Alex is a specialist in private international law. His practice consists almost entirely of cross-border disputes over a wide range of commercial and other matters, including aspects of public international law and state immunity.
His practice is mainly in the Commercial Court and Chancery Division of the High Court, as well as appellate work and arbitration. Alex has been admitted ad hoc to the Bars of Bermuda and the Cayman Islands. He also sits as an arbitrator in international commercial arbitrations both in the UK and abroad.
Alex has given expert evidence on English and European law for proceedings in Europe, Russia, Canada, Latin America and the US. He has also lectured on topics of European and international law in Britain, Europe and the US. Alex was a Visiting Fellow of New York University’s Center for Transnational Litigation and Commercial Law in 2011 and 2018. He is currently a Visiting Professor at King’s College London, teaching private international law. Alex is also a member of the Advisory Boards of the Journal of Private International Law and Oxford University’s Institute of European and Comparative Law.
He was appointed an Assistant Recorder in 1998 and a Recorder in 2000, sitting in both civil and criminal jurisdictions. Alex is also a Deputy High Court Judge.