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Alex Vakil
Senior Associate

With a background in commercial litigation, Alex advises a number of media organisations and other predominantly defendant clients on a broad spectrum of contentious media and information law matters.

Alex has broad and varied experience of resolving disputes across a range of sectors, both in the High Court and before arbitral tribunals.

Alex previously acted for News Corporation on the high profile phone-hacking investigation at a previous firm. He now advises clients on a range media and information law matters including providing pre and post-publication advice, defending libel and privacy claims and advising on data protection compliance, harassment remedies and injunctive relief.

Alex trained and was a litigation associate at a Magic Circle firm and spent five years at Osborne Clarke before joining RPC in February 2020. He has practised in London, Tokyo and Moscow, and spent a six-month secondment with the in-house legal team of a global investment bank. He is a former Captain in the British Army.

Alex founded the Media and Information Law Associates network in 2018.

Directory quotes

The 'thoughtful' senior associate Alexander Vakil provide[s] key support, especially in relation to data and cyber security issues - Legal 500 UK 2020

Memberships

  • Media and Information Law Associates Network

Relevant work

  • Lokhova v Longmuir [2016] EWHC 2579 (QB)