Alex van der Zwaan


Alex R. van der Zwaan concentrates on representing corporations, individuals and sovereign entities in a range of matters, including high-value, complex commercial litigation and arbitration, as well as government agency investigations.

His representations include acting for:

  • Mr. Gennadiy Bogolyubov in the defence of London high court proceedings brought against him and others by PJSC Tatneft alleging civil fraud in the amount of US$400 million, including a worldwide freezing order;
  • Mr. Gennadiy Bogolyubov in relation to claims brought against him by Victor Pinchuk in the London High Court;
  • a global bank in relation to an investigation by the Office of Foreign Assets Control;
  • serving as rule-of-law consultant to the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine and writing a report on due process issues associated with a high-profile prosecution;
  • Millhouse LLC and Evraz Group S.A. in relation to their holdings in mining assets in Ukraine;
  • Gilson & ors in relation to their dispute with Ferrexpo Plc in the London High Court;
  • Tele Columbus and Vita Groups in their successful restructurings by means of a debt transfer and debt-for-equity swap implemented schemes of arrangement in the London High Court; and
  • various financial institutions, private equity and hedge funds regarding their distressed investments, including with respect to the U.S. Chapter 11 filing of Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. and its affiliates and the U.K. administration of Lehman Brothers International (Europe) and its affiliates.



  • Legal Practice Course, BPP Law School, 2007
  • LL.B., King’s College, London, 2006 (First Class Honours)


  • England & Wales


  • Dutch
  • English
  • French
  • Russian

Alex van der Zwaan

Associate, Litigation; Congressional Investigations and Government Policy