Andrew Iyer is a Commercial Lawyer and Arbitration Specialist with almost 30 years of legal experience. He is an ex-solicitor and a former senior partner of a major international law firm in the City of London, where he practised Energy, Insurance, Shipping and Commodities/Trade law, headed the firm's Global Energy & Offshore Group and its Italian Shipping practice, and was appointed to the firm's Strategic Leadership Team. He has also worked in-house as Senior Legal Adviser to a well known international marine business. He set up IY LEGAL in 2015 with the aim of providing top quality, boutique legal services at a genuinely affordable price.
Whilst a solicitor, he was regularly recognised by 'Chambers Guide to the Legal Profession' and 'The Legal 500' as an expert and leading individual for Energy, Shipping and Commodities/Trade law.
Andrew has acted for a wide range of national and international clients, including: oil and gas majors and many of the world’s leading energy and renewables contractors, service providers and businesses; shipowners, charterers and shippers in the principal marine centres such as Greece, Italy, Northern Europe, the Far East, China, South America and the USA; many of the world's largest commodity traders and brokers dealing in the full range of commodities, derivatives and precious metals; P&I Clubs in the International Group, Hull & Machinery, construction industry and energy risk insurers; yacht brokers; investors, asset managers, banks and other financial institutions; companies involved in transport, the movement of goods, information and logistics; designers and providers of online trading platforms and environments and blockchain technology; and fintech companies.
He has been involved in many significant transactions, ventures and international deals and has successfully represented clients in some of the most prominent, high value and complex commercial arbitrations in London.
“Andrew Iyer of IY LEGAL has excellent, wide ranging experience and expertise and is a very accomplished commercial lawyer. He has become a valuable and extremely cost effective legal resource for our UK and international businesses. I highly recommend his firm and his services.” MD Boatshed Inc.
Andrew Iyer has won the following recent Awards:
Arbitration Law within England 2019 (IAE Awards)
Commercial Lawyer of the Year 2018 (Corporate LiveWire Global Awards)
Energy Law Lawyer of the Year in England 2018 (IAE Awards)
Leading Arbitration Specialist of the Year UK 2018 (Acquisition International Magazine)
Arbitration Work - London UK 2017 (Corporate LiveWire Award)
Andrew is recommended by Global Law Experts' lawyers guide 2019.
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While he was practising as a solicitor, Andrew Iyer was described by 'Chambers Guide to the Legal Profession' as:
"The 'fantastic' Andrew Iyer [who] enjoys a 'stellar' name as a highly skilled and consummate professional..peers regard him as 'a clever and worthy opponent..confident, focused and discriminating'."
While Andrew Iyer was practising as a solicitor, he won the:
International Law Office 'Client Choice Award for Energy & Natural Resources UK'.