Alex Shattock

Senior Associate
Norton Rose Fulbright LLP

London
United Kingdom
T:+44 20 7444 2984
London
United Kingdom
T:+44 20 7444 2984
Alex Shattock

Alex Shattock

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Biography

Alex Shattock is a senior dispute resolution lawyer based in London. Alex's prime area of focus is the banking and finance sectors.

His practice includes acting on high-value finance and fraud disputes, with a particular emphasis on complex structured products, derivatives and debt capital markets.

Alex also has experience of significant cross-border asset recovery and enforcement actions and litigating IT outsourcing contracts. Alex has acted for a number of banks, funds and listed companies in these disputes.

Alex joined us from another highly renowned firm and has a first class degree in law from King's College London.


Professional experience

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  • Law, King College London, 1st Class Honours
  • LPC, BPP Law School, Distinction
  • Solicitor, qualified in England & Wales
  • Acted for one of central Asia's largest banks in international enforcement proceedings of a US$600m LCIA award against a brokerage firm and its former directors
  • Acted for a defendant public authority in a US$200m dispute with its investment bank counterparty concerning issues of ultra vires, misrepresentation and professional negligence. This case was one of The Lawyer's Top 20 cases in 2014
  • Advised a security trustee on its rights and obligations arising out of an alleged Event of Default and the related settlement of outstanding court proceedings
  • Acted for a major financial institution in its successful claim in the Commercial Court relating to the exercise of an early termination clause within a series of guarantees. The case became one of the leading authorities on what the requirements are to act reasonably when exercising contractual discretion
  • Defended a 'big four' bank from multiple interest rate swap mis-selling claims
  • Advised an Asian government on the investigation of fraudulent commodity trades (with a quantum of US$800m) and related applications for cross-jurisdiction freezing and disclosure orders in the Singaporean Courts
  • Acted for an African bank on its cross-border enforcement strategy against a significant European tobacco group. This included obtaining a summary judgment from the High Court worth in excess of €160m against the tobacco group
    Acted for a Greek syndicate of banks on debt enforcement and related misrepresentation claims worth approximately €300m.
  • Challenging governing law clauses: re-match in the Court of Appeal (Norton Rose Fulbright Banking Disputes Quarterly)
  • Challenging governing law clauses: New ideas in European public body litigation (Norton Rose Fulbright Banking Disputes Quarterly)
  • Taberna Europe CDO II Plc v Selskabet (Norton Rose Fulbright Banking Disputes Quarterly)
  • Libya Investment Authority v Goldman Sachs International (Norton Rose Fulbright Banking Disputes Quarterly)