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Alex Cook, Principal Associate

Alex Cook

Principal Associate

Practice areas

  • Commercial agreements
  • Commercial and IT
  • Commercial litigation
  • Energy and infrastructure
  • Litigation and dispute management

Practice notes

Alex is a Principal Associate in Eversheds Sutherland's commercial litigation teams with significant experience in high-value multi-jurisdictional arbitration and litigation and particular expertise in the Energy Sector. Alex acts for both state-owned and private entities across multiple jurisdictions in the Energy and Oil & Gas Sectors and supports UK businesses in connection with regulatory action taken by Ofgem.

Alex has expertise in resolving a wide range of disputes including contract based and tortious claims. He is also experienced in providing strategic commercially focused advice to resolve disputes before they escalate to litigation or any other form of contentious proceedings and is able to guide clients through alternative dispute resolution procedures.

Alex also regularly advises clients on protecting their businesses from unlawful completion, targeting of customers and misuse of confidential information by former employees.

Significant recent experience includes:

  • Acting as part of the cross-jurisdictional core team for a national oil producer in a long running, multi-billion dollar gas supply Arbitration;
  • Acting for an international power generator in connection with high-value warranty claim proceedings against the former owners of Europe's biggest gas-fired power station;
  • Acting as part of the Eversheds Sutherland team supporting an energy supplier in a wide ranging regulatory investigation by Ofgem;
  • Acting as part of the core team in connection with a US$ multi-billion dispute in the Iran-US Claims Tribunal;
  • Acting for a consortium of local authorities in a complex dispute with their provider of waste management services under a 25-year PFI contract. Involved 3 sets of adjudication proceedings and Commercial Court proceedings; and Alex also has significant experience acting as seconded in-house General Counsel to a major energy generating client, where he had responsibility for all legal aspects of the business.