Andrew Pullinger - Partner, Campbells Grand Cayman - Commercial Litigation

Overview

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.

Andrew is a partner in our Litigation, Insolvency & Restructuring Group, where he specialises in commercial litigation, international arbitration and alternative dispute resolution. He has a wealth of experience acting for clients in a variety of complex and high value disputes, typically with a cross-border element.

He is a highly experienced litigator before first instance and appellate courts, and has acted in a significant number of institutional and ad hoc arbitrations under all of the major arbitration rules. Andrew zealously pursues his client’s legal and strategic objectives.

Prior to joining Campbells in 2014, Andrew practised international dispute resolution (with a particular focus on international commercial arbitration) in London (2009 – 2014), and commercial litigation and arbitration in Australia (2006 – 2009).

Expertise

Andrew leads teams in a variety of complex and high value disputes.

He advises clients in respect of financial services and investment fund disputes, fraud and professional negligence claims (especially claims against directors, fund administrators, custodians and auditors), and a broad range of contractual and other commercial disputes. He also has experience in public law matters including judicial review.

His clients have included sovereign states, major banks and other financial institutions, leading professional services firms, insolvency practitioners, family offices, insurers, litigation funders and multinationals spanning a number of sectors.

Andrew has a particular interest in promoting the use of arbitration and mediation.

Work Highlights

  • 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 New York.
  • Defending a major accounting firm in US$150 million professional negligence claims in parallel Cayman arbitration and litigation proceedings.

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

Professional Associations

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.

He is a Key Contact Partner for the World Law Group law firm network.

Recognition and Awards

Andrew is ranked by Chambers and Partners and Legal 500 for Cayman Islands dispute resolution, and is named a “Next Generation Partner” by Legal 500 and “Future Leader” among Cayman Islands litigation Partners by Who’s Who Legal.