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4 Stone Buildings

Alexander Cook

London, UK UK Bar Guide 2021 Ranked in 3 departments
Ranked in : POCA Work & Asset Forfeiture , Chancery: Commercial , Commercial Dispute Resolution
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POCA Work & Asset Forfeiture - All Circuits

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Alexander Cook
Recognised for his experience in high-value, precedent-setting proceeds of crime cases, he is further skilled at dealing with POCA matters relating to banking, finance and asset tracing as a result of his commercial chancery background. Cook has particular experience in international civil recovery cases. Strengths: "He's extremely hard-working, has mature judgement and is remarkable on the detail of POCA matters." "Alexander is a powerful performer who is clever, committed and commercially aware."
Recent work: Instructed in NCA v Abacha & Others, a £100 million recovery claim centring on funds believed to have been embezzled by former Nigerian dictator General Abacha.
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Chancery: Commercial - London (Bar)

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Strengths: "He is very hard-working and industrious - he knows every document of a case inside out, and that gives you just utter confidence. His knowledge makes him a joy to work with, and he has a calm and straightforward style of advocacy."
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Commercial Dispute Resolution - London (Bar)

Band 4

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Strengths: "Really diligent, very clever and highly perceptive." "He is responsive, hard-working, incredibly detail-oriented and someone with the ability to retain facts."
Recent work: Represented Dr Vijay Mallya, the owner of the Kingfisher Beer and Kingfisher Airlines brands in India, in proceedings taken by the State Bank of India and other state-owned Indian banks. The banks sought the enforcement of a judgment of approximately £1.112 billion.
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Alexander has litigation-focussed commercial Chancery practice, with a significant emphasis on high profile and high value disputes in the Chancery Division and the Commercial Court, both as junior to QCs and as sole advocate.

Alexander’s practice encompasses all aspects of commercial litigation and arbitration, fraud, company law, insolvency, and actions under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (“POCA”). A significant proportion of Alexander’s practice comprises offshore or international work. He appears regularly before the British Virgin Islands Commercial Court, having been called to the Bar of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court. Alexander also has experience of acting in cases involving other common law jurisdictions, including Bermuda, Cyprus, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Jersey and Guernsey.

In addition to his private work, Alexander also undertakes work on behalf of the UK government, having been appointed to the Attorney General’s Panel of Counsel (B Panel) and to the Serious Fraud Office’s Proceeds of Crime Panel.

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Bar of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (British Virgin Islands), New York State Bar, COMBAR, Chancery Bar Association

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