Alex Irvine

Managing associate

Alex is a contentious regulatory lawyer with a particular focus on financial services regulation and sanctions law. He acts for both institutions and senior individuals, often in relation to matters that span multiple jurisdictions. Clients value his thoughtful and thorough analysis of the issues and robust defence of their interests.

Alex is a managing associate in our award-winning and market-leading regulatory litigation practice.

He has a wide experience representing and advising companies and individuals in regulatory and criminal enforcement investigations, in particular those undertaken by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the Serious Fraud Office (SFO). These include investigations relating to breaches of the FCA’s principles and rules, including market abuse and insider dealing, allegations of corruption and large-scale fraud and benchmark manipulation.

In the field of sanctions, Alex advises companies and individuals challenging sanctions in the European and domestic courts. He has a particular focus on Iranian sanctions but has also advised in relation to Libyan, Syrian and Ukrainian sanctions.

Alex also provides businesses affected by sanctions with commercially focused transactional advice in an increasingly complex area of law.