Alex has been ranked by the directories as a leading junior for many years. According to past editions of the two directories, Alex is also appreciated for being “able to quickly assimilate large and complex matters and has an excellent manner in front of clients”. He is also a “great team player”, “a very talented intellect” who does “sterling work”, is “very client friendly”, “responsive”, “excellent to deal with on a day to day basis”, and has a “user friendly attitude in cases”. Much of Alex’s work is financial in nature, involving banking, financial products, pensions, tax and trusts disputes both on and offshore. A number of recent cases have involved disputes within IFA networks and due to consolidation within the financial services market. Alex also practises across a wide range of professional liability work acting to bring and defend claims against solicitors, barristers, accountants, valuers, insurance brokers, tax advisers, pensions advisers, independent financial advisers and other financial services professionals. In 2012-13 he was instructed in the case identified by the Lawyer as the “largest professional negligence” case of the year, Langstone Leisure v Pannone LLP. In 2012 he achieved the summary dismissal of a US$50m claim against KPMG in the Commercial Court. He is presently defending a claim relating to the management of Standard Life’s portfolio of shopping centres, and pursuing a claim for Barclays relating to the valuation of the Von Essen hotel group. Alex benefits from having trained and spent his early years in practice in renowned chancery commercial chambers. He therefore also has broad experience of company, partnership, insolvency, pensions, and property disputes. He takes and defends claims against fiduciaries or those acting for or advising them, particularly professional company directors, trust administrators, and trustees. These actions are frequently conducted in offshore jurisdictions. Related insurance claims are a further area of expertise, Alex having acted for Excess Insurers in the recent Commercial Court dispute brought by Rathbones and Mr Egerton-Vernon, in relation to the cover available to him when acting in his capacity as a personal trustee of the Walker trusts in Jersey. Alex’s particular expertise is in handling complex, multi-party, document heavy litigation in which he frequently leads more junior counsel. A significant proportion of his cases involve advancing or defending allegations of civil fraud. He is regularly instructed at short notice to seek, resist or discharge urgent injunctive and other pre-emptive relief, including freezing injunctions, search orders, Norwich Pharmacal and Bankers Trust orders. In one year alone he had more than 20 such applications ranging across numerous jurisdictions. Alex’s practice has a distinctly international flavour, having acted in disputes from Africa to Fiji, from St Lucia and the Cayman Islands to the Channel Islands, and from the BVI to Mauritius. He has acted as sole counsel in appeals to the Privy Council from the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court. He frequently travels abroad to meet clients, to appear in court, or to support local counsel. Born in Sweden and spending part of his childhood in Singapore and then Malaysia, he is comfortable in an unfamiliar environment and enjoys travel and working with clients and lawyers in different jurisdictions.