Alexander Unal
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ONTIER UK
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United Kingdom
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Alexander Unal

Associate | ONTIER UK · London

Alexander is an associate and solicitor advocate specialising in Commercial Litigation. Alexander completed his training contract at a boutique commercial disputes firm, where he obtained experience across a variety of complex High Court disputes, investigations, and arbitration proceedings. Alexander has a strong interest in civil fraud, technology, and insolvency disputes. Alexander has wide-ranging experience in preparing Court applications and managing disputes in the Commercial Court, Insolvency and Companies List, and Media and Telecommunications List. Alexander also has experience with handling cases in the Court of Appeal.
Representative Experience
  • Acting on behalf of a high-net worth individual in defamation proceedings led in England and with connected proceedings in Norway.
  • Acting on behalf of defendant directors in a London Circuit Commercial Court dispute regarding the payment and quantum of a fee payable under an introductory agency agreement. Invoking applicable defences under FSMA 2000.
  • Successfully representing a company liquidator in a Commercial Court claim, worth £160m+, against a former company director for breach of statutory and fiduciary duties and their secret nominee for dishonest assistance.
  • Acting on behalf of insolvency practitioners in a contentious trusts dispute in the Commercial Court involving 49 respondents. Advancing claims to assets located in multiple jurisdictions.
  • Obtaining disclosure orders under the Insolvency Act 1986 on behalf of a company liquidator to secure documentation from third parties, predominantly large financial institutions, relevant to several fraud claims.
  • Obtaining orders under the Norwich Pharmacal/Banker’s Trust jurisdictions against a large international bank based in the Isle of Man.
Professional Background
  • Junior member and firm champion – London Solicitors Litigation Association
Qualifications
  • University of Kent, BA (Hons) Law and Economics – 2015
  • BPP Law School, Legal Practice Course – 2018
  • BPP Law School, Higher Rights of Audience Qualification (Civil) – 2022
Languages

Alexander is bilingual in French and proficient in Spanish.

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