Andrew Fincham

Andrew Fincham


Andrew advises on competition law and related issues.
He has a particular specialty and interest in issues at the intersection of competition law, industry regulation and microeconomics: mergers, behavioural antitrust, economic regulation, market studies and remedies implementation, subsidy control/state aid and public procurement. Andrew’s work typically involves a regulatory backdrop and/or significant cross-border dimensions, and he provides legal advice in areas that require understanding of complex microeconomic or quantitative issues. Recent work has involved issues in electricity and gas transmission and distribution, water utilities, financial services, technology, mining, music and FMCG markets.


Representative matters

Acting Head of Competition Law for the global retail and commercial banks of a major international bank (15 month secondment).

Scottish Power Energy Networks on its appeal to the CMA of the Gas and Electricity Markets Authority RIIO-ET2 (electricity transmission) price control determination, and in respect of a third party appeal of the RIIO-ED1 (electricity distribution) price control determination.

A state owned petroleum company on the EU investigation into alleged territorial restrictions relating to the supply of LNG into Europe.

A major UK and global bank on the UK FCA’s market study into investment and corporate banking.

Speaking Engagements

  • Presenter, Investment Platforms Market Study – an overview, TISA seminar, December 2017
  • Panellist, Competition Law Challenges in the Financial Services Sector, InformaConnect, September 2020

Leadership Positions And Professional Affiliations

  • Andrew holds a Master of Laws degree from the University of Chicago and degrees in economics and law from the University of Auckland
  • He is qualified in New Zealand



Admitted as a Solicitor (England and Wales), 2019

Admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor (New Zealand), 2004


BCom, Economics, University of Auckland, 2004

LLB, (Hons), Law, University of Auckland, 2004

LLM, Law, University of Chicago, 2009

A&O Shearman was formed on May 1, 2024 by the combination of Shearman & Sterling LLP and Allen & Overy LLP and their respective affiliates (the legacy firms). Any matters referred to above may include matters undertaken by one or more of the legacy firms rather than A&O Shearman.