Andrew Grant


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Where Advocacy Meets Business

Andrew Grant joined Chaffetz Lindsey in August 2018. He has experience in complex commercial, tax and public law disputes across several jurisdictions, both at trial and appellate level.

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 has also previously served as an academic tutor at Auckland Law School.  Andrew is admitted to the New York State Bar, and as a barrister and solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand.

Representative Matters

  • Representing a state-owned oil company in resisting an action in the Southern District of New York to confirm a foreign arbitration award that had been set aside at the seat.
  • Representing a European automotive parts manufacturer in an arbitral proceeding seated in New York under the ICDR Rules.
  • Representing an insurer in a coverage dispute pursuant to the AAA Commercial Arbitration Rules.
  • Advising a liquidator as to the chances of success of future claims by creditors against the company.


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
  • New Zealand

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