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Andrew Iyer

Firm: IY Legal
Country: United Kingdom - England

Practice Area: Shipping & Trade

  • 5 St. John's Lane
    EC1M 4BH
Andrew Iyer is a Commercial Lawyer and Arbitration Specialist with over 25 years of legal experience.  He is an ex-solicitor and a former senior partner of Ince & Co., a major international law firm in the City of London, where he practised Shipping and Commodities/Trade law, headed the firm's Italian Shipping practice and was appointed to the firm's Strategic Leadership Team.  He has also worked in-house as Senior Legal Adviser to a well-known international marine business.  IY LEGAL is a boutique firm providing specialist English law services to the Shipping and International Trade sectors. 

While he was practising as a solicitor, Andrew was described by ‘Chambers Guide to the Legal Profession’ as:

 "The 'fantastic' Andrew Iyer [who] enjoys a 'stellar' name as a highly skilled and consummate professional..peers regard him as 'a clever and worthy opponent..confident, focused and discriminating'."

“an extraordinarily fine lawyer with the full portfolio of skills, from negotiating contracts to claims, disputes and arbitrations - he’s the whole package!'”

Whilst a solicitor, he was regularly recognised by 'Chambers Guide to the Legal Profession' and 'The Legal 500' as an expert and leading individual for Shipping and Commodities/Trade.  

In the Shipping sector Andrew advises on:

Admiralty and Arrest 
Cargo Claims, Defence and Recovery
Charterparties and Bills of Lading
Offshore Marine Services
P&I, FD&D and Hull & Machinery
Shipbuilding and Sale & Purchase
Disputes and Arbitration  

In the Commodities & International Trade sectors Andrew advises on:

Sale of Goods & Commodities agreements
Physicals, Futures, Derivatives and OTC trading
Fintech projects, agreement and regulations (FEMR, MiFID etc)
Standard form contract terms and bespoke agreements
Trade and Commodity finance
Disputes and Arbitration 

Andrew regularly represented owners, charterers, shippers, cargo interest and underwriters, shipyards and marine risk insurers in very many Arbitrations – concerning a wide range of routine, significant, complex and high profile disputes, often under the LMAA Rules.

He also acts for traders, brokers and end users of liquid/bulk commodities such as oil and gas, coal and ore etc, as well as grains, containerized and refrigerated cargoes and precious metals, including derivatives, futures and forward contracts, and has extensive experience of most standard commodity contracts, including GAFTA and FOSFA contracts, SCoTA, LOGIC, EFET etc. 

IY LEGAL is an extremely price competitive firm; fees are generally about 50% of those charged by City of London law firms.

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