Andrew Murn's practice focuses on large scale cross-border litigation, often involving related investigations by the UK’s FCA and SFO, as well as the SEC and DoJ in the United States. For the past five years, Andrew’s principal focus has been on the role of lead Senior Associate in HP Autonomy v Dr Lynch & Anor, a US$5 billion dispute arising out of the 2011 acquisition by Hewlett Packard of the FTSE-100 listed software company Autonomy. This is the largest civil fraud and misrepresentation claim ever filed in the UK.
In addition, Andrew has worked on FCA investigations into UK banks and advised UK and multinational banks on compliance matters involving Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Bribery regulations, as well as new regulatory frameworks on the allocation of roles and responsibilities to banks’ senior managers. Andrew has also advised clients involved in commercial disputes in the energy, property and financial services sectors.
- Acted for Dr Lynch in defence of a US$5 billion claim brought by Hewlett Packard in the High Court of England and Wales. The dispute involved the disclosure of over 11 million documents, therefore there was the need for development and management of a series of electronic databases, as well as the application of AI technologies to identify relevant material for the preparation of our client’s defence.
- Acted for a UK-based energy provider for rail infrastructure between London and the European continent, involved in a dispute with rail operators including Eurostar.
- Acted for a Netherlands-based property developer, I prepared for and attended trial in the Supreme Court of Antigua and Barbuda to seek the removal of restrictive covenants over land intended for a multi-million dollar development. The dispute involved complex trust structures and waterfall agreements and allegations of deceptive conduct.
- Advised a Spanish lender on litigation options arising from the potential breach of a multi-million euro agreement with a syndicate of US and French borrowers. Citing the COVID-19 pandemic, the borrowers indicated they would breach their repayment obligations in Q4 2020.
News and client work
- Clifford Chance, Sydney
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- Speaks English and French
- Practice area Litigation, dispute resolution & risk management
- Sector Banks, Government & public sector bodies, Group insurance, Individuals, Materials, Mining & metals, Oil & gas, Power & energy networks, Professional advisors, Rail, Reinsurance, Retail, Technology, Transportation infrastructure
Career and qualifications
- Graduate Lawyer, Lawyer at Minter Ellison 2011
- Lawyer, Senior Associate at Allens 2014
- Senior Associate, Clifford Chance London 2020
- Senior Associate, Clifford Chance Sydney 2021