Alexander Heylin

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Year of call: 2000 England and Wales; 2011 Turks and Caicos; 2015 Cayman; 2016 British Virgin Islands
Regulatory Law and Banking / Finance Law
Alexander has a broad commercial litigation practice covering a wide range of contractual, property and regulatory disputes. His work includes an emphasis on civil fraud, company, insolvency and regulatory matters, as well as complex commercial disputes generally.
The primary focus of Alexander’s banking and finance practice is:
• Claims involving civil fraud in lending facilities and securities
• The enforceability and construction of guarantees and indemnities.
• Asset recovery domestically and globally
• Judgment enforcement
• Production orders and Norwich Pharmacals
Alexander has unique perspective and experience on regulatory issues having both advised funds and other financial institutions including global banks for many years. He has also worked inside a fund dealing with regulatory issues in multiple jurisdictions. He has acted on matters in this area both in England as well as in Cayman, British Virgin Islands and Turks and Caicos.
Alexander has also worked on many matters touching on the US. Having studied US Corporate and securities law at NYU Law along with working for a New York based law firm, Alexander is in a unique position to work with US based lawyers on these matters where they impact on English common law jurisdictions.
Alexander has represented companies and individuals in regulatory matters both contentious and non-contentious including making presentations and direct representations to the relevant regulator. Alexander has been involved in many regulatory matters that have been directly tied to parallel regulatory issues in the US including SEC and DOJ investigations.
Alexander has acted for both Companies and individuals in regulatory matters that also involve criminal allegations including MLAT requests, POCA and money laundering allegations.
Some examples of the areas Alexander can advise on in regulatory law include –
• Financial Services Regulation (including FCA)
• Suspicious Activity Reports in the Financial Sector
• Corporate Governance and Reporting (including POCA)
• Reports to Money Laundering Officers and POCA / money laundering regulations
• Directors Duties and Fiduciary Duties (including representation at Tribunal)
• Professional Conduct particularly concerning those regulated in the Financial Services Sector
• Bribery Act
Internal Investigations
Alexander has acted for major Financial Institutions and Global brands in relation to their internal investigations on issues ranging from financial and sexual misconduct to an arson investigation. Alexander has also acted for individuals who have been caught up in internal investigations.
White Collar Fraud
Alexander has nearly 20 years of experience in Fraud and White-Collar Crime. He has prosecuted and defended many such cases though in the last 10 years had exclusively concentrated on defence. Alexander was formally on the AG Panel prosecuting for bodies such as HMRC, SOCA, NHS and DWP.
Alexander defended one of the primary defendants (against whom all charges were ultimately dropped) in one of the most high-profile fraud and corruption cases in the English-speaking world. This also includes confiscation proceedings and production orders.
The majority of his work in the last 10 years has had international aspects to it and was closely related to regulatory and commercial legal issues. Including MLAT’s, FCPA investigations and production orders with cross border elements. Alexander almost uniquely is in a position where he has considerable experience in all of these areas.
Basic French
BA Newcastle University
CPE / BVC College of Law
LLM Surrey (part time) – Employment Law
LLM NYU Law – Corporate Law
TEP – Trust and Estate Practioner as designated by STEP

Latest News & Publications

Alexander Heylin and Annie Townley successfully acted in the trial on behalf of the 6th and 7th Respondents against whom all claims were dismissed...

Date: Fri, 06 Aug 2021
Extension of existing restrictions on enforcement and entirely new proposed restrictions on landlord action...

Date: Thu, 24 Jun 2021
Further extension of restrictions on winding-up and suspension of wrongful trading liability to 30 June 2021; temporary Part A1 moratorium rules extended to 30 September 2021...

Date: Wed, 31 Mar 2021