Andrew Battisson

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Norton Rose Fulbright Australia

Sydney
Australia
T:+61 2 9330 8611
Sydney
Australia
T:+61 2 9330 8611
Andrew Battisson

Andrew Battisson

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Biography

Andrew Battisson is an international arbitration lawyer who practices globally and has been based in London, Singapore and Sydney.  He is a qualified barrister and solicitor. Prior to joining the firm, he was a partner and co-head of international arbitration (Singapore) at a magic circle firm in Singapore.

He specializes in international commercial and investment treaty arbitration, and acts as counsel to a range of clients in arbitrations under all the major arbitral rules. Andrew also sits as arbitrator in disputes involving a wide variety of parties, laws and industry sectors.

Andrew has particular experience in energy and infrastructure, natural resources and the financial sector, including fintech.  He is experienced in acting for and against States in investment treaty matters and related enforcement matters, and also advises clients on dispute resolution structuring in commercial contracts.

Andrew has acted in disputes under both national laws and international law worldwide.  Andrew is highly ranked across the major legal directories for international arbitration, including in Band 1 of Chambers APAC (Arbitration – Australia) "Andrew Battisson is acknowledged by market sources as a "genuine international arbitration practitioner," noted for his advocacy in both arbitration proceedings and in arbitration enforcement litigation. He wins praise from clients for "overall legal acumen," one particularly emphasising his "strong grasp of issues and excellent ability to develop an appropriate strategy" and his "timely and succinct responses, which are always on point"  and in 'Who's Who Legal Future Leaders: Arbitration' in which he has been ranked in the Top 10 Most Highly Regarded Partners in the Asia Pacific in 2018, 2019 and 2020: "Andrew Battisson is highly regarded for his impressive work on international investment treaty and commercial arbitrations. He is also recognised for having strong expertise in energy, infrastructure and finance matters." (2020). "Andrew Battisson of Norton Rose Fulbright is "someone I highly respect" says one interviewee. He has a "strong track record" and is "very good to work with" in an international arbitration context." (2019).

He is an active member of the international arbitration community.  He is an Australian delegate to the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR and serves on the SIAC Users Council.  He regularly speaks at arbitration conferences throughout the Asia Pacific.


Professional experience

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  • Bachelor of Civil Law, University of Oxford (2005)
  • Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, Australian National University (2002)
  • Bachelor of Laws (1st class), Australian National University (2002)
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting), Australian National University (2000)
  • High Court of Australia 2002
  • New South Wales 2002
  • Singapore Registered Foreign Lawyer 2009
  • Australian Capital Territory 2002
  • Ranked as Band 1 in Chambers Asia Pacific (arbitration – Australia) "Andrew Battisson is acknowledged by market sources as a "genuine international arbitration practitioner," noted for his advocacy in both arbitration proceedings and in arbitration enforcement litigation. He wins praise from clients for "overall legal acumen," one particularly emphasising his "strong grasp of issues and excellent ability to develop an appropriate strategy" and his "timely and succinct responses, which are always on point."
  • Ranked in Who's Who Legal "Future Leaders: Arbitration" (2021) "Andrew Battisson is "strongly endorsed for his top-notch arbitration work" including commercial and investment treaty disputes.
  • Ranked in Who's Who Legal "Future Leaders: Arbitration" (2020) in the Top 10 Most Highly Regarded Partners in the Asia Pacific "Andrew Battisson is highly regarded for his impressive work on international investment treaty and commercial arbitrations. He is also recognised for having strong expertise in energy, infrastructure and finance matters."
  • Ranked in Who's Who Legal "Future Leaders: Arbitration" (2019) in the Top 10 Most Highly Regarded Partners in the Asia Pacific "Andrew Battisson of Norton Rose Fulbright is "someone I highly respect" says one interviewee. He has a "strong track record" and is "very good to work with" in an international arbitration context."
  • Ranked in Who's Who Legal "Future Leaders: Arbitration" (2018) in the Top 10 Most Highly Regarded Partners in the 'rest of the world' category (Asia-Pacific and the Middle East) "Andrew Battisson is well known as an understated and clever" advocate with broad commercial expertise in energy and infrastructure disputes."
  • Listed in Who's Who Legal: "Future Leaders: Arbitration" (2017) "Andrew Battisson in Singapore is a "smart lawyer who is very well liked by clients".
    • Ranked as "up and coming" (Singapore) in Chambers Global (2014 – 2017) and Chambers Asia- Pacific (2014 -2017) and Band 4 in 2018:
    • "Andrew is highly praised as a phenomenal very astute lawyer with an incredible work ethic who shows great attention to detail" (Chambers Asia Pacific 2014).
    • "According to one client, Andrew "draws praise for his speedy application of knowledge and highly efficient co-ordination with colleagues in a recent very complicated matter."" (Chambers Global 2015).
    • "One client observes: "He's clearly an expert in his field, very easy to work with, creative, with lots of ideas, and it's very easy to bounce ideas off him and test things. We feel like we're in very good hands with Andrew.""  (Chambers Asia Pacific 2017).
    • "Andrew Battisson is noted by sources for his growing profile in this practice area. He is active in energy and banking disputes and is also noted for his experience in investment treaty arbitration."" (Chambers Asia Pacific 2018).
  • Listed as a "future star" in Benchmark Litigation's Asia Pacific 2013 and 2014 rankings.
  • Listed in LMG's Expert Guides for "Commercial Arbitration" (2014 and 2020); and "Rising Stars" (Commercial Arbitration) (2015 and 2016).