Blake Morgan continues expansion of London Litigation team


Posted on 17th February 2020

Blake Morgan continues to expand its commercial litigation team with the hire of new Legal Director Alex Shirtcliff to the firm’s London office.

Alex (previously admitted in the BVI as well as England and Wales) is returning to Blake Morgan, having spent several years at global litigation firm Kobre & Kim. Alex has extensive experience of domestic and international cases with a focus on pursuing or defending assets in complex civil fraud situations, asset recovery and judgment enforcement, as well as commercial disputes for the technology, media and energy sectors. In the past two years, he has conducted cases across seven jurisdictions with over US $9bn in contention.

Alex has acted for energy majors, technology companies, African mineral resource investors, international law firms and individuals with enterprise level disputes. He brings with him a wealth of international experience having pursued his clients’ interests in the BVI, Cayman, Cyprus, Hong Kong, Switzerland, Gibraltar, France, Spain, multiple U.S. states as well as across the UK.

Commercial litigation partner Sarah Rees said: “Having Alex return to the team will help us continue to develop our profile as a real alternative to large City firms for commercial litigation, and we are very pleased to welcome him back”

Alex Shirtcliff added: “I am thrilled to be returning to such a high quality team.  I bring with me a wealth of experience gained from five years at Kobre & Kim to help develop the high-stakes, complex commercial litigation and civil fraud practice at Blake Morgan. Blake Morgan’s offering of litigation bench strength coupled with allied market leading capabilities – including for the protection of Intellectual Property rights, Managing Reputation and dealing with Assets – is compelling.”

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