In October 2017, Andrew was featured as one of “Asia’s brightest young legal minds under 40 years of age making waves” by Asian Legal Business.
Andrew graduated from the National University of Singapore with an LLB (Hons) degree in 2008 and was admitted to the Singapore Bar in 2009. Prior to joining PDLegal LLC in January 2017, Andrew started his practice career in one of Singapore’s leading firms before joining the Singapore office of a US-based international law firm.
In October 2017, Andrew was featured as one of “Asia’s brightest young legal minds under 40 years of age making waves” by Asian Legal Business. Andrew was also named as one of “Singapore’s most influential legal minds aged 40 and under for 2018” by the Singapore Business Review.
In September 2022, Andrew was named as a “Rising Star for Dispute Resolution” by asialaw Leading Lawyers.
Andrew’s experience extends to the areas of maritime, offshore oil and gas, energy and international trade disputes. In particular, Andrew’s experience extends to charterparty disputes, marine insurance disputes, shipbuilding and/or repair disputes, ship collisions and ship arrests, and disputes involving bills of lading and documentary letters of credit and investigations. Andrew had the opportunity to act as counsel in one of the first offshore cases to be heard by the Singapore International Commercial Court. Andrew has also acted as counsel in SIAC, UNCITRAL, LMAA and SCMA arbitration proceedings.
Andrew regularly engages in advisory work on all aspects of shipping related and regulatory compliance matters (including advising on issues relating to the drafting and review of charterparties, bills of lading, marine insurance, repair, sale & purchase and chartering/operations/management of ships). He has acted for vessel owners based in the Middle East and the Maldives and advised on complex transactional matters relating to the owners’ vessels. He is also acting for local shipping companies in the marine offshore sector, advising these companies on all business aspects as well as handling all litigation and disputes.
Andrew also has extensive experience in construction disputes, having acted as lead counsel in all levels of the Singapore Court as well as in SIAC and SIA arbitration proceedings. Andrew has also acted in complex commercial and civil disputes involving director and shareholders disputes as well as minority oppression cases. Andrew also regularly advises his clients on corporate business and regulatory compliance matters.
Andrew currently heads the firm’s Private Client Advisory and Disputes Practice Group. Andrew has acted in estate disputes involving significant assets in multiple cross-border jurisdictions. Andrew also deals with contentious matrimonial proceedings and disputes in custody matters. Andrew regularly advises high net-worth individuals on complex estate, trust and succession planning matters involving cross-border assets.
As a former national rugby player for Singapore, Andrew now sits on the judiciary panel for the Singapore Rugby Union.