Alexander Weinberg

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Alexander Weinberg

Partner, Litigation

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Alexander is a solicitor advocate and partner in our litigation department. He brings significant expertise and an impressive track record in all forms of general commercial and banking and financial services litigation gained at leading City and US firms.

His primary focus is on complex, corporate/commercial and banking & finance litigation. He advises regularly on domestic and multi-jurisdictional shareholder, joint venture and corporate disputes. His advice is highly sought after in cases involving financial institutions and allegations of mis-selling, misconduct, misrepresentation, deceit, fraud, and breach of duty. He has also advised clients on a range of regulatory investigations conducted by authorities in the UK and US, including the Financial Conduct Authority and the Securities and Exchange Commission, and has worked on various contentious restructurings and anti-trust/competition matters, representing clients in the Competition Appeal Tribunal, High Court and the Court of Appeal.

His clients include private equity investors, hedge funds, corporate finance boutiques, family offices, HNWIs as well as listed and privately owned companies.

Alexander is referenced as a recognised practitioner for commercial and corporate litigation in the Chambers and Partners, 2020 directory.

Legal 500 notes that Alexander is “tremendously bright, has acute commercial judgement, and is a good choice for clients who want a personal service but with Magic Circle brainpower”. The directory also describes Alexander as “exceptional”, “outstanding”, “commercially focused”, “impressive”, “very hardworking and responsive” and having “a clear incisive mind” and an “acute tactical and strategic sense”. Alexander is particularly “noted for complex, high-value disputes involving financial institutions and hedge funds, including those under the ISDA Master Agreement” and is also noted for his “expertise in shareholder and joint venture disputes, and matters involving breaches of directors’ duties”.

Alexander Weinberg is first class. His business acumen and advice is excellent. He is very professional and quick in response. I would not hesitate to recommend him thoroughly.
— Alfred Magnus, Director, Hurstglen Properties Ltd
 

Work Highlights

Corporate / commercial

  • Acting for two foreign domiciled individuals in successfully challenging the jurisdiction of the English court, in relation to Commercial Court claims for in excess of US $100 million brought against them by companies within a well-known international mining and metals group ultimately owned and controlled by Kazakh oligarchs. The claims concerned allegations of fraud, breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duties.

  • Successfully representing a Swiss based high net worth individual and his UK domiciled co-defendant in their defence of substantial multimillion pound High Court proceedings brought against them by a disgruntled Swiss based investor concerning allegations of fraudulent misrepresentation, dishonest assistance, conspiracy and breach of trust.

  • Acting for a leading private equity owned provider of tailored welfare to work services in respect of a multimillion pound Commercial Court claim brought against it by a European provider of digital transformation services.

  • Advising a leading Californian provider of global mobile ad serving technology solutions in connection with its multimillion USD dispute with a UK based global mobile-first agency in relation to the provision of services in Asia Pacific, EMEA, India and Latin America.

Banking, Financial Services & Contentious Restructuring

  • Acting for an independent equities and derivatives trader based in Dubai in his successful defence of substantial US proceedings commenced by the Securities Exchange Commission concerning allegations of insider trading relating to the purchase and sale of Fortress Investment Group LLC securities which are traded on the New York Stock Exchange.

  • Acting for a group of well-known high street names in their High Court claims against Visa and MasterCard concerning historic multi-lateral interchange fees imposed by the card companies.

  • Advising a pan-European investment group as litigation counsel in relation to various planned strategic acquisitions, associated corporate restructurings and claims.

  • Advising the Joint Administrators of various companies in a prominent healthcare group as litigation counsel in relation to the highly sensitive strategic corporate restructuring of the group following its acquisition as a distressed business.