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Alex is an associate at Keidan Harrison LLP, having joined the firm in April 2021. Prior to joining Keidan Harrison LLP Alex was an associate at London firm Elborne Mitchell LLP, an established specialist insurance practice which he joined upon his qualification as a solicitor in June 2019. Alex’s training contact was focused on commercial litigation with one year spent at Gresham Legal, a London disputes boutique. The remainder of Alex’s training contract was a combination of trade finance (predominately for financial institutions) and “in house” legal work.

Alex’s experience to date has included a variety of high value commercial disputes often with an international element, acting for clients including insurance brokers, HNW individuals, manager owned businesses and large corporates. Recent work of note (in particular for financial services) has included the Court of Appeal decision in Lamesa Investments Limited v Cynergy Bank Limited, which concerned the applicability of US secondary sanctions to an English law facility agreement.

In addition to his varied commercial disputes practice, Alex’s time at Elborne Mitchell LLP was unique in that it included exposure to both work for and against the insurance market, which included a part-time secondment at a Lloyd’s underwriter.

Alex is also familiar with alternative dispute resolution, including mediations and without-prejudice discussions.

Alex has lived and worked abroad (China and Israel) and therefore brings a sound understanding of different cultures and business environments to his practice.


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