Andrew Park

Andrew ParkAndrew Park is a UK commercial lawyer with over 35 years experience in legal practice.  He qualified as a solicitor in 1978, and set up APP Law in 1994.

Initially Andrew dealt with a broad range of company, commercial  and litigation work.  In 1995 he took on one of the first compensation cases for a UK wine importer under the EU Commercial Agents Directive.  He became interested in the wine trade, and the complex, cross-border legal problems it gives rise to.  Over time, he developed a niche specialism in legal work relating to the UK and EU wine trade.

Andrew has operated as a solo since 1994.  He has no plans to change this.  It means he can guarantee that every client receives a one-to-one personal service, and that every piece of work is done to the highest possible standard.

Legal work for the wine trade

Andrew works mainly for  producers in the major wine-producing countries who export to the UK and/or the EU.  Most of that work relates to:

  • Agency, Distribution and Other Contracts
  • Brands, Joint Ventures and IP
  • Regulatory Matters
  • Termination, Compensation and Dispute Resolution

He has also worked for UK importers and others involved in the UK trade.  See Wine Trade Law.

… and spirits

Andrew advises foreign spirits drinks producers in connection with their UK and EU trading activities and regulatory matters.

Other kinds of work

Andrew also provides Company & Commercial, Mediation and Dispute Resolution services.  See Commercial Law and Dispute Resolution.

Professional bodies and associations

  • Law Society of England & Wales
  • International Wine Lawyers Association (aka the AIDV)
  • UK Wine and Spirits Trade Association
  • Civil Mediation Council Registered Mediator

Publications

Andrew has written numerous articles for both wine trade and legal publications.  Here are some of the more recent ones.

“In Italy we often use the term ‘Avvocatense’ which roughly translates to ‘lawyer speak’: the deliberately complex and confusing language that lawyers often use. I’m pleased to say that Andrew did not use ‘Avvocatense’; he explained everything very clearly about our legal position and our range of options.”  Read the full testimonial

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