Andrew Savage - McDermott Will & Emery


Andrew Savage focuses his practice on international commercial and finance litigation and international arbitration. Over a period of more than 25 years he has a gained a wealth of experience across all sectors and industries, including finance, insolvency, energy, insurance (for policy holders), commodities, shipping, construction, IT and art theft. Much of his casework has involved dealing with issues of fraud and corruption and the need for global asset tracing and international enforcement.


  • Advising Lehman Brothers Finance A.G. (in liquidation) on various high value contentious matters concerning the close out mechanism under the ISDA Master Agreement in High Court and Court of Appeal proceedings
  • Advising an investor regarding substantial ICSID arbitration proceedings against an Eastern European state
  • Advising an Australian coal producer in LCIA arbitration proceedings regarding offtake arrangements

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  • The Best Lawyers in the United Kingdom, International Arbitration, 2023 – 2024
  • The Legal 500 UK, Commercial Litigation Mid-Market and International Arbitration, Leading Individual, 2022 – 2024


  • Law Society of England & Wales
  • London Court of International Arbitration


York College of Law, CPE & LPC, 1995
Oxford University, BA Hons Politics Philosophy & Economics, 1992

England & Wales, solicitor advocate