FRA welcomes former BDO Principal, Andrew Maclay, as new Partner to the London office.
Andrew said of his appointment, “FRA is an amazing firm – so many languages and nationalities, and incredible depth of experience and dynamism in investigations, monitorships and data analytics. adding in my experience in international arbitration and anti-corruption.
Toby Duthie, FRA Founding Partner and head of the firm’s European offices said of Andrew’s arrival, “It’s an exciting time of growth for FRA and we are very excited to have Andrew join us to expand our Disputes capabilities. With over 20 years’ experience in commercial and investment arbitration and forensic accounting, Andrew’s expertise covers the globe from Europe to Africa. His skills, combined with our leadership team in the US and Europe, will be invaluable to the firm and our clients.”
FRA is an incredibly unique firm with a brilliant reputation in the investigations, monitorships and data governance space. As the firm grows and expands, I want to help diversify our capabilities into international commercial and investment arbitration. We already work with leading international lawyers and corporates across multiple sectors and jurisdictions. I see no reason why FRA can’t be as well-known in the international arbitration world. I am really looking forward to working with colleagues from different technical and cultural backgrounds at FRA. It is amazing that whether working on a project in Kiev or Casablanca, it will be with a colleague who not only speaks the language but knows and understands the culture.”
Andrew has specialised in all aspects of Forensic Accounting since 1996. He has worked on a large variety of disputes involving international commercial and investment arbitration, breach of contract, breach of warranty, loss of profits, sale and purchase disputes, expert determinations, valuations, contentious insolvency, fraud and corruption investigations and UK Bribery act advice. He has given evidence eight times before ICSID, ICC and LCIA tribunals, the high court, a criminal court and a US deposition. Sectors in which Andrew has worked include renewables, aviation, telecoms, electricity generation, oil & gas, extractive industries, manufacturing, retail, construction and infrastructure. He has worked in many jurisdictions, particularly France, Switzerland, West and East Europe, Africa and the Middle East. He lived in Burundi, Africa, for three years, and is fluent in French.