Andrew Grant


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Where Advocacy Meets Business

Andrew Grant represents clients in complex cross-border disputes, with a particular focus on commercial, energy, regulatory, insurance and enforcement matters.  He has represented clients at the trial and appellate level in federal and state court, as well as in international arbitrations governed by the UNCITRAL, ICDR, AAA and ICC Rules.

Prior to joining Chaffetz Lindsey, Andrew worked in the litigation department at Russell McVeagh, one of New Zealand’s leading commercial law firms, and completed a Master of Laws at Harvard Law School.  He also previously served as an academic tutor at Auckland Law School.  Andrew is admitted to practice in New York State and the Southern District of New York, and as a barrister and solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand.

Representative Matters

  • Representing a state-owned oil company, in both the Southern District of New York and the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, in resisting enforcement of a $2.7 billion arbitration award that had been set aside at the arbitral seat.
  • Representing the American owner of a major power plant project in an ICC arbitration against a Spanish contractor concerning alleged construction defects and delays.
  • Representing the owners of several Argentinian power plants in an ICC arbitration against German and American contractors concerning alleged construction defects, delays and non-payment.
  • Representing a European insurer in an arbitration governed by the Swiss Rules of International Arbitration concerning coverage for alleged property damage caused by the insured.
  • Represented an automotive manufacturer in an ICDR arbitration seated in New York involving claims of unjust enrichment, knowing receipt and fraudulent inducement.
  • Represented several European investors in an UNCITRAL arbitration against a European sovereign concerning alleged breaches of investment treaties and expropriation without compensation.
  • Represented an American insurer in a coverage dispute governed by the AAA Commercial Arbitration Rules.
  • Advised a multinational reinsurance company as to its potential liability for COVID 19-related losses under existing reinsurance agreements.
  • Advised the provisional liquidators of a large commodities trading conglomerate based in Hong Kong as to the likelihood of success of claims by creditors against the company.
  • Advised an American insurer as to potential liability for losses arising out of MTBE litigation.


Andrew’s academic work has been featured in New Zealand’s three foremost law journals.  His most recent publications are:

  • “The Role of Judicial Review in New Zealand Tax Disputes,” 1 New Zealand Law Review 39-74 (2018).
  • “An Examination of New Zealand Criminal Appeals to the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council 1841-2015,” 27 New Zealand Universities Law Review 438-462 (2016).
  • “Legislation Note: The Vulnerable Children Act 2014,” 22 Auckland University Law Review 401-408 (2016).



  • LL.M., Harvard Law School
  • B.A. and LL.B., University of Auckland with honors (Worldwide Best Oralist at the 2017 Philip C. Jessup International Moot Court Competition, New Zealand Moot Court Champion and National Best Speaker 2016, and invited contributor to the Auckland University Law Review)


  • New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • New Zealand

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