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Andrew Tetley


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  • University of Limoges, 2005, Masters Degree, French Company and Commercial Law
  • University of Birmingham, 1989, LL.B., Law with French, Two final year prizes - JF Gregg Memorial Prize and Brougham Prize

Professional Admissions / Qualifications

  • Paris
  • England and Wales

Court Admissions

  • High Court - Australia
  • Supreme Court - Western Australia
  • High Court - New Zealand
  • Supreme Court - New South Wales
  • Supreme Court - England and Wales


  • English
  • French

Andrew is a French avocat and English solicitor with broad experience in commercial litigation and international arbitration (ranked in Chambers Global 2013). Andrew previously practised for over 10 years in New Zealand as a barrister and solicitor. Andrew is New Zealand Alternate Member on the ICC Commission on Arbitration at the International Chamber of Commerce in Paris and member of the ICC Task Force on Arbitration and Financial Institutions.

As well as conducting litigation matters, Andrew also advises and assists clients in general commercial matters, both transactional and pre-contentious. Andrew also advises and assists with investigations in French and English speaking African states.

Andrew has advised and represented a wide range of clients including individuals, corporations and nation states. Clients have entrusted Andrew with major litigation and regulatory matters, with amounts in issue exceeding EUR500 million or more, or where points of important principle or matters of strategic significance are at stake.

Andrew has special expertise in assisting French and French speaking clients in English arbitral and court proceedings. This comes from his background and experience in French courts, where he appears regularly, alongside his international arbitration work, together with his long experience as a barrister before common law courts.

Employment History

  • 2008 - Reed Smith
  • 2006 - Wilson Harle
  • 2005 - Airbus SAS
  • 2002 - Wilson Harle
  • 1995 - Russell McVeagh
  • 1992 - Richards Butler


  • Golf
  • Biking
  • Reading