Dr. Alexander Brexendorff

Dr. Alexander Brexendorff

Member | President

brexendorff@mena-legal.com

Offices   DUBAI - ZURICH

 

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

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, Sport and Fintech consultancies in the Middle East/Europe.

 

Areas of Concentration

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

 

Professional Education & Qualification

  • 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
  • Legal Consultant, 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, 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, 1998-99
  • 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

 

Career

  • QTC International Ltd., Gibraltar, since 2017, Managing Director
  • HSH Ltd., BVI/Dubai, since 2017, Governance Director
  • BD & CIE Ltd., London, since 2016, Director
  • Iskander & 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), 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 & Partner, Moscow, 1996 – 1997

 

Professional Activities & Memberships

  • German Arab Friendship Association e.V., Berlin
  • German-Iranian Chamber of Commerce, Hamburg
  • German-Iranian Lawyers Association, Hamburg
  • German-Arab Association e.V., Berlin
  • Association for German-Russian Business Law, Hamburg

 

Languages

Fluent in: German, English, Russian, Basic knowledge in: Spanish, French, Arabic

 

Publications

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

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