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Andrew Horne

Andrew Horne



  • Banking
  • Capital Markets
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Corporate Litigation
  • Insurance
  • Litigation

WSG Practice Industries


WSG Leadership

Dispute Resolution and Litigation
Andrew specialises in commercial litigation and dispute resolution and is co-leader of the firm’s dispute resolution division. He also leads our insurance practice. Andrew has particular expertise in commercial and contract disputes, corporate and regulatory issues, financial services, insurance, technology and telecoms.

Andrew has acted for major listed companies and financial institutions in New Zealand and around the world. He is experienced in managing complex, high-value disputes, including taking cases to trial and resolving disputes through mediation. He also helps clients avoid disputes by resolving issues at an early stage.

Andrew began his career as an associate lawyer in MinterEllisonRuddWatts’ dispute resolution team before spending nine years with Clifford Chance in London, the last three as a Partner, where he specialised in commercial disputes with a particular focus on corporate, financial services and technology litigation.

Since his return to MinterEllisonRuddWatts in 2009, Andrew has been recognised as a leading individual in Chambers Global and Chambers Asia-Pacific.

Bar Admissions

Admitted to the bar in England and Wales (2002) and New Zealand (1994)


LLM, University of British Columbia, 1999
LLB (Hons First Class), University of Otago, 1993
BA, University of Otago, 1993
Areas of Practice

Banking | Capital Markets | Commercial Litigation | Corporate Litigation | Energy | Finance | Information Technology | Insurance | Litigation | Mergers & Acquisitions | Regulatory | Technology | Telecommunications

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

Ranked as a leading Dispute Resolution lawyer, Chambers Asia-Pacific & Global
Ranked as a Leading Individual – Insurance and Dispute Resolution, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific
Recognised for Telecommunications Law, Best Lawyers

The New Insurance Landscape in the Face of COVID-19
MinterEllisonRuddWatts, June 2020

Business interruption (BI) insurance policyholders across the globe have raised concerns around their insurers’ responses to their claims for business interruption losses arising from the COVID-19 pandemic. With many countries in lockdown, many businesses have been significantly affected. Those business have typically found that their claims for lost revenue/profit have been declined. Many BI policies contain specific exclusions for loss arising from pandemics such as COVID-19...

Business Disruption Insurance and COVID-19
MinterEllisonRuddWatts, March 2020

Businesses that suffer losses because of disruption caused by COVID-19 will be considering whether they may be able to make claims under their insurance policies...

Governance and the Rise of the Activist Shareholder
MinterEllisonRuddWatts, August 2017

As the tide of shareholder activism rises around the world, MinterEllisonRuddWatts discussed the trend and implications for New Zealand business at its annual Corporate Governance Symposium for directors and executives last night...

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