Andrew Pullinger - Partner, Campbells Grand Cayman - Commercial Litigation


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).


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

Recent work highlights include:

  • Leading the successful defence of HSBC in claims by a Madoff feeder hedge fund seeking in excess of US$2 billion damages before the Cayman Grand Court, Court of Appeal and Privy Council.
  • Defending >US$100 million direct and derivative claims by limited partners alleging fraud, conspiracy, dishonest assistance and knowing receipt in private equity fund litigation before the Cayman Grand Court, Court of Appeal and Privy Council.
  • Successfully applying for an anti-suit injunction 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 AAA arbitration and litigation proceedings.
  • Acting for the limited partner claimant in a significant private equity arbitration under the ICC Rules.

Qualifications and Admissions

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

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 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.

Publications and News


Client Advisories

  • Privy Council dismisses Primeo’s final appeal in US$2bn Madoff litigation.
    In a long-awaited and wide-ranging judgment delivered on 15 November 2023, the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council has dismissed the appeal by Primeo Fund against the 2019 dismissal of its appeal to the Cayman Islands Court of Appeal of the dismissal of its claims against two HSBC Group companies by the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands in 2017.
  • The Port Fund: supervision application dismissed in favour of continuing receivership.
    In a judgment delivered on 6 October 2023, the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands dismissed an application by the joint voluntary liquidators of Port Link GP Ltd pursuant to section 124(1) of the Companies Act (2023 Revision) for an order that the liquidation continue under the supervision of the Court, and determined that receivers previously appointed to have conduct of litigation to which Port Link is a party should remain in office in that capacity.
  • FamilyMart: Privy Council confirms the primacy of arbitration agreements in the Cayman Islands.
    In an eagerly awaited judgment of the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council (“JCPC”) delivered on 20 September 2023 in FamilyMart China Holding Co Ltd v Ting Chuan,[1] the JCPC addressed whether an arbitration agreement in a shareholders’ agreement prevents a party to that agreement from pursuing a petition to wind up the company which is the subject of the dispute.
  • The Port Fund: Limited Partner Joinder and General Partner Interim Receivership.
    In a judgment delivered on 25 May 2023, the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands ordered the joinder of two plaintiff limited partners of The Port Fund L.P. as defendants to a crossclaim which had been filed against the general partner of the Fund, and appointed interim receivers over the GP to manage litigation related to the GP and the Fund, notwithstanding the GP was in voluntary liquidation.