Alexander Hinckley

Alexander Hinckley
Attorney Alexander Hinckley 

Alexander Hinckley advises and advocates for clients in a wide range of disputes, from billion-dollar international disputes to sensitive family law matters. With a background in international arbitration and complex commercial litigation, he has represented multinational clients before AAA, ICSID, SIAC, and ad hoc tribunals, as well as in both U.S. federal and state courts. His practice has included investor-state arbitrations under various bilateral investment treaties, international commercial disputes under the CISG, enforcement of foreign judgments and awards in the U.S. and throughout the world, and various complex commercial disputes, including contract disputes, commercial torts (e.g., breach of fiduciary duty and tortious interference with contract), partnership disputes, and complex intellectual property litigation.

Alexander has a strong record of exceeding clients’ expected results:

  • Alexander was part of a three-lawyer team that, in 2023, won a $180 million award for two hotel and casino owners in a Macau-seated ICC arbitration. In that case, Alexander also briefed and won against bifurcation, for interim measures (comparable to TROs), and on an unsettled and extremely complex question of res judicata that required testimony from the world’s leading experts in international arbitration.
  • Alexander was the primary attorney for several hotel ownership disputes. When the client hired Alexander, the client had a recent $4 million default judgment against him. By the end of the dispute, Alexander negotiated a multiparty settlement in which other parties agreed to release his client from the judgment and pay approximately $500,000 in attorney’s fees.
  • Alexander represented Chinese and Dutch investors in four investment treaty arbitrations under UNCITRAL and ICSID(AF) Rules against a Southeast Asian State. He provided all-around support at the merits hearings in Singapore, handled discovery and research, drafted memorials, witness statements, and expert reports.
  • Alexander represented a Canadian respondent in AAA international arbitration, in which he was the primary attorney formulating a counterclaim for tortious interference with contract after uncovering critical communications, leading to a new hearing and expanding counterclaim damages from $0.3 to $12 million. The parties settled for a nominal sum shortly thereafter.

Alexander has also worked with both Mosaic Family Services and the Human Rights Initiative to advocate for human trafficking victims and indigent immigrant children before immigration and family courts in Dallas.

He speaks Spanish and has intermediate proficiency in Mandarin Chinese.

Practice Areas

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Business Torts
  • Family Law
  • Divorce
  • Contract Negotiation and Formation

Education

  • Southern Methodist University School of Law, Dallas, Texas
    • J.D. - 2015
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Honors: Bennett Scholarship of International Studies
    • Honors: Phi Delta Phi Honor Society
    • Honors: 2014 Jessup International Moot Court
  • Furman University
    • B.A. - 2012
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Honors: Beta Theta Pi
    • Honors: Dean’s List
    • Honors: Founder and Risk Manager
    • Honors: Presidential Scholar
    • Honors: Student Senator
    • Honors: Zeta Lambda Chapter
    • Major: Asian Studies, Chinese language track
    • Major: Philosophy