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Simmons & Simmons

ONE LINEAR PARK, TEMPLE QUAY, BRISTOL, BS2 0PS, ENGLAND
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Alexander Thavenot

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Simmons & Simmons

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Dispute Resolution

Position

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.

Career

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.

Languages

Russian


London: Dispute resolution

Banking litigation: investment and retail

Within: Banking litigation: investment and retail

Simmons & Simmons’ international financial markets litigation group is 'simply outstanding, responsive, thorough, detailed and creative'. It focuses on contentious work for financial institutions, asset managers and hedge funds; and the practice combines expertise in financial markets litigation, investigations and contentious regulatory matters, and financial crime. Tim Boyce, who heads the financial markets litigation practice, acts for financial institutions in regulatory investigations, disputes and fraud claims; and Robert Turner’s experience includes acting for Icelandic bank Kaupthing in Commercial Court proceedings, relating to a multi-currency debt of over £300m and high-value assets provided as security for the debt; the proceedings in London raised complex factual and legal issues relating to fraud, market abuse, insider dealing and the enforceability of contracts for an illegal purpose, among others; Turner is 'simply excellent; clients appreciate his calm demeanour and his incisive and clinical approach'. Other highly regarded practitioners include Richard Bunce, whose practice is based exclusively on financial markets disputes and has a strong international focus and Caroline Hunter-Yeats, who has a particular focus on wealth management firms and complex products sold to high-net-worth investors as well as senior partner Colin Passmore, Ed Crosse, Robert Allen, Paul Baker and Alexander Thavenot.

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