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 has been ranked a band 1 lawyer; he 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, 2013-2019
Andrew is recognised as a leading lawyer in the private client space.Citywealth
Andrew is recommended for “restructuring, insolvency and cross-border insolvency matters, in which he regularly excels”.IFLR 1000, 2017
Andrew is recognised as a “Leading Individual” in the British Virgin Islands Dispute Resolution rankings. He is “one of the most effective lawyers in the jurisdiction”, “a great strategist who has excellent knowledge of local law and is a first choice for major litigation involving substantial firms and clients.”Legal 500, 2019
Andrew is recognised as an expert in asset recovery, private client, and restructuring & insolvency.Who's Who Legal, 2019
- England and Wales (not practising)
- British Virgin Islands
- Chester College of Law (LPC)
- University of Nottingham (LLB)