Alexander specialises in all areas of commercial law practised at 7KBW, particularly international arbitration, insurance and reinsurance, shipping, energy and private international law.
He is recommended as a leading junior in the fields of Commercial Litigation and Insurance and Reinsurance by the legal directories. The Legal 500 describes him as a ‘truly excellent senior junior, super-intelligent and very hardworking.’ In recent years Alexander has been involved in a number of complex and high profile commercial disputes. Amongst other things, he acted for SSE subsidiary Medway Power Station Limited in its long-running dispute with Centrica relating to the supply of gas at its plant, and he is currently acting for owners in the B Atlantic dispute, and for a number of insurers in the US$1.2 billion claim brought by SBM in connection with the Yme MOPUstor project. He has also been involved in insurance and reinsurance disputes (many of them in arbitration) relating to Madoff, large-scale buy-to-let mortgage fraud, the Christchurch II earthquake, the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, pensions mis-selling and parallel lotteries. Alexander is equally comfortable being instructed on his own, or working as part of a large counsel and solicitor team. He appears in all tiers of the English courts, and has acted in a wide range of arbitrations, including under ICC, LCIA, LMAA, GAFTA and RSA terms.