Alex is an associate in the Competition team based in London with experience in representing multinational and UK clients from a range of industries (including construction, aviation, technology, retail and automotives) in global cartel investigations and cross-border merger control proceedings before the European Commission, the Competition and Markets Authority and other competition agencies globally.  He also has experience in advising on the application of antitrust law to commercial agreements and practices; in particular, in joint venture and tender contexts.

Aside from his experience in private practice, Alex recently spent nine months with SSE Plc where he advised in particular on antitrust risks in joint venture and joint bidding scenarios, as well as in the context of the Government's Contracts for Difference auction rounds, and engaged with Ofgem on a variety of regulatory issues. 

Prior to joining AG, Alex worked for another international law firm and has practised in London and Brussels. 


Alex's recent experience includes: 

  • advising Lexon and Knights Pharmacy on the sale of its wholesale and retail pharmacy businesses to the Bestway Group, securing a fast-track Phase 1 clearance with remedies from the UK CMA.
  • advising Apollo in securing EU, UK,US and other merger control clearances in relation to various acquisitions, including in the luxury retail insurance, oil and gas, and petrochemical spaces
  • advising Connect Airways, a consortium comprising Cyrus Capital, Virgin Atlantic and Stobart Aviation, in its acquisition of Flybe, securing conditional Phase I clearance before the European Commission (following a successful derogation request)
  • representing education publisher, McGraw Hill, in multijurisdictional merger control proceedings in the UK, US, Australia, New Zealand and Canada concerning its global 'three-to-two' acquisition of Cengage
  • advising Tadano Global in respect of its 'three-to-two' acquisition of the global mobile cranes business of Terex corporation , securing unconditional Phase I clearances from both the UK CMA and the German Bundeskartellamt 
  • representing Concordia in relation to the CMA's investigations into excessive pricing and pay-for-delay conduct, and in relation to challenges to CMA search warrants in the High Court and the Court of Appeal
  • representing a global electronic components manufacturer in its applications for leniency to the European Commission - in relation to possible breaches of Article 101 TFEU, persuading the Commission not to open an investigation 
  • "Key Issues in International Merger Control: Practical Considerations", American Bar Association's Antitrust in the Americas conference, May 9-10, 2019.
  • "The EU adopts its first foreign direct investment regulation", JDSupra, March 27, 2019.
Professional Memberships
  • Law Society of England and Wales