Alex Cox is an associate in the Litigation & Trial Department in the London office of Latham & Watkins. He has a broad practice covering complex commercial litigation, arbitration, and contentious regulatory investigations.
Mr. Cox acts for clients in a wide range of industries, with a particular focus on financial institutions. He represents banks, multilateral institutions, and payments technology companies in complex disputes, as well as in large-scale investigations by global regulators, including the Financial Conduct Authority, the Serious Fraud Office, the Payment Systems Regulator, and the Charity Commission in the UK, and the Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission in the US.
Mr. Cox has acted on a dispute before the AIM Disciplinary Committee for alleged misleading statements made to the market. He has also advised clients in connection with intellectual property disputes – including acting for a client in taking action against a sophisticated media piracy operation – and on issues relating to anti-money laundering and anti-bribery legislation.
Mr. Cox has completed secondments at a leading UK bank and an international tobacco company. Prior to qualifying as a solicitor in September 2015, he gained experience in the real estate, financial services litigation, and corporate finance practices of a global firm.
Mr. Cox’s experience includes advising:
Commercial / Banking Litigation
- A leading investment bank in relation to claims in the High Court and Competition Appeal Tribunal involving allegations of collusion in the foreign exchange market
- Rothesay Life Plc (Rothesay) on its successful appeal in an unprecedented challenge to the High Court’s refusal to sanction the transfer of around 370,000 annuity policies (comprising total policyholder liabilities of approximately £11.2 billion) from The Prudential Assurance Company Limited (PAC) to Rothesay
- A leading investment bank in a claim against a Spanish wine and juice producer for sums owed in connection with FX derivative transactions
- A leading bank on a portfolio of High Court litigation arising from adverse regulatory findings in relation to LIBOR*
- A Middle Eastern sport and entertainment network in taking action against a sophisticated media piracy operation*
- An AIM-listed company in relation to AIM Disciplinary Committee proceedings*
- A fast-growing software company in relation to a dispute between the founding shareholders over the assignment of intellectual property rights*
White Collar Defense and Investigations
- A leading bank in relation to an investigation by the SFO in relation to LIBOR misconduct*
- An umbrella organization of leading charities on its interactions with the Charity Commission*
- A medical technology company in a compliance investigation following fraud allegations made by a former employee*
- A high net worth individual on potential liability for money laundering offences in connection with the sale of an aircraft*
- A global bank on investigations by multiple regulators into its supranational, sub-sovereign, and agency bond trading businesses*
- A Dutch investment vehicle in a US$1.1 billion ICC arbitration seated in Hong Kong, regarding sums purportedly invested by the claimant into the vehicle in connection with an acquisition
- A leading global provider of agricultural science and technology global chemical company in a London-seated ICC arbitration arising out of a fire at our client’s manufacturing plant
- An investment fund incorporated in the Cayman Island in a London-seated arbitration to enforce a facility agreement against entities incorporated in Ukraine and Cyprus*
* Matters handled prior to joining Latham