Mr. Andrew G Moran KC

Mr. Andrew G Moran KC

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  • Listed as Leading Silk in Legal 500 Asia Pacific in Shipping and International Arbitration

“Andrew Moran KC of The Arbitration Chambers is described by market sources as ‘certainly a safe pair of hands.’ He continues to be highly active in commercial arbitrations and has expertise in handling finance, insurance and reinsurance matters.“ 

— Chambers & Partners (2020)

“Andrew Moran KC of The Arbitration Chambers is ‘commercially astute, has great judgement and runs a very efficient process,’ according to market sources. He has handled a diverse range of commercial cases and is especially noted for his expertise regarding shipping disputes.“ 

— Chambers & Partners (2019)

Mr. Andrew G Moran KC is an independent, full-time, international commercial arbitrator, with over 30 years’ experience as arbitrator and judge, in the determination of an extremely wide range of commercial and maritime disputes. His primary office and base is at The Arbitration Chambers of Singapore in Maxwell Chambers; he also has bases from which he arbitrates in the UK (London), where he is a member of 6 Pump Court Chambers, and Continental Europe (Spain). He was in practice for over 40 years as Counsel. He was appointed Queen’s Counsel nearly 30 years ago and, in that role, he led teams of lawyers in conducting many complex commercial, civil and maritime cases. He is a Master of the Bench of the Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn.

Andrew has conducted and holds numerous appointments in arbitrations seated in jurisdictions including Singapore, England and Wales, Switzerland, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Australia, India, Pakistan and UAE, as sole arbitrator, presiding arbitrator and party appointed arbitrator. These concern all manner of commercial disputes subject to different governing laws – of both common and civil law systems. By way of example and illustration, and not in any order of predominance, references in which he has been appointed have concerned disputes arising in relation to agreements of all kinds concerning exploration for, and production of oil and gas, banking and investment, commodity trading, joint venture agreements, energy and offshore construction (including joint operating and production sharing agreements), construction (under many different standard forms of contract as well as bespoke contracts), engineering, shipping (including shipbuilding and ship repair, FPSO conversions, charter party disputes and virtually every other type of dispute commonly arising in the maritime sphere), M&As, including breach of warranty claims and fraudulent misrepresentation in share sale and purchase agreements and breach of directors’ duties. He was appointed as the sole arbitrator in a media production dispute involving withdrawal of coverage of a major international sporting event due to a threat of war arising between two participating nations. He has a particular expertise in dealing with disputes arising in Financial, Commodities and Stock markets across the World and was the SIAC appointed sole arbitrator in the recent much-publicised dispute between S&P Dow Jones and the Bombay Stock Exchange in which he ordered specific performance of their joint venture agreements (see GAR Article here.) Having this particular expertise, he has recently been appointed in crypto currency disputes involving issues of alleged money laundering and public policy considerations. 

He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, a Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators, and a Fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators. He is a panel arbitrator at the Singapore International Arbitration Centre, the Singapore Chamber of Maritime Arbitration (where he was, until the publication of the 4th Edition of the SCMA Rules 2022, the Chairman of its Procedure Committee and led the drafting of those new rules), the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre, The Korean Commercial Arbitration Board and the Asian Centre for International Arbitration in Malaysia. He is a member of the London Court of International Arbitration Users’ Council and a supporting member of the London Maritime Arbitrators’ Association. He a member of the Worshipful Company of Arbitrators and a Freeman of the City of London. He has conducted numerous arbitrations proceeding under the rules of all major arbitration institutions and arbitral institutions and associations, including under SIAC, ICC, UNCITRAL, HKIAC, LCIA, SCMA, LMAA and under other Rules and Terms. He is listed every year in Chambers & Partners directory as one of the most in-demand arbitrators in Singapore.

In addition to his practice as arbitrator and counsel, Andrew was concurrently a part-time judge in England and Wales, for over 25 years, including sitting as a Deputy High Court Judge in commercial, construction, administrative, civil and chancery cases. He still sits at first instance in the High Court and as an occasional Judge of Appeal in the Isle of Man. In his judicial role, he has tried (and/or heard on appeal) a range of heavy commercial, corporate (including share sale and purchase disputes), trust, banking, telecommunications, competition and maritime cases.

He has also presided as the Chairman of specialist market tribunals operating in the regulation of financial services and the trading of commodities, futures and derivatives on the International Petroleum Exchange, the International Commodities Exchange, and as legal adviser to the Tribunal at the London International Financial Futures Exchange (LIFFE) in the City of London.

He has thus acquired enormous experience in the resolution and determination of commercial disputes in the widest range of cases and all types of forum.

Summary of Professional Carreer
  • Called to the Bar (1976)
  • Assistant Recorder and Recorder (1992–2017)
  • Deputy High Court Judge, England and Wales (2004–2017)
  • Master of the Bench, Gray’s Inn (2005–)
  • One of Her Majesty’s Counsel (1994–)
  • Deemster and Occasional Judge of Appeal, Isle of Man (2003–)

Educational Background

  • MA (Oxon) Jurisprudence, Balliol College, University of Oxford (1975)
  • Britannia Royal Naval College, Dartmouth (1972)


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