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Andrew Bandurka

Partner

London

Friary Court
65 Crutched Friars
London EC3N 2AE
United Kingdom

Office Telephone: +44 (0)20 7264 8000
Office Fax: +44 (0)20 7264 8888

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Andrew is a senior lawyer in our insurance/reinsurance department in London. He acts regularly in cases of a complex nature and/or with an international flavour. He is an accredited mediator, a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, and a member of the ARIAS(UK) panel of experts/arbitrators.

He has particular expertise in product liability, energy/power, professional indemnity and reinsurance cases.

He led 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 is "certainly the man for a good strong defence".

He also led successful teams in several leading "market" cases 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).

The 2018 Accritas survey of 4300 senior in-house counsel worldwide describes him as a "star lawyer", a "real specialist and a real expert" who "gives a very quick idea of whether the law can solve the problem, so he doesn't waste your time with litigation that ends up going nowhere.....But if there is a legal solution, he will find it and deliver it".

Legal 500 says he is a "leading individual" who is a "strategic thinker who balances the legal risk with the financial issues in play". Chambers described him 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". He 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".

He 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 qualified in England and Wales.

London

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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