Alice Englehart


Alice acts for corporates, financial institutions and individuals on complex and high profile commercial disputes both in the English courts and internationally, regularly advising on multi-jurisdictional matters.

Her experience includes handling claims relating to M&A transactions, international sanctions, joint venture arrangements and customer, supplier and distributor relationships. She has experience across a wide range of sectors and industries including consumer and retail, aerospace and defence, private equity, sport, financial services, and telecoms.
Alice acts as a strategic adviser to clients in legal proceedings across the globe, assisting with and coordinating some of their most reputationally-sensitive matters. Her clients include FTSE companies and large international groups, as well as their senior management.
Alice is consistently recognised as a leading litigator by the legal directories where she is described as “phenomenal” and “an excellent technician and an imaginative lawyer who thinks outside the box." (Corporate & Commercial Litigation, Chambers UK 2023).

Leadership Positions And Professional Affiliations

  • Member, The Law Society of England and Wales
  • Member, LCIA Young International Arbitration Group
Alice "is the smartest lawyer I have ever worked with", someone who "combines gravitas with practicality and commercial flexibility" and "is excellent. She is someone who is very strategic and really cares about her clients."
Corporate & Commercial Litigation, Chambers UK 2022
She is in a class of her own. Her mastery of the law and its advocacy is matched with an unrivalled human empathy that helps her identify and secure solutions that are durable
Legal 500 UK, 2021



Admitted as solicitor, England and Wales, 2003


BA (Hons), Economics and Politics, Durham University, 1998

Post Graduate Diploma, Law, 1999

LPC, 2000 (with Distinction)


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.