Alex Korenkov

Associate | London

Alex is an associate in the litigation and arbitration team.

He has experience of multi-jurisdictional, high-value disputes, focussing on commercial civil litigation, worldwide freezing orders and international asset tracing. Alex often works alongside receivers and administrators and has experience in dealing with the Serious Fraud Office on matters involving restraint orders and confiscation orders, including the largest ever confiscation order made in the UK of over £40 million. He has worked on international fraud, breach of contract and tort cases and participated in several week-long mediations in complex multi-party disputes.

Alex also has experience of the upstream oil and gas industry from his work for an AIM listed company both in the UK and South America. He speaks Russian and Spanish.

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Track record

Admissions

Represented an individual who alleged title to parts of a rare vintage Ferrari car before its sale for over £10 million at a UK auction. The auction house sought to rescind an agreement reached with the client on the day of the auction beginning complex multi-party litigation, under a stakeholder action, involving the car owners and vendors. Worked closely with lawyers in Europe and South America and participated in lengthy mediation sessions in London. All claims settled in the early morning of the first day of trial listed for five weeks in the Commercial Court.

Obtained a series of eight worldwide freezing injunctions as part of an unlawful means conspiracy claim seeking payment of over £80 million pursuant to a loan note. Proceedings involved the Serious Fraud Office and the Viscount of the Royal Court of Jersey.

Represented a corporate client in an arbitration with a value at stake of £500 million in a landlord/tenant dispute over a large piece of land that is used for confidential UK government business.

England and Wales, 2016

Me in a minute

For me, in law - there is litigation and everything else

I have always been fascinated by relationships between individuals in their home, work and society. Human behaviour is at the heart of law and every legal dispute.

I chose to practice English law because it is a long established element of international business. English court orders can be very effective tools of commerce. In recent years, I particularly recall obtaining a freezing injunction over the phone at midnight to freeze monies in the client-account of an opponent’s law firm and conducting a hearing in the home of a High Court Judge at Christmas time to prevent the imminent sale of a UK power plant.

For me, in law - there is litigation and everything else.

I enjoy solving disputes as part of my work. During periods of downtime, I enjoy hiking in the Scottish Highlands. I have also climbed extensively elsewhere in Europe, South America and Africa.

Languages


  • English
  • Russian
  • Ukrainian

Dates


Joined

2017

London

16 Old Bailey,

EC4M 7EG

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