Dr. Alexander Brexendorff

Dr. Alexander Brexendorff

Managing Partner | Counselor-at-law


Offices   DUBAI - ZURICH


Dr. Alexander Brexendorff is an entrepreneur / owner and managing director of various legal, business and Fintech consulting companies in Europe and the Middle East. He is as well the founder and head of the board of the Swiss and UAE based international business and legal Swiss Association Brexendorff & Associates.

He has over twenty years of international experience in business consulting, legal and Fintech services with a deep and comprehensive legal and practical knowledge of Europe, the Former Soviet Union, the Middle East and beyond.

Holding an honors Ph.D. in hydrocarbon public international law, he started his career during the DOTCOM boom at the financial markets department of Shearman & Sterling LLP in Frankfurt, moved on to the international energy agency, Energy Charter Secretariat, in Brussels, joined later the Coudert Brothers LLP Middle East Practice Group before he founded one of the most prestigious European-Middle East Boutique Legal, Business, Renewable Energy and Fintech consultancies.


Areas of Concentration

  • Business Set Up in Europe, the Middle East
  • Joint Ventures, Mergers & Acquisitions, Technology Transfer
  • International Trade, Business and Labour Law in the Middle East
  • International and Middle Eastern corporate laws and contracts
  • Renewable Energies
  • Construction contracts (F.I.D.I.C.)
  • Engineering and Architectural offices law
  • Blockchain, Fintech, Cryptocurrency
  • Security and Defense industries
  • Oil & Gas
  • Compliance and Sanctions  
  • Risk Management
  • Foreign Direct Investment consultation for Middle East Region
  • Public International Law
  • International Environmental Law


Professional Education & Qualification

  • Oxford Fintech Programme, University of Oxford, 2020
  • Certificate in DIFC Courts’ Laws and Procedures, DIFC Courts, Dubai, 2014
  • Certificate in F.I.D.I.C. Contracts - Middle East, Dubai, 2009
  • Project Management for Renewable Energy, Berlin, 2008
  • Counselor-at-law, U.A.E., since 2006
  • Juris Doctor, University of Würzburg, Germany, 2006
  • Doctoral Thesis: Extraction and Transit of Oil & Gas in Central Asia: A Business, Public International and Environmental Law perspective, 1999-2005
  • Legal Practitioner training, Germany, 2002-04
  • Center for Energy and Mineral Law and Policy (Dundee, Scotland), 2000
  • Lawyers Diploma (1. State Exam), University of Frankfurt / Main, Germany, 1999
  • Studies of Law and Slavic Studies (Russicum), University of Würzburg, Germany, 1995-97
  • Studies of Common Law, International Business & Environmental Law at University of Essex (UK), 1993-94
  • Studies of Business Management and Law in Kiel, 1991-93



  • Board member of various International companies
  • Brexendorff & Associates Swiss Association, Zurich, since 2016, Founder, President
  • MENA LEGAL, since 2004, Founding Partner
  • Coudert Brothers LLP, Frankfurt/Main, (Middle East Practice Group), 2002 – 2004
  • ILF Consulting Engineers, Munich (pipeline projects in the Middle East), 2002
  • E.ON, Duesseldorf, Legal Department, 2001 - 2002
  • Energy Charter Secretariat, Bruxelles, 2001
  • Shearman & Sterling, Frankfurt/Main and Düsseldorf (Corporate Law & Finance, M&A), 1999 – 2001
  • Dr. Frühbeck Abogados y Economistas, Barcelona, 1999
  • Dr. Eckstein & Partners, Moscow, 1997 - 1998


Professional Activities & Memberships

  • Global Business Owners, Dubai (President), GCC (Ambassador)
  • American Chamber of Commerce, Dubai
  • German Emirates Club, Dubai
  • German Arab Chamber of Commerce, Dubai
  • German Arab Friendship Association e.V., Berlin
  • German-Arab Association e.V., Berlin
  • Association for German-Russian Business Law, Hamburg



Fluent in: German, English, Russian

Basic knowledge in: Spanish, French, Arabic



Dr. Brexendorff regularly publishes articles and gives seminars with practical advice on European, Middle Eastern business laws, in particular on Renewable Energies, Fintech, Blockchain related regulations.

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