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Alex Bailin

London, UK UK Bar Guide 2021 Ranked in 6 departments
Ranked in : Administrative & Public Law , Civil Liberties & Human Rights , Crime , Extradition , Financial Crime , Financial Crime: Corporates
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Administrative & Public Law - London (Bar)

Band 3

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Alex Bailin QC
Adept at the application of public and administrative law in the criminal justice and commercial spheres. He routinely appears in domestic and international public law and human rights proceedings. He has also been involved in judicial reviews arising out of public inquiries. 
Strengths: "We tend to go to Alex for judicial review work because he is so good and so experienced." "Energetic and bright, and a creative thinker with good ideas."
Recent work: Acted in a challenge to a new requirement for all criminal defendants to state their nationality at the first appearance.
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Civil Liberties & Human Rights - London (Bar)

Band 2

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Alex Bailin QC
Hugely respected for his civil liberties and human rights work, his very busy practice has a strong criminal law slant. He routinely receives instructions in significant matters concerning police power, data retention and torture issues, representing affected and interested parties at the Supreme Court, Administrative Court and ECtHR.
Strengths: "He will defend his client to the hilt, but he's always collegiate." "He's very strategic, and wise about the sensible points to take."
Recent work: Acted for the appellants in Rampersad & Others v State of Trinidad, a triple death row appeal before the Privy Council.
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Crime - London (Bar)

Band 3

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Alex Bailin QC
Strengths: "Quick on his feet, he fights hard, presents well with clients and brings energy, enthusiasm and experience to bear. He has a can-do attitude, is highly responsive and is great with commercial clients in a way few criminal barristers are." "Exuding intelligence and poise, he is always extremely well prepared."
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Extradition - London (Bar)

Band 2

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Alex Bailin QC
A silk who focuses his practice on business crime, human rights and extradition matters. He regularly represents foreign states as well as requested persons in extradition proceedings. His expertise also includes cases involving Interpol Red Notices.
Strengths: "A superb silk" who "displays strong forensic attention to detail." "Innovative, very smooth and a class act, he takes the case to another level."
Recent work: Acted for an individual resisting extradition to the USA to face charges relating to joint enterprise murder resulting from a drive-by shooting.
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Financial Crime - London (Bar)

Band 2

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Alex Bailin QC
A popular choice of adviser for financial market-related matters who is no stranger to finance, having had a career in derivatives trading before coming to the Bar. He is applauded for being quick to grasp the facts at hand as well as for his winning interpersonal skills with solicitors and lay clients. He has considerable experience of representing blue-chip clients in rate manipulation and corruption matters.
Strengths: "He is very, very bright and impressive when taking novel points."
Recent work: Instructed in the SFO prosecution of Petrofac, a multimillion-pound oil bribery case.
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Financial Crime: Corporates - London (Bar)

Band 2

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Alex Bailin QC
A popular choice of adviser for financial market-related matters who is no stranger to finance, having had a career in derivatives trading before coming to the Bar. He is applauded for being quick to grasp the facts at hand as well as for his winning interpersonal skills with solicitors and lay clients. He has considerable experience of representing blue-chip clients in rate manipulation and corruption matters.
Strengths: "He is very, very bright and impressive when taking novel points."
Recent work: Instructed in the SFO prosecution of Petrofac, a multimillion-pound oil bribery case.
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Specialist in financial and general crime; extradition; human rights and public law. Also instructed in heavyweight commercial litigation, media and public international law work. Financial crime: full range of business crime, from corporate manslaughter and corruption to fraud, insider dealing and cartels. Considerable experience in cross-border investigations and heavyweight extradition matters. Also appears in financial services, regulatory and disciplinary tribunals. Briefed in Commercial Court cases raising criminal issues. Clients include multinationals, banks, private equity funds, senior business executives, traders, bankers, regulators and prosecutors. Crime: from murder and gross negligence manslaughter to official secrets, blackmail and hacking. Diverse human rights and public law practice - private clients, shareholders, large corporations, media organisations, regulators, public authorities, NGOs and publicly-funded individuals. 25+ cases in Supreme Court, House of Lords, Privy Council and European Court of Human Rights. Media practice: advising high-profile figures, editors, journalists, publishers, newspapers and media organisations on reputation management issues, production orders, witness summonses, reporting restrictions, contempt of court and other criminal offences. Public international law work includes genocide, rendition and violations of international criminal law.

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