Andrew Davidson

Andrew is a senior Partner in the Construction, Commercial Litigation and Insurance Practices in the Perth office of HWL Ebsworth. Andrew has practised in Construction, Commercial Litigation and Insurance for over 25 years in New Zealand, the United Kingdom and Australia. Andrew joined HWL Ebsworth as a partner in 2013 following its merger with Downings, where he was a partner for 12 years.

Andrew acts on behalf of a number of local, national and overseas companies, government agencies and insurers (Domestic, US and Lloyd’s) on a wide range of matters including contractual disputes, regulatory investigations and statutory breaches, and construction/mining/resources disputes.

Andrew has been recognised for in both Best Lawyers™ Australia and Doyle’s Guide for Litigation.


Andrew’s experience includes advising:

  • An international construction company with respect of a billion dollar infrastructure project and a dispute with Principal, including advising on a range of contractual issues, and preparation of claims;
  • A CFO of a listed Australian entity with respect to ASIC investigations and examinations and ancillary US investigations;
  • A listed mining services company in defending a claim of breach of contract and negligence in excess of $450 million;
  • Engineers in defending claims for negligent design of infrastructure projects, including highway/freeway pavement failures (Kwinana, Roe highway extensions);
  • A listed design and construct contractor with respect to a major tunnel collapse at an iron ore mine site (liability and recovery); and
  • Lloyds Syndicates on coverage and liability for pure economic loss claims arising from the Varanus Gas explosion (damages in excess of $700 million), appearing on behalf of Lloyds Syndicates at a preliminary mediation conference in Washington DC and a mediation in Perth, WA.

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