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Andrew is a French avocat and English solicitor with broad experience in commercial litigation, international arbitration and project work. Andrew previously practised for over 10 years in New Zealand as a barrister and solicitor, after a number of years with a leading firm of solicitors in the UK. Andrew now has over 10 years professional experience in Paris, in near balance with his common law experience. Alongside his principal work in arbitration, Andrew appears in French civil and administrative courts, including at appellate level. He is also a Solicitor-Advocate (Civil Advocacy) and therefore has rights of audience in all of the higher courts in England.


  • 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

  • Paris
  • England und Wales

  • 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
  • Solicitor Advocate Civil Advocacy (All Higher Courts)

  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, FCIArb

  • Englisch
  • Französisch


  • Listed as 'Next Generation Partner' in The Legal 500 EMEA for France Dispute Resolution: International Arbitration, 2023-2024 and "Leading Individual" for France Shipping, 2024
  • Awarded the Plume d'Or in the ‘International Issues And Business Affairs - general press’ category, Business & Legal Forum 2020 
  • Selected through peer review for inclusion in The Best Lawyers™ in France for Maritime Law, 2021-2024, International Arbitration, 2024, and for Transportation Law, 2024
  • Legal 500 France 2020 notes that "Andrew Tetley has unique experience of common law and civil law traditions, understands business issues and invariably delivers solutions to complex arbitration and litigation matters."