Alexander is a projects, energy and infrastructure partner based in Dubai. Alexander’s practice focuses on emerging markets and in particular Africa. Alexander has worked in a wide range of African countries from Ghana, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, and Senegal in Western Africa to Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia in Eastern Africa. Alexander advises sovereigns, financial institutions, industry, regional and international development banks, specialised funds, sponsors and project developers on transactional, corporate and regulatory matters related to energy, oil and gas, and infrastructure projects, project finance as well as trade related matters. He also regularly assists international clients with pan-African operations in relation to acquisitions, market access, and other business related legal advice.
Prior to moving to Dubai, Alexander lived for several years in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania working for an international law firm.
Alexander is a German trained and qualified lawyer (Rechtsanwalt), admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales, and has a Masters in Law in International and European Business Law (summa cum laude).
About Berwin Leighton Paisner
Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) is an award winning law firm with over 850 lawyers based in our headquarters in London and our regional hub offices in Abu Dhabi, Beijing, Berlin, Brussels, Dubai, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Moscow, Paris, Singapore and Tel Aviv.
BLP’s Africa Group offers investors and businesses the services of a team of specialists in energy, finance, projects and infrastructure, project finance, M&A, equity & debt capital markets, information technology and outsourcing, and dispute resolution. With our years of hands-on experience and close connections with local law firms, we are able to combine international legal expertise with specialist local knowledge so as to manage and minimise clients’ legal risks in the frontier markets in Africa. We are the only foreign experts recognised in leading legal directory Chambers and Partners for dispute resolution in Nigeria. We have also been recognised for our “intimate knowledge of the legal environment across Africa.”