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Andrew de Mestre

London, UK Global Guide 2021 Ranked in 3 departments

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Restructuring/Insolvency - UK

Band 5

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Andrew de Mestre QC
Has considerable experience across the full gamut of restructuring and insolvency law. He regularly acts on behalf of an array of clients, including bondholders, issuers and corporate trustees, and routinely appears as sole counsel in high-profile cases. He is particularly well regarded for his expertise in litigation arising from securitisation transactions and other bond issues.
Strengths: "He is extremely approachable and down to earth, with a very good understanding of insolvency law."
Recent work: Acted for the liquidator of Stanford International Bank, an Antiguan bank which collapsed in early 2009 with a deficit of some USD7 billion in proceedings against HSBC.
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Dispute Resolution: Commercial - UK

Band 5

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Andrew de Mestre QC
Strengths: "Very smart and produces high-quality drafting." "He is very user-friendly, with good strategic judgement, and he has an impressive recollection of complicated detail."
Recent work: Successfully represented Apax Partners in a claim by the liquidators of Hellas II, which sought the recovery of circa EUR1 billion.
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Dispute Resolution: Commercial Chancery - UK

Band 4

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Andrew de Mestre QC
Strengths: "He is very thoughtful barrister; he's understated, but he always has the right answer. He always comes up with something clever." "He is very thoughtful and very thorough."
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