Alex practices in the fields of commercial law, international arbitration, and public international law. He is well known for his work as a specialist junior acting in complex cases in private international law and jurisdictional immunities.
Alex’s practice spans a broad range of matters in the business world, including civil fraud, finance, intellectual property, shipping and international trade, insurance, joint ventures, as well as general corporate disputes. He is listed in the most recent The Legal 500 directories. In addition, Alex is a strong linguist and is often involved in cases working with documentation in other languages, in particular French and Spanish.
In addition to his general commercial practice, Alex has particular specialisms in private international law and public international law, including the law of state immunity, diplomatic immunity, as well as disputes involving foreign affairs in the English Courts. He writes and speaks in various fora in these areas and is the co-author (with Professor Andrew Dickinson of Oxford University) of The State Immunity Act 1978 (OUP, forthcoming), a new edition based on one of the leading texts on the law of state immunity in the United Kingdom.
Alex acts as sole counsel or as part of larger teams for individuals, companies and State entities and has appeared at all levels of the judicial hierarchy, including the High Court (Commercial Court and Chancery Division), Court of Appeal, Supreme Court of the United Kingdom, and the Court of Justice of the European Union. He also regularly appears in major international arbitrations in London and other seats worldwide, in particular under the ICC and LCIA Rules.
Alex holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in Law from the University of Cambridge (Double First) and the University of Oxford (Distinction).Privacy notice