Alexandra is a supervising associate in the Crime group at Simmons & Simmons LLP in London. She advises corporates and individuals on complex criminal investigations and proceedings and has particular expertise in managing the strategic, legal and procedural issues that arise in high-value, high-profile cases involving parallel civil litigation.
She was a member of the team awarded Commercial Litigation Team of the Year (Legal Business Awards), Litigation Team of the Year (The Lawyer Awards) and Banking Litigation Team of the Year (Legal Week Commercial Litigation & Arbitration Awards) in 2019, for successfully defending Grant Thornton UK LLP and others against claims brought by the Tchenguiz brothers.
Her recent work also includes:
Global financial institution: advising the defendant to a £1bn+ civil fraud claim in the context of a related criminal investigation and prosecution
R v Shahenshah and Ullah: defending the former COO of Afren Plc in a Serious Fraud Office prosecution for fraud and money laundering offences, and advising on parallel civil claims and director disqualification proceedings.
Alexandra also regularly advises on the application of key financial crime legislation and has particular expertise in bribery, sanctions and money laundering compliance.