Alexandra is an internationally recognised EU & Competition legal expert with more than 20 years’ experience gained in international private practice (of which 12 years in the UK), international organisations and academia. Her services are particularly appreciated by those who are seeking high-quality EU/Competition law advice that is also, at the same time, commercial and practicable. She is passionate about helping businesses of whatever size to succeed in a highly regulated UK and EU legal environment that applies to every business providing services or goods in the UK and/or the EU.

Alexandra is one of the very few legal advisers specialised in the legal aspects of trade under the UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement (‘TCA’), the Digital Services and Markets Acts, and how these laws impact on large online as well as smaller digital service providers, as well as the UK subsidy regime. She also regularly advises on the compliance of commercial agreements with UK and EU competition rules and has special expertise in dominance issues.

Alexandra’s experience further includes advising on the compliance of public fund structures with state aid and general EU law, the EU Green Deal and how it applies to businesses, as well as bringing institutional challenges under EU law, with a focus on EU citizenship and other issues of fundamental EU law.

Alexandra is dual-qualified (solicitor in England & Wales, as well barrister at the Berlin Bar, Germany), and holds post-graduate degrees in EU business law from Panthéon-Assas University, Paris, France (distinction), as well as Lausanne University, Switzerland (PhD, Summa cum Laude).

Alexandra also holds diverse visiting professorial/lecturer roles around the globe, including at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, USA; the International School of Management, Berlin, Germany; and the European Rights Academy, Trier, Luxembourg. She is also an expert course tutor for leading legal seminars provider MBL.

Alexandra has published two books on EU and competition law, one of which won a book prize from one of the largest publishers for German-speaking legal publications.

Alexandra can assist in English, German and French. She also speaks Spanish and Dutch.

Alexandra serves her clients commuting between London, Brussels and Berlin.

  • Alexandra combines comprehensive knowledge of her practice areas with clear, helpful and reliable advice. Her input was essential to the successful launch of our £120m, publicly-backed venture capital fund.

    Alastair Smith, Director of Legal, Compliance & Operations
    The North East Fund

  • Very knowledgeable.

    Mr Morar, Jisc