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Alexander Sharples

Alexander Sharples

Senior Associate

Alexander is a senior associate in our disputes resolution division in London.

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Experience

Alexander is a Senior Associate in Herbert Smith Freehills' dispute resolution practice. He qualified in September 2011 after completing his training at the firm, which included a six month client secondment.  He specialises in advising on high value, complex commercial litigation, with particular experience in the energy, TMT and defence industry sectors. Alexander also has experience of advising in relation to arbitral proceedings, mediation and expert determination.

Alexander's experience includes: 

  • advising an international defence company in relation to proceedings with a Government State arising in relation to a contract for the supply of a software, communications and intelligence System and related proceedings in the High Court and subsequent proceedings in the Court of Appeal arising in relation to a software Licence Agreement
  • advising an oil and gas company in relation to a claim and counterclaim in the Commercial Court and subsequent proceedings in the Court of Appeal in relation to a contract for the supply of an offshore drilling rig
  • advising an international oil and gas company in an LCIA arbitration in relation to a contract for the supply of an offshore drilling rig and its subsequent termination
  • advising an international oil and gas company in relation to a claim in the Chancery Division of the High Court in relation to allegations of breach of contract and breach of confidence
  • advising an oil and gas construction company in relation to a claim and counterclaim in the Technology and Construction Court arising in relation to an EPC contract for the construction of two offshore wellhead platforms and associated equipment
  • advising an insurance broker in relation to a claim and interim injunctive proceedings in the Chancery Division of the High Court arising in relation to an IT software Licence and Services Agreement and the transition and migration to a new software platform

 

 

Background

Alexander studied History at the University of Oxford and graduated in 2007 before undertaking the Graduate Diploma in Law (graduating with a distinction in 2008) and the Legal Practice Course (graduating with a distinction in 2009).