Alexander is an experienced practitioner in commercial contract disputes of all kinds, with a long-standing specialism in business format franchising; civil fraud; breach of fiduciary obligations; professional negligence, in particular that of construction professionals; banking and finance, including mortgage lending; partnership disputes and minority shareholders’ disputes.
He has more than 17 years’ experience of arbitration. He has been a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators since 2010 and holds the Institute’s diploma in international commercial arbitration, a prestigious qualification well-known throughout the arbitration community worldwide. He has been an accredited mediator through ADR Chambers since 2005. He has acted as counsel in arbitration and mediation under the institutional rules of both the ICC and LCIA. The subject matter has ranged from construction to share valuation and divestiture in the telecoms sector to intellectual property and patent licensing.
As counsel he mounted a successful challenge on grounds of serious procedural irregularity to an arbitrator’s award made in an LCIA arbitration (such challenges are frequently made but rarely succeed), Maass v Musion Events Ltd., O’Connell & Rock  1346 (Comm). He also appeared in Holloway v Chancery Mead  EWHC 2345 (TCC), concerning the enforceability of a reference to ADR as a binding condition precedent to arbitration.
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