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Andrew McLeod
Associate
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Languages:
English
Andrew is an adept commercial litigator with experience across a wide range of high-value civil fraud and commercial disputes.

With a recent focus on complex civil fraud proceedings – covering both substantive trials, foreign enforcement of judgments and applications for urgent interim relief – Andrew’s career has also seen him work on challenging commercial disputes, fraud and regulatory investigations and anti-money laundering matters.

Notable experience
  • For a respondent in a two-week Commercial Court trial and successfully defending a $10 million claim under a guarantee - Magdeev v Tsvetkov [2020] EWHC 997 (Comm).
  • For Tatiana Akhmedova in: a three-week trial in the Family Division of the High Court in claims under s.423 of the Insolvency Act 1986 / s.37 of the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973; ongoing committal proceedings against the individual and corporate trustees of certain Liechtenstein trusts; proceedings in multiple foreign jurisdictions to enforce orders of the High Court.
  • Applications for interim relief, including: applications for worldwide freezing orders against a respondent; obtaining an order for delivery-up and forensic examination of devices; obtaining a search order – Akhmedova v Akhmedov and ors [2020] EWHC 3005 (Fam); application for Norwich Pharmacal / Bankers Trust orders; successfully striking out a respondent's counterclaim and application for disclosure - Akhmedova v Akhmedov and ors [2020] EWHC 1526 (Fam).
  • Successfully defending applications for stay of enforcement and variations of orders by respondents in committal and substantive s.423 proceedings – Akhmedova v Akhmedov and ors [2020] EWHC 2235 (Fam).
  • Obtaining variation of worldwide freezing order - Akhmedova v Akhmedov and ors [2020] EWHC 2257 (Fam).
Background
Andrew was admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand in New Zealand in 2016. He holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) and a Bachelor of Arts, with a double major in music and philosophy, from the University of Auckland. Andrew joined PCB Litigation in September 2019, prior to which worked in the litigation team of one of New Zealand’s leading commercial law firms.
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