Alexander’s areas of practice include corporate, commercial and insolvency disputes and arbitrations. He regularly represents and advises local and overseas corporations, financial institutions, noteholders and insolvency professionals on matters including major and cross-border insolvencies and restructurings, banking and investment disputes, landlord/tenant claims, breaches of directors’ duties, employment claims, estate disputes and information technology claims.

Alexander has successfully argued numerous matters before the Singapore Courts, including representing financial institutions and insolvency professionals in injunction applications, obtaining orders to compel the handover of hard drives and other computer media to forensic experts, and opposing payments and other disposals by companies facing liquidation. The Legal 500 Asia Pacific describes Alexander as one of the “key names for contentious insolvency matters”.

Besides his work in Allen & Gledhill, Alexander is the co-author of the Singapore chapter of the Cross-Border Insolvency: A Commentary on the UNCITRAL Model Law. He has also assisted with the writing of a leading local practitioner’s book entitled Law & Practice of Corporate Insolvency, and with the Singapore chapter of the Oxford University Press book entitled Set-Off Law and Practice.

He has been appointed to panels established by the Ministry of Law on insolvency law matters, including being part of the Secretariat which assisted with the Report of the Insolvency Law Review Committee 2013.

Work Highlights

  • Representing noteholders to oppose several schemes of arrangement to restructure US$950 million of guaranteed senior secured notes.
  • Acting for major international banks in complex commodities financing disputes involving claims in excess of US$100 million.
  • Represented foreign insolvency appointees in a successful application for the Singapore Courts to recognise and assist a foreign insolvency proceeding, in order to allow up to US$700 million of aircraft parts to be brought into Singapore.