Alexander is a senior associate with particular experience of high value commercial contract claims relating primarily to the supply of services and/or goods, as well as complex technical disputes involving contract scope, construction and interpretation. He advises regularly on multi-jurisdictional shareholder, joint venture and company/corporate disputes, including unfair prejudice claims, as well as disputes (including those under the ISDA Master Agreement) involving financial institutions and hedge funds, across a range of business sectors. Alexander also advises domestic and international corporate clients in relation to disputes arising under the Commercial Agency Regulations.
Alexander has extensive experience of mediation as well as a range of other dispute resolution mechanisms. He is also qualified as a solicitor advocate with higher rights of audience. Alexander has significant experience of private "follow-on" damages actions arising out of European Commission and national competition authority infringement decisions, representing clients in the Competition Appeal Tribunal and the Court of Appeal. He also has experience of a range of UK regulatory investigations undertaken by the Serious Fraud Office and Financial Services Authority, as well as US regulatory investigations undertaken by the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Department of Justice and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. Alexander acted for Russian businessman and entrepreneur Oleg Deripaska in his defence of High Court proceedings brought by Michael Cherney, one of the largest and most complex commercial disputes to come before the English courts in recent years. Alexander read History at the University of Cambridge. Following law school, he trained at Herbert Smith. He joined Quinn Emanuel from Mayer Brown in 2011.
Alexander is recommended by clients on LinkedIn who note, in particular, that “Alex's legal advice is clear, concise and pragmatic. He is extremely approachable and helpful, and always quick and responsive. A pleasure to work with.” Click here to view the full bio.
John is a senior associate who joined Quinn Emanuel in July 2012 from Travers Smith LLP, where he was an associate within the firm’s Litigation department, working on a wide range of commercial litigation matters with a particular emphasis on financial disputes. Prior to this, he worked at Barlow Lyde & Gilbert LLP from 2003 to 2008. He obtained his undergraduate (joint honours) degree in Law and French from The Queen’s University of Belfast in 2002 having spent one year studying French and European law at L’Université de Rennes 1 in Brittany, France. John’s broad spread of litigation experience includes having acted for and against major investment banks in high profile, high value financial disputes often involving complex and technical banking issues. He has also acted as the lead associate on intellectual property, employment, trusts and professional negligence matters. John has wide experience of cases in the Chancery and Queen’s Bench Divisions of the English High Court (including the Commercial Court) as well as in the appeal courts and his cases have often involved international elements. He has acted in regulatory investigations involving both the Financial Services Authority and the Securities and Exchange Commission and has been involved in an LCIA arbitration involving parties in various different jurisdictions. Click here to view full bio.
Jennifer Mann joined Quinn Emanuel as a newly qualified solicitor in May 2010. Having studied English Literature at St. John’s College, Cambridge, Jennifer spent 2 years at BPP London law school before undertaking her training contract at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. As well as completing a wide range of commercial seats at Freshfields, she also gained in-house experience through a 6 month secondment to the legal team at Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, and a further 3 months at Barclays Wealth. Click here to view the full bio.
Khaled graduated from Edinburgh with a First Class degree in Philosophy and Politics (top of his year) where he was awarded the Skirving Prize for special excellence. Following university, he studied Law at BPP Law school, where he graduated top of his year in Constitutional Law. Khaled trained at Hogan Lovells LLP, where he acted for a major bank in relation to claims arising out of the collapse of Lehman Brothers. His litigation experience includes acting for and against investment banks in a number of high profile, high value, financial disputes. Since joining Quinn Emanuel, he has represented a major financial services organisation in respect of claims against a major bank relating to the sale of mortgage backed securities worth billions of dollars. He has also been involved in a wide range of commercial disputes, and has represented the CEO of an AIM listed company in respect of a worldwide freezing order which was obtained against him. Khaled has a particular interest in shareholder disputes. In this regard, he acted as lead associate and successfully represented a major shareholder in respect of a super expedited case involving the corporate takeover of the leading hotels in London. Click here to view full bio.
Duncan graduated from the University of Queensland with a BA (psychology and international relations) and LLB (first class honours) in 2005, and was awarded the Samuel Griffith Prize in civil procedure. From 2006-2008, he was the associate to Justice Wilson in the Supreme Court of Queensland (trial division). He was also admitted as a legal practitioner in that jurisdiction in 2007. From 2008-2009, Duncan practiced at Australia's premier commercial firm, Allens Arthur Robinson, working on a broad range of litigious matters. In 2010, Duncan completed the BCL at St Edmund Hall, Oxford; he graduated with Distinction and was awarded the Rupert Cross Prize in evidence. Click here to view full bio.
