Alexander Calthrop

Senior Associate

Alex advises clients on their most complex and business critical legal disputes.

His experience spans international commercial arbitration, investment arbitration, litigation and government investigations across a wide range of sectors (technology, energy, oil and gas, sports, finance, construction, fast-moving consumer goods, media and advertising), and geographies (the United States, France, Australia, Spain, China, Yemen, Libya, Saudi Arabia, Brazil, Indonesia, Vietnam, Pakistan, India, Morocco, Germany).

Published Work

  • Alexander Calthrop and Claire Rajan, 2017, “DOJ’s new FCPA Corporate Enforcement Policy: Companies have greater incentives to disclose, but caveats remain”, Allen & Overy Investigations Insight Blog
  • Jason Gray and Alexander Calthrop, 2016, “Australia: Government toughens up on foreign bribery enforcement”, Allen & Overy Legal and Regulatory Risk Note, published for general counsel operating in the financial sector.
  • Jason Gray and Alex Calthrop, 2015, “Australia’s Shifting Foreign Bribery Regime”, The FCPA Report Vol. 4, No. 25
  • Jason Gray, Alexander Calthrop, et. al., 2016, “Government Investigations 2017: Australian Chapter”, Getting the Deal Through



Admitted to the Bar, State of  New York, 2018

Admitted as a Solicitor in New South Wales, Australia, 2015


LL.B (Hons) University of Melbourne, 2012 

Bachelor of Arts, University of Melbourne, 2012


French, English
A&O Shearman was formed on May 1, 2024 by the combination of Shearman & Sterling LLP and Allen & Overy LLP and their respective affiliates (the legacy firms). Any matters referred to above may include matters undertaken by one or more of the legacy firms rather than A&O Shearman.