Andrew is a Partner and Head of Baker McKenzie Habib Al Mulla’s Arbitration and Construction practice, based in Dubai. He specialises in providing contentious and non-contentious energy, infrastructure and mining advice to both international and domestic clients operating in Africa. He is ranked in Chambers Global, Legal 500 and Who’s Who Legal for Construction and Dispute Resolution. Andrew has worked extensively across the Middle East and Africa for over 10 years, acting for governments and international corporations, advising on complex commercial disputes under a variety of civil and common law systems. He is very familiar with all the construction standard form contracts, including FIDIC and NEC, as well as having reviewed and amended many government bespoke contracts. He is frequently asked to provide ongoing project counsel advice on large scale infrastructure and energy projects in Africa. In the last 10 years his practice has mainly focused on projects, transactions and disputes in the DRC, Uganda, Rwanda, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria and Tanzania.
He has tried cases in all of the major arbitration forums including ICSID, ICC, LCIA, SIAC, UNCITRAL and DIAC. He also holds full rights of audience before the DIFC Courts, sits as an arbitrator and has written and presented at numerous international conferences on arbitration and dispute resolution for the ICC and the IBA.
Andrew Mackenzie has “an exceptional knowledge” of construction matters and “a strong commitment to his clients“ (Who’s Who Legal). He shows “relentless tenacity and absolute client focus“ (Chambers Global).