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.
James Shaerf joined Quinn Emanuel as an Associate in July 2009. James graduated top of his class at the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand. He qualified a barrister and solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand in February 2007, and spent two years working as a judge’s clerk at the Court of Appeal of New Zealand and tutoring property law at Victoria University. Following this, he worked in the litigation team at Russell McVeagh, Wellington, before winning the WM Tapp Studentship to complete his LLM at Cambridge University, which he obtained with First Class Honours and the prize for coming top of his college. Since joining Quinn Emanuel, James has worked on a wide range of cases, including significant Chancery Division litigation on behalf of a large offshore trust against an insolvent bank, an LCIA arbitration arising out of the fall of Lehman Brothers, an ICC arbitration on behalf of a significant Russian client arising out of the sale of a European bank, non-party disclosure applications against regulators and auditors on behalf of the Lehman Brothers Creditors’ Committee, the obtaining of a worldwide freezing order in respect of alleged fraud from a substantial estate situated abroad, and numerous applications for orders under the Hague Convention to secure evidence for proceedings abroad. He has a particular interest in the law relating to restitution, trusts and contractual damages. Click here to view the 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 as an associate 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 was an associate at a leading international arbitration firm 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, is a member of the New York State Bar and speaks fluent French. Click here to view full bio.
Philip is an Australian solicitor. He holds graduate degrees in international law from Sydney Law School (LLM) and Christ Church, Oxford (BCL), where he was the Myers Scholar. Philip also studied international law and international arbitration in The Hague, Paris, and Cologne. Before joining Quinn Emanuel, Philip trained and practised in the banking, litigation, and arbitration departments of leading law firms in Sydney and London. Click here to view full bio.