Alexander Riddiford Called to the Bar 2011

Alex specialises in all aspects of domestic and cross-border insolvency and restructuring law (for which he has been ranked in Chambers & Partners for the last two years) and commercial litigation (both domestic and offshore). Alex’s cases often involve complex securitisation structures and structured finance issues. He also has a keen interest in the law of cryptoassets and cryptoasset recovery, on which he speaks regularly to law firms and at conferences.

Recent domestic cases in which Alex has appeared include Lehman Brothers International (Europe) (in administration) v Exotix Partners LLP [2019] EWHC 2380 (Ch) (led by Daniel Bayfield QC); Business Mortgage Finance 6 Plc v Greencoat Investments Limited [2019] EWHC 2128 (Ch) (led by William Trower QC, now Mr Justice Trower); and Re Nortel Networks France SAS [2019] EWHC 2447 (Ch) and [2019] EWHC 2778 (Ch) (as sole counsel).

Alex’s recent experience also includes acting in very high-value arbitral proceedings seated in Hong Kong.

Before joining South Square Alex gained a double first and a doctorate in Classics from Oxford University, becoming a lecturer at Magdalen College teaching Latin grammar and Greek poetry. As the sole winner of the Peter Taylor Scholarship for 2010/2011 Alex was the top Inner Temple scholar in his year.

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