Andrew Thorp leads the BVI Litigation and Insolvency practice group, where he specialises in cross-border asset recovery and insolvency work. His clients include law firms, banks, funds, private equity houses and trust companies.
A recognised industry leader, Andrew largely focuses on pre-emptive remedies, including freezing orders, provisional liquidations and discovery orders. He has acted in numerous successful asset retrieval operations across CIS, Latin America and Asia. Additionally, Andrew has pioneered a number of cross-border protocols between court officers and is regularly retained to advise on the restructuring of international distressed structures.
Andrew's leadership roles include serving as a director of INSOL Global and as chairman of RISA. He is also an honorary member of COMBAR and the Chancery Bar Association. You can read more from Andrew on Harneys' Offshore Litigation Blog.
Andrew is “incredibly commercial and makes things easy for the client”. Chambers highlights Andy’s “great strategic mind,” and client feedback that “when you need to think several moves ahead and keep track of multiple moving parts, he's the guy to call. His strategic advice is always spot-on.” Chambers interviewees say Andrew “really knows how the courts work and what we need – the level of service is absolutely top-notch.”Chambers & Partners, 2013-2017
Andrew is recommended for “restructuring, insolvency and cross-border insolvency matters, in which he regularly excels”.IFLR 1000, 2017
Andrew is recognised as a “great strategist and very effective” and is recognised for his “detailed familiarity of the finer points of governing local law”. He is also noted for being an “exceptionally good lawyer and very intelligent” and for his expertise in international asset tracing and insolvency.Legal 500, 2016
Andrew is recognised as being amongst the world’s leading asset recovery lawyers. Andrew is described as “very commercial, very competent and a strong advocate.”Who's Who Legal (Asst Recovery), 2017
Andrew is recognised as a leading lawyer in the private client space.Citywealth
- England and Wales (not practising)
- British Virgin Islands
- Chester College of Law (LPC)
- University of Nottingham (LLB)