Senior Associate

  • +44 (0)20 7430 2277

Alex Swan

Alex is a senior associate with significant expertise across a wide range of complex and high-profile criminal matters. He specialises in corporate and financial crime, including allegations of bribery and corruption, fraud, and money laundering.  Alex has extensive experience of advising individuals and corporates at all stages of domestic investigations and prosecutions conducted by the SFO, the CPS, HMRC, the NCA, and the FCA (including in ancillary matters such as cash forfeiture, restraint and confiscation proceedings), as well as challenging the inclusion of individuals on sanctions lists.

Alex’s portfolio of work encompasses complex cross-border matters, including handling domestic cases with parallel investigations or prosecutions taking place in other jurisdictions, such as France, India, Nigeria, Ukraine, and the USA. He is skilled at managing the competing complexities of inter-connected proceedings and engaging, via local counsel, with a range of law enforcement agencies, including the US DOJ, the SEC, the French PNF, the Nigerian EFCC, and the Indian CBI and ED.

A qualified Higher Rights solicitor-advocate with considerable experience of representing clients both at the police station and at court, Alex has an impressive array of advisory and litigation skills.  He is tactically astute, appreciating the need for a coherent and strategic approach from the outset, and adept at distilling legal and procedural complexities into clear, comprehensible advice. Coupled with his personable approach, this ensures that his clients are fully informed and supported throughout.

Alex was educated in Australia and Japan, before reading law at the University of Westminster and speaks both Japanese and Hindi.  Alex is the European Regional Forum Liaison Officer for the International Bar Association’s Business Crime Committee.

Professional Memberships:

  • Anglo-Australasian Lawyers Society
  • European Criminal Bar Association
  • Fraud Lawyers Association
  • International Bar Association
  • London Criminal Courts Solicitors’ Association

Articles by Alex Swan