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Andrew Bartlett KC

Call 1974 • KC 1993

“A real first choice. He’s very clever and handles very complex engineering and insurance arbitrations all over the world.”
(Chambers & Partners, 2021)

Andrew Bartlett KC now practises principally as an international arbitrator.

His experience extends to many different kinds of insurance and reinsurance, energy projects, construction and engineering, manufacturing disputes, financial services, professional liability and other commercial contracts. He has conducted arbitrations under a variety of arbitral rules including ARIAS, ICC, LCIA, DIAC, UNCITRAL and CIMAR. He has been appointed by the ICC, LCIA, DIAC, SIAC, ICAEW and CI Arb, by the English High Court and ad hoc, for arbitrations seated in many different jurisdictions, including Austria, Bermuda, Dubai, DIFC, England, France, Oman, Scotland, Singapore and USA and requiring the application of a variety of governing laws including those of Austria, Azerbaijan, Botswana, England, Ethiopia, Iraq, New York, Oman, Queensland (Australia), Scotland and Taiwan (Republic of China).

The amounts in dispute have ranged into billions of dollars.

Andrew was Head of Crown Office Chambers (2009 – 2012) and Chairman of TECBAR (2007 – 2010).


Andrew has been active as an arbitrator since 1991 in insurance, financial services, construction and engineering, infrastructure, and other contractual and commercial disputes. While remaining in practice at the Bar, his work is now mainly as an arbitrator.


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  • Accredited Adjudicator
  • Chartered Arbitrator
  • Bencher of Middle Temple
  • Deputy High Court Judge (England & Wales)
  • Part-time Judge of the Upper Tribunal


  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • London Court of International Arbitration (European Users Council)
  • Practice & Standards Committee of Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (2006 – 2012)


“Andrew is one of the best construction arbitrators. He knows his stuff so well and is good at highly technical issues.” …”Absolutely top of the list as tribunal chair.”

Chambers & Partners, 2024

“As chair he is tremendously well organised, incisive and efficient. He is very thorough and analytical in the rulings that he makes.”

Chambers & Partners, 2022

“A class act: he has read all the papers, charming, courteous, clever, knowledgeable, keeps matters focussed.”

Hall of Fame, Legal 500, 2022

“He is brilliant, sharp, to the point and excellent in all respects.”

Chambers & Partners, 2022

“A real first choice. He’s very clever and handles very complex engineering and insurance arbitrations all over the world.”

Chambers & Partners, 2021

“He is highly intelligent, efficient and courteous both in the administration of arbitrations as well as at hearings. His award writing is exemplary and very much on the ball.”

Legal 500, 2021

“He is extremely bright, astute, commercially minded, unflappable and hard-working.”

Chambers & Partners, 2021

“A top international arbitrator.”

Legal 500, 2020

“He is very good at handling the parties both in writing and face to face.”

Chambers & Partners, 2020

“A top-class chairman with a razor-sharp intellect.”

Legal 500, 2017

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