Year of call: 2000 England and Wales; 2011 Turks and Caicos; 2015 Cayman; 2016 British Virgin Islands
Alexander is experienced in many areas of insolvency law both domestic and international both advising and conducting the hearings. Clients include banks, lending institutions, accountants, major companies, and bond holders. He regularly provides advice, advocacy and drafting in the following areas -
• Administrative receivers
• Allegations of misfeasance
• Asset-tracing and recovery
• Clawback Claims
• Cross-border (including EC Regulation, the Cross-Border Insolvency Regulations and UNCITRAL model law)
• Directors’ disqualification
• Fraudulent and wrongful trading
• Liquidation (including application for appointment of provisional Liquidator)
• Statutory demands
• Transactions at an under value including S.423 applications
• Voluntary arrangements and ‘pre -packed’ liquidations
• Winding up in the public interest
Alexander also acts in matters of personal bankruptcy. He has acted for trustees in bankruptcy, supervisors/nominees in IVAs, as well as insolvency practitioners, debtors, creditors and bankrupts. He has extensive experience of contested statutory demands, bankruptcy petitions, contested annulment of bankruptcy proceedings, transactions at an undervalue and transaction avoidance and applications by trustees in bankruptcy and those concerning IVAs and CVAs.
Cross Border Insolvency
Much large-scale insolvency work has an international or cross border element. Alexander had been involved in high value multi – jurisdictional insolvencies. These include cases involving Cayman, British Virgin Islands, Dubai, Hong Kong and Turks and Caicos. Alexander has been called to the bar and has appeared regularly in the courts of Cayman, British Virgin Islands and Turks and Caicos.
Alexander is particularly well placed to provide this multi-specialism advice and representation at hearings.
These large-scale international insolvencies regularly throw up complex issues involving a wide range of legal disciplines including company law, fraud, trusts and property rights and interim applications, such as for anti-suit injunctions, to enforce arbitral awards, permission to serve out of the jurisdiction, injunctions to restrain presentation of petitions and freezing and proprietary injunctions.
Alexander studied for a Masters (LLM) in International and US Corporate law at NYU Law one of the top 5 law schools in the US and studied US bankruptcy law under Judge Gonzalez former head of Southern District New York Bankruptcy Court and international bankruptcy at Columbia Law School under Jodie Kirshner.
Examples of Notable Cases
- Lead Counsel in acting for underwrites accused of fraudulent trading and dishonest assistance in an alleged ‘ponzi’ scheme brought by the Liquidators in a claim worth several million in GBP. (2020)
- Lead Counsel acting for IP’s representing victims of $300 million Ponzi scheme operated out of Dubai. Cross border issues on insolvency law in several jurisdictions with a vast amount of documentation to be analysed. (2018)
- Lead Counsel for purchasers of Ritz Carlton (West Caicos) in insolvency action relating to the collapse of Lehman Brothers, (2014)
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