Stephen AlexanderAdvocate

Stephen Alexander

'Technically very strong, commercially minded and sensitive to the needs of our business'

Overview

I’m a Partner in our Jersey practice and have broad experience in multi-jurisdictional commercial litigation, arbitration and regulatory matters.

I regularly advise on a wide range of commercial disputes, insolvencies and restructurings with a particular focus in the areas of contentious trust matters, partnership and investment fund disputes, banking litigation and corporate liquidations and reorganisations.

I’ve been involved in some of the largest and most complex trust proceedings, funds disputes and insolvencies in Jersey and the Cayman Islands, and have regularly appeared before the English, Cayman Islands and Jersey courts. Recent cases include: Dick Stock v GB Trustees and Ors [2019]; CMC Holdings Limited and Anor v Martin Forster and Ors [2019]; Representation of Virtue Trustees (Switzerland) AG, re The C Trust [2018] and HSBC CI v Kwong [2018].

I am listed on the Citywealth Leaders List, 2019, the Who's Who Legal: Private Client 2019 list, and on the Legal Week Private Client Global Elite 2019: Rising Leaders list.

Professional qualifications

  • Admitted as an Advocate of the Royal Court of Jersey, November 2016
  • Admitted as an Attorney-at-law of the Cayman Islands, August 2008 (currently non-practising)
  • Admitted as a Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales, September 2004 (currently non-practising)
  • Trusts and Estate Practitioner (TEP)

Memberships

  • The Jersey Law Society
  • The Law Society of the Cayman Islands
  • The Law Society of England and Wales
  • The International Bar Association
  • Insol International
  • Sits on the Finance Committee of the Jersey Chamber of Commerce
  • The Association of Restructuring and Insolvency Experts (ARIES) in Jersey
  • Sits on the Legal and Regulatory Committee of ARIES
  • Sits on the Law Society of Jersey Committee
  • Society of Trusts and Estates Practitioners (STEP) 
  • Sits on the STEP technical and policy sub-committee 

What the directories say

Stephen Alexander is described as a "extremely thorough and a good lawyer" by Chambers and Partners, 2020.

Stephen Alexander is described as 'extremely capable' by Legal 500 UK, 2020.

'Stephen is technically very strong, commercially focussed and pays close attention to the client's needs. I would thoroughly recommend Stephen.'

'I would have no hesitation recommending Stephen. He is highly capable of handling complex disputes and does so in a proactive, commercial and strategically smart manner.'

'Stephen is increasingly someone we see as a serious go-to resource on critical files. He has been engaged with us on two significant, reputationally sensitive matters and has become a trusted voice, both for his ability to manage complex situations and for his ability to advise maturely and thoughtfully on complex issues. On his current path, we expect that Stephen will in due course emerge as one of the leading advocates of the jurisdiction. He is a pleasure to work with.'

'Stephen is an accomplished litigator with a deep understanding of Jersey law and practice. He is responsive, approachable and diligent. Highly recommended.'