McDermott Continues UK Expansion; Bolsters Dispute Resolution Capabilities in London


McDermott Will & Emery today announced the addition of Andrew Savage to its Dispute Resolution Practice Group in London. Andrew’s arrival enhances McDermott’s dispute resolution presence in London as part of the Firm’s ongoing commitment to offer clients top tier disputes capability across the Firm’s entire global platform.

Andrew focuses his practice on commercial and finance disputes and international arbitration. He has broad experience spanning a variety of other areas including insolvency, energy, insurance, commodities, shipping, construction, computer software as well as art theft. Joining Watson Farley & Williams in 2007, Andrew served as Head of Litigation and Arbitration for the past 12 years.

“London is one of the most sophisticated and competitive trade and finance centers in the world, which is why we are excited to be implementing a strategic expansion of our global litigation and dispute resolution capabilities in London. This is strategically important to McDermott’s international growth plans,” said David Rosenbloom, global leader of McDermott’s Litigation Practice. “We are pleased to welcome Andrew to the Firm. Having a lawyer and trusted advisor of Andrew’s level of experience and leadership join us in building out our international disputes and arbitration practice capabilities in London is an integral part of our recognition that our clients increasingly look to McDermott to help achieve effective and innovative solutions to complex national and international disputes.”

Setting Andrew’s appointment in the context of the development and growth plans for the London office, Hamid Yunis, Managing Partner of McDermott’s London office explained: “We have a clear vision for growth and a desire and culture that seeks to attract the very best talent.”

Yunis added, “Andrew is a well-respected litigator, who has successfully represented clients in complex, high-stakes disputes. Andrew’s proven track record of developing a thriving practice and his ability to provide strategic and trusted advice to clients within a broader commercial remit will be a real boost to the Firm’s London and international offering. As the nature of business becomes more global and diverse, organizations need access to sound advice and practical solutions to help them navigate the complexities of cross border disputes.”

Andrew Savage said, “I am delighted to join this premier law firm and I look forward to working with partners across the globe to shape McDermott’s Disputes and International Arbitration practice into a market leader and in particular, in Europe.”

Over the last year, McDermott has made a number of strong lateral hires as part of its growth plans. The London office welcomed a string of senior lawyers with growth expected to continue during 2019 and beyond.

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