Alex has 15 years’ experience within the contentious insolvency field, joining from Gowling WLG where he was a partner. Alex is also qualified as a Certified Fraud Examiner, through global anti-fraud body, ACFE.
Alex’s focus is on disputes arising from distressed and insolvent situations, often involving allegations of breach of duty, fraud and dishonesty. He has experience acting for a wide range of clients, including insolvency practitioners, corporates, individuals, family offices, financial institutions as well as governments and public bodies.
He has recently represented liquidators in a claim for over $450m against an offshore bank and its former owner, relating to suspected wide scale tax frauds affecting numerous insolvent entities.
Alex has led a number of successful cases on behalf of his clients in a wide variety of sectors, securing the recovery of many millions in the process. He is described by The Legal 500 as a “key player in international fraud”, and “completely unflappable”. He is also listed as a Global Elite Thought Leader for Asset Recovery by Who’s Who Legal.
John Cahill, Managing Partner, comments:
“I am delighted to welcome Alex to the firm. He has an outstanding reputation and will add further strength and depth to our contentious insolvency and asset recovery capability.”
Alex Jay, comments:
“Stewarts is superbly placed to become an insolvency litigation and asset recovery powerhouse. Conflict free with extensive cross border ability, the firm’s outstanding litigation expertise combined with highly relevant and specialist financial services, trusts and tax expertise will bring an unrivalled offering to this field.
“The firm is already involved in many high profile insolvency cases, and the opportunity to build on this to develop a stand out practice is very exciting.”
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