Oliver Alexander

Drawing from over a decade of experience in the GCC and in particular the Qatari market, Oliver Alexander specializes in advising clients from Germany and Europe on their business activities in the GCC, with specific focus on commercial law and dispute resolution in the construction sector.

Born in Lemgo, Germany, in 1970, admitted to practice law in 1999.

Oliver Alexander is the founding partner of Alexander & Partner. Before establishing Alexander & Partner in 2013, Oliver worked in the legal department of the multi-billion industrial Preussag Group in Hannover, Germany from 1996 to 1998; he was head of the international department at Al-Attiya Legal Consultant and Attorney, Doha, State of Qatar, from 1998 to 2011 and associated partner at Amereller Rechtsanwaelte in Berlin and Doha from 2011 to 2013.

Oliver was an approved individual by the Qatar Financial Centre Regulatory Authority, and board member of Matrix ME Alignment Fund Management LLC at the Qatar Financial Centre, from 2010 to 2013.

He is founding chairman and member of the German Business Council Qatar (GBCQ) and a member of the Dispute Resolution Board Foundation (DRBF). 

He is also registered with the Qatar International Center for Conciliation and Arbitration (QICCA), the German Institute for Arbitration (DIS) and the ICC Germany. He is a member of the Indian National Bar Association in Delhi (INBA).

Oliver has played a key role in a number of major construction and infrastructure projects in many GCC countries, especially Qatar. He has also been involved in major investments by Arab investors in companies and projects in Germany and other European countries, especially in the real estate, infrastructure and renewable energy sectors. He is highly experienced in matters of adjudication, mediation and arbitration.

Oliver speaks German and English. He studied at Wurzburg University and at Humboldt University in Berlin (German law degree, 1996), and at the University of Wales, United Kingdom (Diploma in English Law, 1993). Oliver Alexander is the first Certified Lawyer for International Business Law appointed by the Berlin Bar (2015).

He divides his time between Doha, Delhi and Berlin, where he lives with his family.