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Collyer Bristow LLP

Work 020 7242 7363
Geneva, London

Janine Alexander

Work +44 (0)20 7470 4406
Collyer Bristow LLP

Work Department

Banking and financial disputes, Dispute resolution


Partner: Janine is a commercial disputes lawyer and primarily acts for investors, borrowers and private equity houses typically in disputes against the major retail banks as Janine and the Banking and Financial Disputes team at the firm are "Conflict Free". She has substantial experience of disputes involving interest rate, currency and credit derivatives, the misselling of investments, LIBOR fixing and other benchmark manipulation and complex property and development finance, including syndicated lending and disputes arising from the work out and trading of distressed debt and investment in litigation funding. Janine's work also encompasses construction disputes, insurance disputes, professional negligence claims and judicial review of public authority and regulatory decisions, particularly relating to the FCA. Equally comfortable in both litigation and arbitration, Janine's practice often features multi-jurisdictional disputes involving conflict of law issues. For such matters, Janine works closely with lawyers in other jurisdictions to ensure a co-ordinated approach and optimal outcome. Janine has particular expertise in applying for and resisting interim remedies including injunctions, security for costs, search orders and freezing orders. Janine's approach is a commercial one, providing robust representation and advice and taking into account both legal and commercial factors to work with clients to achieve the best possible outcome at proportionate cost. Janine is a keen advocate of alternative dispute resolution, in particular mediation.


DJ Freeman 2000 - 2002; Beale and Company Solicitors 2002 - 2008; Collyer Bristow 2008 to present.


Steering Committee of the Commercial Litigation Association and lead of the Technical Committee; member of the Financial Services Lawyers Association and London Solicitors Litigation Association.

London: Dispute resolution

Banking litigation: investment and retail

Within: Banking litigation: investment and retail

Collyer Bristow LLP is primarily a claimant firm and conflict-free in relation to disputes with the major financial institutions. The team advises on disputes involving derivatives, Forex, assignment of bank debts, and distressed debt trading, along with syndicated lending, securitisation, and unregulated collective investment schemes. It has also expanded into aviation financing and crypto-currency disputes. Banking and financial disputes group head Stephen Rosen, commercial disputes head Richard Viegas, Janine Alexander and Robin Henry are the principal advisers.

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Commercial litigation

Within: Commercial litigation

Collyer Bristow LLP's team has wide experience of business and high-net-worth disputes, as well as internal disputes (including boardroom and partnership issues). Its team includes specialists in mining, Fintech, financial disputes, insolvency, IP, IT and e-commerce, and competition. Richard Viegas heads the commercial disputes team, which also includes Stephen Rosen, Jeff Roberts, Janine Alexander and media and privacy department head Steven Heffer.

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