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Penningtons Manches Cooper

125 WOOD STREET, LONDON, EC2V 7AW, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7457 3000
Fax:
Fax 020 7457 3240
DX:
42605 CHEAPSIDE
Email:
Web:
www.penningtons.co.uk

Alexander Fox

Tel:
Work 020 7753 7724
Email:
Penningtons Manches Cooper

Work Department

Commercial dispute resolution, technology, IP and insolvency.

Position

Alex is a partner in the commercial dispute resolution group with particular expertise within the areas of technology, IP and media and insolvency. He advises on a variety of significant commercial disputes, including arbitrations, financial services, complex technology/healthcare disputes, regulatory issues, public/procurement and substantial national, and cross-border claims. Notable recent cases include the following: advising on the reported case of Jordan Grand Prix Ltd v Tiger Telematics Inc; R v Cockburn; advising Grant Thornton on the administration of Aquarius Limited; advising on the effect of the collapse of the split capital trust market and SWAPS claims.

Career

Partner Penningtons Manches 2005. Publications: ‚ÄėNew Law of Insolvency‚Äô (Law Society); regularly lectures and publishes numerous legal articles in the legal press.

Languages

French.

Member

LCF; AIJA; IBA; ABA.

Education

Mill Hill School, London; Leeds University (Economics); College of Law, York.


London: Dispute resolution

Banking litigation: investment and retail

Within: Banking litigation: investment and retail

Penningtons Manches Cooper is experienced both in acting for and against banks, including advising business clients that have suffered loss, individuals who have been mis-sold products, and former employees; and the team has particular expertise in high-profile swaps litigation. Alex Fox is business and finance disputes head, and Rustam Dubash and David Niven are also highly regarded. Dan Hyde joined from Howard Kennedy LLP; Hyde has an established white-collar practice that encompasses commercial fraud, business crime and contentious financial regulation.

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Commercial litigation

Within: Commercial litigation

Penningtons Manches Cooper's 'level of service is outstanding and the team understands clients' commercial concerns'. Its commercial litigation work covers international litigation; group actions; banking and finance disputes; and defamation and reputation management. Other areas of strength are cyber crime, IP and IT disputes, product liability, regulatory matters and high-net-worth disputes.Commercial dispute resolution group Rustam Dubash is India group head, John Doherty's 'advice is a luxury for clients' and Richard Marshall is international litigation and arbitration head. Also recommended are Alex Fox, Jeremy Clarke-Williams, Noel McMichael, David Niven and Philip D’Costa. Dan Hyde joined from Howard Kennedy LLP.

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London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

Intellectual property

Within: Intellectual property

Penningtons Manches Cooper's 'excellent' intellectual property department is instructed by clients such as Roots Reggae Reggae Sauce and new client Joseph Giles. It successfully represented CHT Germany in oppositions to trade mark applications made for UK and EU trade mark rights by a Chinese company. In another work highlight, the group advised the Institute of Psychoanalysis on copyright and other issues, including contracts with contributors, licensors and publishers. Anna Frankum heads up the practice, alongside Oxford-based Chris Shelley,  and focuses predominantly on non-contentious IP matters, Alex Fox handles disputes, both at litigation and arbitration. Change to the team include the departures of Rachael Barber to join Kemp Little LLP  and Jim Kinnier Wilson to establish Wilson Life Sciences.

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