A highly knowledgeable Of Counsel 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.