Andrew Rigden Green


Andrew is a dispute resolution partner at Stephenson Harwood and he is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a member of the Singapore Chamber of Maritime Arbitration. He is an arbitration specialist with particular experience in dealing with shareholder disputes, joint venture disputes, asset financing disputes, international sale contracts, trade and commodity finance, marine disputes, shipbuilding and offshore oil & gas. Andrew is head of the international arbitration team in Hong Kong and co-head of Stephenson Harwood's Asia international arbitration team.

Andrew has extensive experience in multijurisdictional arbitrations, and in using courts to support such arbitration procedures (in particular to locate and to secure assets for eventual enforcement). He has conducted a number of ad hoc, institutional significant arbitrations both under institutional rules (HKIAC, CIETAC, SIAC, LCIA, ICC) and under trade association rules (ARIAS, LMAA, SCMA). He frequently team up with our international offices in Europe, Middle East and Asia to serve clients from a range of sectors, including shipping, aviation, construction, projects and energy, commodity and financial services. The arbitrations he has been dealing with as an international team have been seated in many different jurisdictions including China, California, Geneva, Germany, Hong Kong, India, London, New York, Paris, Singapore and Thailand. Many of these cases involve support from local courts in the form of anti-suit injunctions, asset preservation orders and freezing orders. Andrew has particular experience in jurisdiction disputes and in obtaining injunctions in support of litigation and arbitration.

Andrew also works closely with our CEPA association in Guangzhou which operates under the name Stephenson Harwood Weitu (China) Association, who appears before CIETAC, GAC, SHAC and the South China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission. We are ideally placed to handle applications in both jurisdictions.

Andrew’s extensive experience includes representing clients from many diverse cultural and national backgrounds who may not be familiar with arbitration. He is assisted by the fact that he speaks fluent French and Russian and spent most of his life diving in cross-cultural environments.

Andrew has been with the firm since 2001 and has worked in both the London and Hong Kong offices.

Andrew Rigden Green is detail-oriented, but very much capable of seeing the “big picture”, always willing to discuss an alternative approach to issues to ensure the most effective and practical solution is found.

The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2022