- "Andrew Westlake is an outstanding lawyer with an impressive ability to retain facts and figures. He goes the extra mile to deliver exceptional service."
The Legal 500 UK 2019/20
Andrew is a partner in our London office and is one of the leading lawyers in the political risk and credit insurance market.
He advises insurers and reinsurers in London, the US, Singapore and continental Europe on the adjustment and defence of claims under all types of political risk and credit policies, including confiscation (CEND), contract frustration, unfair calling of bonds, political violence, trade disruption, structured credit and trade credit policies.
He has handled claims involving investments into or trade with emerging markets in Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe. His practice includes both High Court litigation and international arbitration under the rules of the LCIA and ICC.
Andrew also has extensive experience of advising insurers on recoveries following the payment of claims, including litigation, debt restructurings and insolvency proceedings.
In addition, Andrew represents marine insurers in relation to large, complex claims usually involving a political element.