Mishcon de Reya has announced Alexander Slade has joined its International Arbitration team as a Partner.
He is the second Partner to join the International Arbitration team in recent months, following the arrival in 2021 of Henry Winter to the firm's Singapore office, and the fifth Partner hire the firm has announced so far in 2022.
Alex specialises in commercial and investment treaty arbitration and cross-border litigation as well as EU sanctions and compliance. He has significant experience representing a range of clients in complex, high-value litigation and arbitration under all major arbitral rules. His sector focus includes energy (oil & gas and renewables), private equity and M&A disputes, infrastructure, telecoms and technology.
A solicitor advocate, Alex also has experience in appearing as advocate before investment treaty and commercial arbitration tribunals, as well as in the English courts and in State-to-State arbitration.
Alex joins Mishcon de Reya from US firm Vinson & Elkin where he had been co-lead of the firm's London arbitration practice. A dynamic, rising star in International Arbitration sphere, he is ranked in Legal 500, where he is described as a "high-level professional", and is noted as a future leader in arbitration by Who’s Who Legal.
Alex is a member of the ICDR Young & International, ICC Young Arbitrator's Forum and YIAG, among others. He teaches the international arbitration course at Queen Mary University/Mitchell Hamline School of Law residential Summer School, and is the Committee Secretary for the 2022 International Arbitration Charity Ball.
Head of the International Arbitration Group Louis Flannery QC commented: "Alex's enterprising approach and commitment to his clients finds a natural home at Mishcon de Reya, and his wide-ranging arbitral experience will complement our expertise in London and Asia."
Alex added: “I am thrilled to be joining Mishcon de Reya and look forward to contributing to the continued success and further growth of the international arbitration team. The firm’s strength in dispute resolution and commitment to client service will provide a fantastic home for my clients.”