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Andrew Tetley

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
  • ICC International Court of Arbitration Member - Paris


  • 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, after having practised as a solicitor in the UK. Andrew has more than 7 years professional experience in Paris as an avocat.

In July 2015, Andrew was appointed to, and currently sits, on the ICC International Court of Arbitration in Paris. The ICC Court has general global oversight over all ICC arbitrations and awards. Andrew is also New Zealand Alternate Member on the ICC Commission on Arbitration and is a member of the ICC Task Force on Arbitration and Financial Institutions.

Andrew is also currently on a CMI working group looking at the subject of ship finance including, in particular, the possible application of the 2001 Cape Town Convention to ships.

As well as conducting litigation matters, Andrew 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.

Employment History

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


  • Golf
  • Biking
  • Reading