Alexander Thavenot > Simmons & Simmons > Bristol, England > Lawyer Profile
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Alexander is a partner and solicitor advocate in the financial markets litigation group. He specialises in handling complex disputes and investigations, particularly those involving structured products, derivatives, asset financing, real estate, and commodities.
Qualified 2006; worked at two leading international law firms in the City; joined Simmons & Simmons dispute resolution practice in October 2012; secondments to two international financial institutions and the Court of Appeal.
London > Dispute resolution > Banking litigation: investment and retail(Next Generation Partners)
Simmons & Simmons‘ practice ‘has excellent industry-leading knowledge‘. It is focused exclusively on contentious work for financial institutions, asset managers and hedge funds, and combines expertise in financial markets litigation, investigations, and financial crime. Representative work includes LIBOR, EURIBOR, FX benchmarking, and major product mis-selling claims. Tim Boyce is financial markets litigation practice head, Richard Bunce is ‘able to see the big picture and advise on strategy‘, Ed Crosse is a ‘tremendous commercial litigator‘, and Alexander Thavenot is ‘responsive to client demands and has an impressive strategic handle on matters‘. Other widely respected partners include senior partner Colin Passmore, as well as Robert Turner, Caroline Hunter-Yeats, Robert Allen and Paul Baker. Joanna Pearson relocated to the London office from Singapore, and Adam Brown and Elizabeth Williams were promoted to the partnership.