Alex is a Senior Associate and Solicitor-Advocate in the Crisis and Reputation Management team at Osborne Clarke.
Alex is a commercial litigator by trade and regularly advises clients involved in litigation in all divisions of the High Court with a varied experience of resolving disputes in the Digital Business and Retail & Consumer sectors.
Alex specialises in Crisis and Reputation Management. Having acted for News Corporation on the high profile phone-hacking investigation at his previous firm, Alex now advises a number of corporate and individual clients on a range of reputation management issues, acting for both claimants and defendants. He is frequently involved in providing pre and post-publication advice, bringing and defending libel complaints, protecting privacy and personal data, dealing with critical incidents such as data breaches and blackmail, identifying anonymous wrongdoers and obtaining injunctive relief. Alex has recently appeared as sole-advocate in the High Court, successfully obtaining a third party disclosure order.
Alex also advises clients on all aspects of compliance with various EU sanctions legislation, particularly in respect of Russia and Iran. At his previous firm, Alex was based in Moscow at the time of the implementation of EU sanctions against Russia and was involved in advising clients on their impact.
Alex trained and was a litigation associate at a Magic Circle firm before joining Osborne Clarke in December 2014. He has previously practised in London, Tokyo and Moscow, and spent a six-month secondment with the in-house legal team of a global investment bank. He is a former Captain in the British Army.