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Alex Barden

London, UK UK Bar Guide 2022 Ranked in 3 departments
Ranked in : CompanyChancery: CommercialCommercial Dispute Resolution
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Company - London (Bar)

Band 2

Alex Barden
Alex Barden is a highly regarded junior barrister who is regularly instructed in disputes involving financial institutions. He is experienced in claims arising from shareholders' agreements, takeovers and joint ventures, and has particular skill in litigation concerning large shareholder investments. Barden also exhibits regulatory expertise with regard to the City Code and the FCA.
Strengths: "Alex is commercial, clever and truly hard-working." "He is a fantastic junior who's very bright and completely spot-on when dealing with corporate issues."
Recent work: Acted in a dispute concerning Profile Partners Group which involved allegations of conspiracy and diversion of business.
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Chancery: Commercial - London (Bar)

Band 3

Alex Barden
Strengths: "Succinct and to the point, he has a nice, clear advocacy style."
Recent work: Instructed in the FDIC LIBOR Cartel Litigation, a vast banking cartel claim.
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Commercial Dispute Resolution - London (Bar)

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Alex Barden
Strengths: "He is tenacious and will really fight his corner. Alex is a good tactician."
Recent work: Acted for the US government in the FDIC LIBOR Cartel Litigation. The FDIC alleges that eight UK panel banks fraudulently and systematically manipulated LIBOR over a period of years, inflicting grievous losses on over 30 US banks that subsequently required government bail-outs.
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Alex is widely recognised as a leading junior in commercial matters, especially insolvency and corporate cases, fund and LLP law and civil fraud. He has particular experience of complex litigation and arbitration involving financial institutions, often with an international or regulatory dimension. His clients include institutions, funds, major corporates and high net worth individuals.

Alex made his name in the major disputes arising from the financial crisis, as lead junior for the institutional claimants in the £4bn RBS Rights Issue Litigation, for Kaupthing Bank, and the insolvencies of Lehman Brothers and MF Global.

Alex has particular experience in the specialist company and insolvency field, where he recently acted in the major Edwardian Hotels shareholder dispute, in the Stobart Group boardroom dispute and in the Liontrust and Marathon fund litigation.

His most recent cases include successfully defending Italian oil giant Eni against a $1bn bribery claim by the Government of Nigeria, the US FDIC’s ongoing cartel claim against the Libor panel banks, and the Argentina sovereign debt litigation.

Professional Memberships

COMBAR, Chancery Bar Association.

Publications

Contributor to Buckley on the Companies Acts, Lightman and Moss on Receivers and Administrators, Company Directors: Law and Liability (Insolvency).

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