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Andrew McLeod
Senior Associate
0207 842 1675
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, banking, fraud and regulatory investigations and anti-money laundering matters.

The directories say:

Legal 500

In the 2022 edition, Andrew is identified as a ‘key lawyer for Commercial Litigation’.

Notable experience
  • For Tatiana Akhmedova, a high-net-worth individual, enforcing the UK's largest-ever divorce award of £453 million across nine jurisdictions, including successfully strike out of a respondent's counterclaim, and successful substantive claims under s.423 of the Insolvency Act 1986 / s.37 of the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 following a three-week trial in the Family Division of the High Court - Akhmedova v Akhmedov & Ors [2020] EWHC 1526 (Fam), Akhmedova v Akhmedov & Ors [2021] EWHC 545 (Fam).
  • For two of the principal defendants to a US$1 billion fraud claim brought by a UAE bank alleging deceit and conspiracy to injure.
  • For Dmitry Tsvetkov, a high-net-worth individual, in relation to claims arising from a breakdown in the relationship with his co-investors and business partners in a Graff Diamonds franchise, and successfully defending a claim on the basis of oral agreements in a two-week Commercial Court trial - Magdeev v Tsvetkov [2020] EWHC 997 (Comm).
  • For an applicant obtaining worldwide freezing orders, an order for delivery-up and forensic examination of devices, and search order relief.
  • For applicants obtaining Norwich Pharmacal / Bankers Trust relief
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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