise in product liability and professional indemnity cases. He led the defence of some of the largest broker E&O claims to reach the courts in recent times. Legal 500 describes Andrew's professional negligence work as "fantastic" and "first class". Chambers says he "regularly takes the lead in significant reinsurance and brokers' professional indemnity claims" and that clients describe him as "highly responsive and thorough" who "adds value to the process throughout", and that he is "very capable of handling complex issues" and is "certainly the man for a good strong defence".

Andrew has been involved in most major reinsurance cases. For example, he headed successful teams in several leading "market" claims, including the Kuwait invasion aggregation case (Scott-v-Copenhagen Re), the Exxon Valdez follow settlements case (King-v-Brandywine), and the 9/11 Twin Towers aggregation case (Heraldglen-v-AIOI). Other reported cases include Home-v-Wurtembergische (reinsurance pool run-off), Hassneh-v-Pan Atlantic (arbitrator qualifications) , R-v-Corporation of Lloyd's ex parte MacMillan (Lloyd's litigation).

Legal 500 also lists Andrew as a "leading individual" who is a "strategic thinker who balances the legal risk with the financial issues in play". Chambers also described Andrew as an "incredibly strategic litigator" who "stands out for his expertise" and has a "keen eye for detail, technical excellence and good communication skills", and is "a very tough litigator who specialises in complex insurance and reinsurance disputes". Andrew is "very quick on the uptake and has a tremendous ability to ascertain the values at risk, explain these in a simple manner, and advise when to fight and when to negotiate". Andrew was named as a "SuperLawyer" in a Sunday Telegraph/Thomson Reuters survey, and is named in the International Who's Who of Business Lawyers and the Guide to the World's Leading Insurance and Reinsurance Lawyers.

Andrew graduated in Mathematics and Statistics, has a Master's degree in Operational Research, and qualified as a barrister and a solicitor. He worked for British Airways and for International Insurance Services (IIS), before becoming a partner at HFW 25+ years ago.

Andrew is an accredited mediator, a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, and a member of the ARIAS(UK) panel of experts/arbitrators.

Andrew is qualified in England and Wales.


The London office is the firm's largest, with over 250 lawyers.

It offers the full range of services that HFW provides globally, with partners from the London office working closely with all the other HFW offices, as well as in many jurisdictions around the world. HFW moved to its current premises in September 2008, having previously been in nearby Lloyds Avenue for almost 100 years.

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