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Andrew Mace - 9 Stone Buildings

Andrew Mace

Andrew Mace - Barrister, 9 Stone Buildings

Andrew was called to the Bar in 1997 and has been a partner with major City and International law firms.


He obtained his JIEB qualification in 2007 and qualified as an international arbitrator in 2013. He has over 20 years’ experience in the insolvency, restructuring and turnaround arena and acts for officeholders, directors, funders and creditors.

During the course of Andrew’s practice he has developed a wide-ranging knowledge of company, partnership, costs, commercial disputes and insolvency law. This enables him to advise clients with a good appreciation of the wider issues relevant to them. He was a member of the stakeholder committee between 2011 and 2015 advising on the amendments to the Insolvency Rules which culminated in the Insolvency (England and Wales) Rules 2016 and acts as an advocate in an advisory capacity, and has appeared both on his own and as part of a team in a wide variety of cases.


He has experience in:


Bondholder issues

Motor industry/motorsport


Recording industry, games industry and media

Financial regulation, in particular client money (CASS 5 and CASS 7) issues for administrators

Hotels and telecoms.

He has advised on:


Challenging/replacing  Administrators

Challenging CVA decisions, hostile appointments and fraud investigations/recoveries

Injunctions to prevent the presentation/advertisement of winding up petitions

The application of CASS 5 and of Berkeley Applegate principles.

Applications challenging the validity of Company Voluntary Arrangements based on unfair prejudice.

Applications for appointment of administrators

Applications for relief from sanctions

Applications for relief from s.216 Insolvency Act provisions for directors

Intervening in applications to appoint administrators

Challenges to officeholders’ fees

Actions in respect of antecedent transactions by directors

Shareholder disputes

Unlawful dividends

Directors’ duties