Andrew Onslow

andrew onslow qc

3 Verulam Buildings

Andrew is a highly accomplished commercial and banking silk and a first-class advocate who can get to grips with the thorniest of issues. His main areas of practice are general commercial litigation and arbitration, banking and finance, fraud, professional negligence and art and cultural property. In recent years he has acted in some of the weightiest and most high-profile cases in the English courts – among them the RBS Rights Issue Litigation (the first major claim under FSMA s.90), Perry v National Crime Agency (the first major claim for compensation under POCA s.283), Thwaytes v Sotheby’s (the Caravaggio case, now the leading case on an auctioneer’s duties to a consignor), R v Hayes (the first SFO LIBOR prosecution) – and is now instructed in the VW emissions litigation and in civil aspects of the SFO Barclays/Qatar investigation. He is described as very hands-on and fiercely intellectual, bright, approachable and extremely good in court and a very tenacious cross-examiner. He has regularly sat as an arbitrator.  He has given expert evidence in derivatives/tax litigation in a US federal court, and provided opinions for use in the Moscow Court of Arbitrazh the Madrid Court of First Instance and the courts of New York and California. He sits as a chairman of bar disciplinary tribunals.