Expertise

Alex is a Legal Director in the Commercial Litigation team in London. He specialises in commercial litigation, civil fraud and financial crime advising on high-value, cross-border disputes for a wide range of clients including FTSE 100 companies, banks, corporates, financial institutions and high-net-worth individuals.  Alex is experienced advising on all manner of complex disputes, fraud, financial crime, e-commerce and regulatory compliance, complex investigations and mis-selling claims (in relation to financial products). He has extensive High Court experience including acting on one of the most high-profile cases to come before the English Courts in recent years.

Alex has previously undertaken secondments with two major high-street banks and spent two years working as an in-house lawyer at the Royal Bank of Scotland Group in its Disputes & Financial Crime Legal team managing significant and wide-ranging fraud and financial crime disputes. 

Experience includes the following:

  • Acting for Boris Berezovsky in his multi-billion pound claims against the estate of his former business partner Arkadi Patarkatsishvili and the Russian oligarch Vasily Anisimov
  • Acting in a complex cross-border dispute involving high risk jurisdictions (Iran) including successfully obtaining a multi-million pound High Court worldwide freezing injunction against the First Defendant 
  • Acting for a major high-street bank successfully defending multiple urgent High Court injunction hearings arising from a complex customer exit and subsequent freezing of accounts under the Proceeds of Crime Act (following receipt of suspected proceeds of crime from the US via the Cayman Islands).
  • Acting for a major pharmaceutical company in a multi-million pound High Court claim in deceit and unjust enrichment against one of its pharmaceutical suppliers 
  • Regularly acting for multiple high-street banks in in connection with high-value Authorised Push Payment frauds and unauthorised fraud payments from "account take-over", "impersonation" or rogue director frauds.