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WWL Ranking: Global Elite Thought Leader
WWL Ranking: Thought Leader

Global Leader

Asset Recovery 2020

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Global Elite Thought Leader

WWL says

Alex Jay is recognised by peers as “an excellent and uber-experienced lawyer”. He is a fraud and insolvency litigation expert, and a qualified fraud examiner.


Alex Jay is a partner at Gowling WLG, operating out of London, and leads its fraud, insolvency and asset recovery group. He has particular expertise advising on the complexities of international fraud matters, including considerations of relevant regulatory and legal frameworks and conventions. He has substantial experience advising on disputes with an international aspect; and coordinating with lawyers in multiple jurisdictions to implement strategies to resolve issues and disputes, or recover assets effectively and efficiently.

Alex acts for a wide range of clients, including governments, public bodies, corporates, individuals, family offices, financial institutions and insolvency practitioners and officeholders. He is experienced at using the full range of options to pursue fraud and asset recovery cases, including via the courts and through use of insolvency processes to locate and recover property. Alex has led several successful cases on behalf of his clients, securing the recovery of many millions of pounds. His approach to litigation often secures results through settlement, but he recently has been successful on two matters that proceeded to full trials, involving multiple issues and witnesses. Alex and his team managed to secure and enforce significant orders in his clients' favour on both.

Alex is a certified fraud examiner; a board member of the UK branch of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners; and member of the Fraud Advisory Panel, the London Fraud Forum and ICC FraudNet. He also assists the UK Cabinet Office on anti-fraud matters across central government.

In addition, Alex frequently lectures and provides training on fraud prevention and compliance with accepted codes of corporate governance.
WWL Ranking: Recommended
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