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A highly knowledgeable Senior Associate with considerable experience across a wide range of complex and high-profile criminal matters, Alex focuses in white collar crime, including allegations of bribery and corruption, fraud, and money laundering. Alex has deep experience advising high-profile individuals and corporates at all stages of domestic investigations and prosecutions conducted by the SFO, the CPS, HMRC, the NCA, and the FCA (including in ancillary matters such as cash forfeiture, restraint and confiscation proceedings), as well as challenging the designation of individuals on sanctions lists.

Alex’s portfolio of work regularly involves complex cross-border matters, including handling domestic cases with parallel investigations or prosecutions taking place in other jurisdictions, such as France, Gibraltar, India, and the USA. He is skilled at managing the competing complexities of inter-connected proceedings and engaging with a range of law enforcement agencies, including the US DOJ, the SEC, the French PNF, and the Indian CBI and ED.

A qualified Higher Rights solicitor-advocate with experience of representing clients both at the police station and in court, Alex has an array of advisory and litigation skills. He focuses on tactics, appreciating the need for a coherent and strategic approach from the outset, and adept at distilling legal and procedural complexities into clear, comprehensible advice. Coupled with his personable approach, this ensures that his clients are fully informed and supported throughout their matter.

Alex was educated in Australia and Japan, before reading law at the University of Westminster. He speaks both Japanese and Hindi. Alex is the European Regional Forum Liaison Officer for the International Bar Association’s Business Crime Committee.

Capabilities

Experience

  • Advised a corporate in respect of UK export control laws relating to the export of dual-use items.°
  • Acted for an individual in relation to the Serious Fraud Office’s Airbus investigation, with no charges being brought.°
  • Advised an individual subject to an investigation of corruption and money laundering in India.°
  • Advised a HNW individual in respect of the reporting of offences under the Financial Services Act 2012 and Fraud Act 2006 to the Financial Conduct Authority.°
  • Acted for a corporate in respect of an internal investigation into allegations of price-fixing.°
  • Advised a HNW family regarding mutual legal assistance matters arising out of allegations of corruption and money laundering in India.°
  • Advised an individual in relation to regulatory proceedings in Gibraltar connected to the liquidation of an insurance company.°
  • Defended Tesco’s commercial director on charges of an alleged £250 million accounting fraud.°
  • Acted for an individual charged with money laundering relating to funds defrauded from NHS trusts and educational institutions by various fraudsters.°
  • Acted for an individual in relation to a Financial Conduct Authority investigation into market abuse.°
  • Acted for an individual in relation to the Serious Fraud Office’s GSK investigation, with no charges being brought.°
  • Acted for individuals in relation to the Serious Fraud Office’s Rolls Royce investigation, with no charges being brought.°
  • Represented individuals interviewed as witnesses by the Serious Fraud Office under its compulsory powers.°
  • Represented individuals interviewed as witnesses by the Financial Conduct Authority under its compulsory powers.°
  • Successfully defended an individual accused of MTIC fraud relating to the trading of carbon credits.°
  • Acted for an individual accused of MTIC fraud in connection with mobile phone trade.°

°The above representations were handled by Mr. Swan prior to his joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

Recognition & Leadership

  • European Regional Forum Liaison Officer, Business Crime Committee, International Bar Association
  • Member, Anglo-Australasian Lawyers Society
  • Member, Fraud Lawyers Association
  • Executive Committee Member, British-Malaysian Society

Credentials

Education
  • LL.B., University of Westminster
  • Bar Vocational Course, BPP Law School
  • Qualified Lawyers Transfer Test, BPP Law School
Admissions
  • England and Wales
Languages
  • Hindi
  • Japanese