Covington & Burling (London)

Alexander Leitch

Covington & Burling (London)
Lawyer (Partner)

Clients from around the world engage Alex Leitch because of his proven track record in handling complex, high-value and high-profile international disputes in the English High Court and beyond. A dynamic and “results driven” commercial litigator, Mr. Leitch focuses on disputes arising from all significant commercial relationships. Alex Leitch has particular expertise in dispute work for companies in the financial services, life sciences, healthcare, and technology sectors.

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Louise Freeman, Alexander Leitch, Johan Ysewyn, James Marshall, Peter D. Camesasca, Harry Denlegh-Maxwell The UK Supreme Court dismisses the appeal of a financial services company in a class action related to an alleged overcharging of interbank fees (Merricks / Mastercard)


The UK Supreme Court has today ruled in favour of Walter Merricks, the former head of the UK Financial Ombudsman Service., in a hotly-anticipated judgment in the first opt-out competition class action brought in the UK. Background Mr Merricks is the proposed class representative for 46.2 (...)

Louise Freeman, Gregory Lascelles, Alexander Leitch, Sinead McLaughlin, Tom Cusworth The English High Court confirms that legal advice privilege applies to foreign in-house lawyers (PJSC Tatneft / Bogolyubov)


In this alert, we review a welcome English High Court decision, which confirms that legal advice privilege extends to communications with foreign lawyers who provide legal advice in their capacity as in-house counsel. The decision of Mrs Justice Moulder in PJSC Tatneft v Bogolyubov and others (...)

Alexander Leitch, Peter D. Camesasca, Andrea Zulli, Ashley E. Bass, Jonathan Gimblett, Robert D. Wick, Alan M. Wiseman The UK Parliament introduces a class action mechanism for antitrust damages


The UK has introduced a class action mechanism that could lead to an increase in antitrust litigation. Most significantly, the new mechanism will enable opt-out class actions, which are potentially effective in aggregating individually low value claims, into a single high value, and (...)

Johan Ysewyn, Peter D. Camesasca, Andrea Zulli, Alexander Leitch, Robert D. Wick, Derek Ludwin, Anita F. Stork The EU Court of Justice rules on the expansion of jurisdiction to impose fines based on foreign sales of cartelized components (Innolux)


On July 9, 2015, the EU’s top court, the EU Court of Justice (CJEU), rendered its long-awaited ruling in the Innolux - LCD cartel appeal. The Innolux case is effectively the EU counterpart of the U.S. Motorola litigation in that it concerns fundamental issues of antitrust jurisdiction over (...)

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