Alex Jay is a counter-fraud and asset recovery specialist. He has particular expertise advising on the complexities of international fraud matters, including considerations of relevant regulatory and legal frameworks and conventions. He has substantial experience advising on disputes with an international aspect, coordinating with lawyers in multiple jurisdictions to implement strategies to resolve issues and disputes or recover assets effectively and efficiently.
Alex is also a member of FraudNet, of which Gowling WLG is a founding member firm. FraudNet is an international network of lawyers in over 60 countries who are the leading civil asset recovery specialists in each country. FraudNet’s membership extends to every continent and the world’s major economies, as well as leading offshore jurisdictions.
Alex is also qualified as a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE). He sits as a Board member of the ACFE UK, being the UK branch of the global anti-fraud organization. He is also a member of the Fraud Advisory Panel.
Additionally, Alex also lectures frequently and provides training on fraud prevention and compliance with accepted codes of corporate governance. Recent speaking engagements include: BACEE Conference (Bratislava); DT Fraud Conference (London); Offshore Alert (London); FraudNet (Miami); Gowling WLG in house counsel seminars, London and Birmingham.
Much of the work Alex does has an international aspect. 90% of commercial disputes by London law firms now involve an international party and he is often working with a team of lawyers and other professionals across the world to work out strategies and put solutions in place. Fraud cases in particular often require urgent steps to be taken overseas. Wherever action is required, Alex is adept at finding and implementing solutions rapidly, maximising the chance of fraud prevention and/or asset recoveries.
Alex has experience acting for a wide range of clients in this field, including governments, public bodies, corporates, individuals, family offices, financial institutions and insolvency practitioners and officeholders.