Andrew Pullinger - Partner, Campbells Grand Cayman - Commercial Litigation

Andrew specialises in commercial litigation, international arbitration and dispute resolution. He has extensive experience acting for clients in complex and high value disputes, typically with a cross-border element. Andrew previously practised in both London and Australia with a major international firm, and holds postgraduate qualifications in both applied finance and international dispute resolution.

 Sources say Andrew “is a deeply impressive litigator who is highly-intelligent and produces imaginative and strategic answers to difficult and complex problems.”
– Legal 500, 2019

“Andrew Pullinger is a first-rate litigator, who has an excellent legal brain married with strategic nous. He is also approachable, client-focused and has a keen sense of humour.”
– Legal 500, 2020

His peers have “a huge amount of respect for him” and praise his “solid judgment”.
– Chambers and Partners, 2020

Andrew has experience litigating in jurisdictions throughout the world, as well as conducting institutional and ad hoc arbitrations under a variety of different rules (including ICC, LCIA, AAA and UNCITRAL). Prior to joining Campbells in 2014, Andrew practised at DLA Piper in both Australia (2006 – 2009) and London (2009 – 2013). In London, Andrew specialised in international dispute resolution with a particular focus on international arbitration. He has extensive experience coordinating and leading teams in major, complex and high value disputes. He has particular expertise advising clients in respect of investment fund and other financial services disputes (especially claims against administrators, custodians and auditors), professional negligence claims and a broad range of contractual disputes. His clients have included foreign governments, major banks, leading professional services firms and other multinationals spanning a number of sectors.

Andrew is concurrently Vice Chairman of the Caribbean Branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) and the interim Chairman of the Cayman Chapter of CIArb.

Andrew is ranked by Chambers and Partners for Cayman Islands dispute resolution and is named a “Future Leader” among Cayman Islands litigation Partners by Who’s Who Legal.

Notable recent instructions include:

  • Leading the successful defence of HSBC in claims by a Madoff feeder fund seeking in excess of US$2 billion damages before the Cayman Grand Court and Court of Appeal (currently on appeal to the Privy Council).
  • Obtaining an anti-suit injunction from the Cayman Grand Court to restrain the continuation of claims in excess of US$280 million in the Supreme Court of New York.
  • Defending a major accounting firm in US$300 million professional negligence claims in parallel arbitration and litigation.
  • Acting for the joint official liquidators of ABRAAJ Investment Management Limited following the collapse of The Abraaj Group, a multi-billion dollar private equity firm.

Qualifications and Admissions:

  • Bachelor of Laws (LLB) and Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com), University of Western Australia, 2005
  • Graduate Diploma (Applied Finance and Investment), Financial Services Institute of Australasia, 2008
  • Graduate Diploma (International Dispute Resolution, International Arbitration major), Queen Mary, University of London, 2013
  • Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Western Australia, 2007 (non-practising)
  • Practitioner of the High Court of Australia, 2008 (non-practising)
  • Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales, 2011
  • Attorney-at-Law, Cayman Islands, 2014
  • Solicitor, Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (Virgin Islands), 2018 (non-practising)

Prior Career History:

  • DLA Piper UK, London, 2009 – 2013
  • DLA Piper Australia, Perth, 2006  –  2009