Yasseen qualified as a solicitor at the London office of Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP in 2009, having obtained his undergraduate degree in law from the University of Cambridge in 2005 and an LL.M. degree from New York University School of Law in 2006. Yasseen is a commercial litigator with a broad range of experience in complex multi-jurisdictional disputes, particularly in the aluminium, banking, finance, energy and telecommunications sectors. Yasseen has a keen interest in insolvency and restructuring law and has worked on several matters involving distressed companies where the sums at stake have numbered in the hundreds of millions and the billions of dollars. Both previously and since joining the firm he has also gained significant experience in working for Russian and CIS clients. Click here to view full bio.
Aidan qualified from Victoria University of Wellington in 2007 with a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Arts with Honours (First Class). He was admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand in 2008. Between 2008 and 2011, Aidan worked at Russell McVeagh, New Zealand’s premier commercial law firm. While there, Aidan worked on a broad range of litigation matters, predominantly in the areas of financial services, insurance and oil and gas joint ventures. He also has extensive experience in public law advocacy matters, particularly concerning financial regulation. Aidan has appeared as junior counsel in commercial cases in the New Zealand Supreme Court, Court of Appeal and High Court, and as sole counsel in the New Zealand High Court and District Courts. Click here to view full bio.
Nikki received a first class honours degree in law from Nottingham Trent University (top in her year). She was awarded the Vice Chancellors prize for being the most outstanding student and went on to obtain a distinction in the legal practice course at Nottingham Law School. Nikki qualified as a solicitor in 2007 and joined Quinn Emanuel in 2012. She has a broad range of experience of complex and multi-jurisdictional disputes and has acted on a number of high profile civil fraud cases. Nikki is currently president of the Junior London Solicitors Litigation Association. Click here to view full bio.
Bridie graduated from the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand, with a BA (Political Science) and LLB (Honours) in 2007. She was also admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand in 2007. From 2007-2011 she practiced at Buddle Findlay, one of New Zealand’s leading commercial law firms, working on a variety of litigious and insolvency related matters including banking and financial services litigation, fraud investigations and complex contractual disputes. Bridie has a particular interest in insolvency and restructuring law, having worked on several high profile New Zealand finance company failures involving billions of dollars. In the United Kingdom, Bridie has worked on a range of matters including professional liability disputes and commercially complex restructuring and insolvency files. Bridie has appeared as both as sole counsel and as junior counsel in the New Zealand Court of Appeal, High Court and District Court. Click here to view full bio.
Stephanie is a newly qualified associate and joined Quinn Emanuel in June 2012 from Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP. She graduated from the University of Stirling with a BA in Politics with Honours and subsequently worked in the civil service before returning to the University of Edinburgh where she graduated with an LLM in Public International Law, with Distinction. She later spent two years at BPP London law school before undertaking her training contract at Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP in 2010. During her training contract, Stephanie spent six months in Dubai and worked on a variety of international arbitration disputes related to oil and gas, energy and financial investment companies. Since joining Quinn Emanuel Stephanie has been involved in a range of matters including banking and financial services disputes. Click here to view full bio.
Ben joined the firm in 2013 and specialises in international commercial and investment treaty arbitration. He has experience as counsel, administrative secretary and tribunal assistant in both institutional and ad hoc arbitrations conducted under numerous procedural rules (ICC, LCIA, SIAC, NAI, ICSID, UNCITRAL) across a range of industry sectors. These include energy and mining, infrastructure, satellites and telecommunications, insurance and reinsurance, banking, construction, biotechnology and automotive engineering. Prior to joining Quinn Emanuel, Ben worked as assistant to a leading arbitrator in Brussels. He has also gained experience as an intern with top international arbitration practices in London and Paris and at the Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia in The Hague. He holds an undergraduate law degree from the University of Cambridge and an LL.M. in public international law from the University of Leiden. Click here to view full bio.
Philip is an international investment and commercial arbitration specialist. He has represented multinational corporations, high-net-worth individuals, and sovereign states in arbitrations arising under the ICSID, ICC, LCIA, and UNCITRAL rules in disputes originating in Europe, Caucasia, North Africa, Oceania, and Latin America. He has experience across a wide range of industry sectors, including property, finance, shipping, media, clean energy, and oil & gas. He also advises investors on the legal implications of BITs and FTAs for their planned investments, provides general advice on the conflict of laws, and has a strong background in WTO law.
Philip is admitted to practice in Australia. In addition to first class undergraduate academics, he holds postgraduate degrees in international law from Sydney Law School (LLM) and Christ Church, Oxford (BCL), where he was the Myers Scholar. Philip is an alumnus of The Hague Academy of International Law and the International Arbitration Academy in Paris, and also studied arbitration in London and Cologne. He reads Spanish.
