Andrew leads cross-border commercial transactions, international arbitrations and US-litigation, involving business and investment interests in Korea, North America, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, and the Middle East. He has spent the past 18 years in Southeast Asia and Korea, most recently as a senior foreign lawyer with Kim & Chang in Seoul. He also passed the Bar Examinations in Georgia, Florida, North Carolina and Colorado and previously practiced law in those states as a partner in one of the largest US-based global law firms.

Andrew’s expertise includes the following:

Significant experience and expertise as a trial lawyer (including admission and appearance as an attorney before the US Supreme Court) and in international commercial arbitration, and more than 30 years as a Court-Certified Mediator in the United States.

Arbitrator for commercial contract disputes administered by SIAC, KCAB, and AIAC (including the specialized “i-Arbitration” Islamic finance disputes panel).

Arbitrator (frequently presiding chairman) for construction / design disputes through the American Arbitration Association and also ad hoc, especially:

  • scheduling claims: acceleration / prolongation / delay
  • scope of work change orders / increased material and labor costs
  • design defects
  • differing / unforeseen site conditions

Other arbitration-related appointments:

  • International Chamber of Commerce (ICC-Paris) Task Force on Financial Institutions and International Arbitration
  • Fellow, Singapore Institute of Arbitrators
  • Member of the Korean Council for International Arbitration
  • Former Financial Disputes Adjudicator in Singapore’s FIDReC
  • Managing Editor, Asia Pacific Mediation Journal


  • Advice to a Korean Government-owned enterprise in determining oil & gas rights under a production sharing agreement with Indonesian State Enterprise
  • Defended a Korean firm in U.S. federal court litigation and a related appeal concerning a securities sale.
  • Pursued U.S. federal court litigation on behalf of a Korean financial institution against U.S. entities.
  • Represented a Korean construction company in cross-border arbitration and mediation involving the construction of highly sensitive security and military intelligence facilities on a U.S. military base.
  • Represented a Korean energy provider in cross-border arbitration regarding wrongful cancellation of a supply contract for Russian steam coal to be burned in Circulating Fluidized Bed Combustion (CFBC) boilers.
  • Advised a large Southeast Asian insurance and takaful company on Shariah compliance and conducted a contract certainty audit of its facultative reinsurance/retakaful arrangements.
  • Advised Middle Eastern military technology company regarding a joint venture and the exporting and importing of intellectual property rights.
  • Advised Middle Eastern sovereign wealth funds and related investors regarding U.S. commercial real estate assets.
  • Advised an Australian global fund manager on creating a Shariah-based musharakah joint venture with a large Middle Eastern Islamic financial institution
  • Advised owners and conducted a framework review on Islamic murabahah funding for development/construction of high-profile office development in Central London (UK)