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Alexander P. Shirtcliff
Lawyer
London
Tower 42
25 Old Broad Street
London, EC2N 1HQ
+44 (0) 20 3301 6578
London
Tower 42
25 Old Broad Street
London, EC2N 1HQ
+44 (0) 20 3301 6578

Alexander Shirtcliff is an English solicitor focusing on commercial litigation, financial products and services litigation, insolvency matters, and joint venture and partnership disputes. In particular, he handles complex shareholder and corporate governance disputes, as well as commercial fraud cases that often require implementing urgent interim relief mechanisms, such as worldwide freezing orders.

Mr. Shirtcliff regularly represents clients in the investment, financial services, and technology industries in cross-border matters involving the UK, Continental Europe, Singapore, the British Virgin Islands, Malta, Gibraltar and India, among others.

Prior to joining Kobre & Kim, Mr. Shirtcliff practiced at Blake Morgan LLP, where he advised clients on corporate and commercial disputes, asset recovery and commercial fraud.

Admissions

  • Solicitor, England & Wales
  • Solicitor, Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (British Virgin Islands)

Education

  • Inns of Court School of Law, LPC
  • City University, Post Graduate Diploma, Law
  • University of Sussex, BSc

Select Engagements

  • Representation of defendant in Privy Council appeal arising out of the US $1 billion+ British Virgin Islands (BVI) litigation brought by the liquidators of one of the largest feeder funds at issue in the Bernard Madoff Ponzi scheme.
  • Representation of liquidators in cross-border insolvency appeal in the Privy Council concerning the compulsory production of information by former auditors and extent of the Bermudan courts’ power to assist in Cayman liquidation.
  • Representation of ultrahigh-net-worth public figure in action against former UK legal advisers in a multimillion-dollar claim for misappropriation of client funds.
  • Representation of Singaporean director of a BVI company as a defendant in a UK action for breaches of duty concerning an investment fund.
  • Representation of U.S. company receiver against English lawyers for negligent advice concerning fraudulent insurance bonds.
  • Representation of a claimant in shareholders’ dispute concerning the failure to transfer shares in a private company.
  • Representation of private investors in claims against investment bank, fund manager and accountants concerning fraudulent investment fund.
  • Representation of commercial borrower against retail bank in multimillion-dollar claim for misselling derivative contracts.
  • Representation of Saudi royal family member against Forbes in a defamation claim.
  • Representation of a real estate holding company in a suit against multiple international corporations involving interest-rate swaps used to finance a property purchase.
  • Representation of an investment firm in a voluntary insolvency proceeding in Spain involving claims to accelerate loan repayments due to the insolvency.
 

Professional & Community Involvement

  • London Solicitors Litigation Association, Member
  • Law Society of England and Wales, Member

Credentials

Admissions

  • Solicitor, England & Wales
  • Solicitor, Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (British Virgin Islands)

Education

  • Inns of Court School of Law, LPC
  • City University, Post Graduate Diploma, Law
  • University of Sussex, BSc

Engagements

  • Representation of defendant in Privy Council appeal arising out of the US $1 billion+ British Virgin Islands (BVI) litigation brought by the liquidators of one of the largest feeder funds at issue in the Bernard Madoff Ponzi scheme.
  • Representation of liquidators in cross-border insolvency appeal in the Privy Council concerning the compulsory production of information by former auditors and extent of the Bermudan courts’ power to assist in Cayman liquidation.
  • Representation of ultrahigh-net-worth public figure in action against former UK legal advisers in a multimillion-dollar claim for misappropriation of client funds.
  • Representation of Singaporean director of a BVI company as a defendant in a UK action for breaches of duty concerning an investment fund.
  • Representation of U.S. company receiver against English lawyers for negligent advice concerning fraudulent insurance bonds.
  • Representation of a claimant in shareholders’ dispute concerning the failure to transfer shares in a private company.
  • Representation of private investors in claims against investment bank, fund manager and accountants concerning fraudulent investment fund.
  • Representation of commercial borrower against retail bank in multimillion-dollar claim for misselling derivative contracts.
  • Representation of Saudi royal family member against Forbes in a defamation claim.
  • Representation of a real estate holding company in a suit against multiple international corporations involving interest-rate swaps used to finance a property purchase.
  • Representation of an investment firm in a voluntary insolvency proceeding in Spain involving claims to accelerate loan repayments due to the insolvency.

Professional & Community Involvement

  • London Solicitors Litigation Association, Member
  • Law Society of England and Wales, Member