Before joining Quinn Emanuel, Philip trained and practised in the banking & finance, commercial litigation, and international arbitration departments of top-tier law firms in Sydney and London. Click here to view full bio.
Ben is a senior associate who joined Quinn Emanuel in June 2013 from Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom (UK) LLP, where he was an associate in the firm’s litigation and international arbitration department. Prior to this, he worked at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP from 2004 to 2008. He specialises in commercial litigation, international arbitration and other dispute resolution procedures advising clients across a broad range of industries. Notable experience includes: acting for a major investment bank in connection with disputes arising under certain structured finance products involving proceedings in London and New York in excess of US$1 billion; acting for AAR (Alfa-Access-Renova) in its dispute with BP over the oil major’s attempt to form a US$16 billion strategic alliance with Rosneft for the exploration of oil in the Arctic Circle; and acting for a high net worth individual against multiple defendants in relation to email hacking (obtaining multiple third party disclosure orders and search and seizure orders to secure evidence).
Ben also has experience of regulatory investigations, having acted for a major international airline in relation to a multi-jurisdictional antitrust investigation into air cargo surcharges, a major professional services firm in relation to an investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission, and for Compass Group plc in relation to an investigation into irregularities in UN contracts. Click here to view full bio.
Oliver Middleton is an associate who joined Quinn Emanuel’s London office in June 2013 from Olswang LLP, where he was an associate in Olswang’s Commercial Litigation group, working on a wide range of different disputes but with a particular emphasis on complex contractual claims. Oliver joined Olswang in 2007 after finishing the Legal Practice Course (distinction) at OXILP and studying law at Worcester College, University of Oxford. In 2011, he went on secondment to the Court of Appeal, working as Lord Justice Mummery’s Judicial Assistant for two court terms. Click here to view full bio.
Lucinda Orr is an associate in Quinn Emanuel’s London office. She joined the firm in 2013, having previously spent six years as an associate with the London office of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (UK) LLP.
Lucinda, admitted to the Bar of England and Wales (2006), has full rights of audience in all higher courts in England and Wales, and has the right to conduct litigation.
Her work focuses on complex commercial litigation with an international element. She has extensive experience of mediation and expert determination, as well as a range of other dispute resolution mechanisms. Lucinda also has familiarity with regulatory investigations, having previously acted for a major European bank in a multi-jurisdictional OFAC investigation, and she has expertise in judicial review proceedings in the Administrative Court in London, through a number of pro bono matters on which she has acted.
In 2012, Lucinda was awarded a prestigious Pegasus Scholarship from the Inns of Court to the New York State and Federal Courts, and in 2009 she won an Advanced Civil Trial Advocacy Scholarship to Florida, from the South Eastern Circuit. Click here to view full bio.
Timothy Foden is a senior associate in Quinn Emanuel’s London office. He joined the firm in 2013. His practice focuses on investor-treaty and high value commercial arbitration in the hospitality and commodities sectors. He has represented dozens of investors in bringing claims against governments under the Energy Charter Treaty and various bilateral investment treaties. From 2011 to 2013, for instance, Timothy helped lead claims on behalf of numerous renewable energy investors in multiple ECT arbitrations against the Kingdom of Spain. He also represented a major American power company in an ICSID annulment proceeding. With respect to commercial arbitration, Timothy has represented, inter alia, a leading international hospitality management company, a major aluminium smelter and a global mining corporation. Timothy also has extensive experience in the enforcement of commercial and ICSID arbitration awards in the courts of the United States, the United Kingdom and Belize. He has acted in proceedings under the ICSID, UNCITRAL, LCIA, ICC, SCAI and ICDR arbitration rules.
Timothy also serves as a Co-Chair of Young ICCA, deputy editor of the European International Arbitration Review and speaks regularly on international arbitration matters around the world. Click here to view full bio.
Muireann was an associate in the London office of Quinn Emanuel LLP from 2009-2012 and rejoined the firm in 2013. She has a range of experience in complex commercial disputes and transnational litigation. Muireann is a Deployable Civilian Expert for the UK government’s Stabilisation Unit and advises on rule of law issues in post conflict states.
Before entering private practice, Muireann taught Public International Law and Human Rights Law at King's College London and was a judicial clerk to the Appellate Body, the highest court of appeal, of the World Trade Organisation in Geneva. She also worked at the Mission of the Bahamas to the United Nations in New York.
Muireann graduated as a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar with an LLM in International Law from Columbia Law School where she was a Fulbright Scholar. She holds a first class honours degree in Law and German from Trinity College Dublin. Click here to view full bio.