Andrew Fremlin-Key


Andrew is an associate in the litigation and arbitration team.

Andrew is an associate in the litigation and arbitration team, specializing in media law and reputation management. Andrew has been named as a ‘Rising Star’ in the Spear’s Reputation Management Index 2019 and ‘one to watch’ by Legal 500.

He has assisted clients with a wide range of media issues including defamation, privacy, harassment, ‘right to be forgotten’ applications, contentious data protection, phone-hacking and non-disclosure agreements. Recognising the developing inter-relationship between tax and media issues, Andrew also advises a broad range of clients on contentious tax litigation and investigations.

His clients include those in international sport (ranging from footballers and agents to directors of international sporting governing bodies), world-renowned fashion designers and editors, artists, ultra-high net worth CEOs, entrepreneurs and respected authors. He has commented on legal issues on the BBC and in the mainstream media.

He has experience in a variety of international and domestic commercial disputes including cases in the English courts and mediations. He has also advised clients with contentious bankruptcy matters, contractual disputes, fraud, mis-selling claims, shareholder disputes and professional negligence.


I found the combination of expertise and pragmatism that Andrew brought to bear extremely powerful. I enjoyed the experience of working with him and will call on him again if I ever need to.

Former head of a sporting governing body, 2018

I was very happy to work with Andrew. He helped me several times, always very professionally. I am more than happy that I was lucky to work with him. I feel very safe because I know that I can turn to Andrew for advice in difficult situations.

High Net Worth Individual, 2018

Andrew Fremlin-Key is a real rising star – extremely bright, efficient and a pleasure to work with. He will go far, I am sure of it.

Hui Ling McCarthy QC, Barrister - 11 New Square

Andrew is effective and astute.

In-house Counsel for a global private investment fund

The proactive and professional Andrew is one to watch.

Legal 500 UK, 2018

Track record



• Advised a Russian international businesswoman in respect of an internet publication based abroad which alleged her involvement in fraudulent activity which resulted in having her name removed from the article.

• Assisted the billionaire founder of an internationally renowned investment firm in the removal of a defamatory online publication, and secured a full public apology and an undertaking from the editor not to publish any further allegations.

• Acted for a well-known author in relation to his publication of a book, negated possible libel issues against his former employer.

Can you ‘explain’ your wealth? – Spear’s – March 2018, author

London Advisors Network

En resumen sobre mí

I am pleased to say I am yet to have an uninteresting day at work

From a young age I was torn between a career in politics and a career in law (before realising the latter can, at times, incorporate both)… Since making that decision all those years ago, I have never looked back.

I have been fortunate enough to progress a wide variety of high profile matters during my career at Withers working for the most successful people in the world.

Being able to support such highly sophisticated and talented clients in a careful, commercial and time-effective manner is what drives me on a day-to-day basis and I am pleased to say I am yet to have an uninteresting day at work.



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