Andrew Wass

Partner | London

Client Services Contact Federica Spagnoletti


Track record

Supermarket development

Acting against a major bank in a dispute over the making of a loan for the development of a household name supermarket and the related hedging of the loan by the use of an interest rate swap.

German industrial company

Acting for a German industrial company as 40% shareholder of a Dutch company in relation to a dispute over bridging finance of €180m lent to it by a syndicate of global banks. Our client asserted that the banks had an obligation to replace the bridge facility with a High Yield Bond.

BVI hedge fund and BVI director

Acting for a BVI hedge fund, and its BVI director in a dispute with its bank, and its English broker over the closure by the bank of the fund's trading positions in FTSE options on LIFFE and the consequent loss of €40 million.

Hedge fund

Acting for a hedge fund in a dispute over the redemption of shares by a global bank and the termination of an option agreement by that bank under which it provided the funds for a leveraged class of share.

Spread betting company

Acting for a spread-betting company in a claim relating to the forced liquidation of equity options.

FX disputes

Acted in numerous FX disputes.

Property investment fund

Acting for a property investment fund over a loan agreement entered into, disputing terms of the sale of the linked asset, issuing proceedings against a well-known bank for misrepresentation, breach of contract and breach of duty in tort.

Property investment company

Acting for a family-owned property investment company with properties in the UK, South Africa and Australia worth over £30 million over a 10 year loan agreement with a major high street bank.