Matrix Chambers

Alex Bailin QC

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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.