Andrew J. Durkovic
Andrew J. Durkovic is a partner in the international law firm Amsterdam & Partners LLP, with offices in London, United Kingdom, and Washington, DC.
During almost 20 years of legal practice, Andrew has represented numerous companies, individuals and governments on a wide range of business, political, and human rights issues. Building upon a broad foundation in complex commercial litigation and international law as a partner with the U.S. firm of Baker Hostetler LLP, Andrew teamed with Robert Amsterdam in 2007 and now manages Amsterdam & Partners LLP’s office in Washington, DC.
Andrew specializes in cross-border/multi-jurisdictional disputes, including international litigation and arbitration, as well as political advocacy cases. Andrew represents clients involved in commercial disputes, business expropriation, political risk issues, and government abuses in emerging markets, including unlawful imprisonment and other forms of rights violations. His practice draws upon a broad spectrum of legal and other non-traditional advocacy strategies to protect and advance clients’ interests, including traditional litigation/arbitration, political advocacy, and media-based initiatives.
He is recognized for managing, litigating and arbitrating disputes, often forming “virtual firms,” through which Amsterdam & Partners LLP taps into the best available talent, tailored to the varying needs of each client and market.
Andrew’s practice is truly global. He has handled matters touching upon countries as diverse as Azerbaijan, Bermuda, Bolivia, Bulgaria, Canada, Cuba, Czech Republic, El Salvador, France, Georgia, Guatemala, Guinea-Conakry, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, the Netherlands, Nigeria, Panama, Russia, South Africa, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Andrew often works directly in-country with local practitioners and experts, drawing upon principles of both domestic and international law in representation of the firm’s clients.
Andrew has a special affinity for Latin America, where his practice has spanned more than 15 years. He was schooled in Venezuela and Guatemala, and he speaks, reads and writes Spanish fluently, including legal documentation.
Andrew is a member of the International Law Section of the American Bar Association, and he is admitted to practice law in Washington, DC and California. He earned his undergraduate degree at UCLA and his law degree at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles.