Commercial Law

We do not simply counsel our clients on how to document deals. We work closely with them to shape and structure deals in the way that is most effective and beneficial for them and safeguard their investment in international transactions.

In the international and cross-cultural environment of business relations between parties from Europe, the MENA-Region and Sub-Saharan Africa, we assist our clients in navigating the intricacies of these complex deals. Drawing from this unique regional focus and the reach and depth of our experience, our advice is both distinct and valuable.

Corporate Law
and Joint Venture

In addition to our transactional work we provide a full range of corporate advisory services assisting with incorporation of companies and joint venture formation, as well as corporate governance, regulatory compliance and re-structuring, in Europe, the Middle East and Sub-Saharan Africa.

We have a proven track record of advising joint ventures between multinational parties. Our clients benefit not only from our expertise in corporate law and the process of incorporation in different jurisdictions but also our familiarity with the requirements of inter-cultural business relations.

Merger & Acquisition

Alexander & Partner’s legal team advises on a variety of M&A transactions. We regularly work on mergers and acquisitions and private equity transactions, advising both buyers and sellers in all stages of these transactions, including legal due diligence and set up of deal structure through SPA negotiations and financing to legal assistance during closing.

Through our strong focus on business exchange between Europe, the Middle East and Sub-Saharan Africa, we can offer tailored advice for clients investing in these regions and assist them in understanding the cultural and regional differences in order to reach optimal solutions.

Finance, Venture Capital and Islamic Finance

We assist our clients in transactions with respect to financing and, specifically, Islamic financing. We support clients in locating and engaging suitable financial advisors, developing and structuring transactions, preparing and negotiating legal documentation through post-closing transaction administration, covenant compliance and ongoing liability management. Furthermore we advise venture capital investors on their investments in the Near and the Middle East as well as in Sub-Saharan Africa.

We have the capacity to undertake the full range of Shariàh-compliant financial transactions, including sukuk (Islamic securitizations), ijara wa Iqtina (financial leases) and murabaha (installment sales).

Dispute Resolution

Our diverse team of legal experts frequently acts as counsel in arbitration proceedings and common litigation. As a firm with a strong footprint in Germany, the Middle East and Sub-Saharan Africa we offer our clients the unique understanding of different jurisdictions and cultures that is required to be successful in international disputes.

In addition to our work as counsel in disputes we assist our clients prior to any dispute arising by advising them on contract drafting and negotiation strategies to prevent disputes and safeguard their investments. Where disputes arise nonetheless, we actively pursue all avenues of dispute resolution available and advise clients on choosing the method most appropriate to them and to a particular matter.

Project, Contract and Claims Management

Our team supports especially small- and medium-seized companies in the areas of claims and contract management, project management and process management.

Small- and medium-sized companies entering into international contracts for the supply and installation of their products and solutions in particular face complex contract structures and requirements. In order to secure their contractual rights or to provide them from unjustified claims from their contract partners, we handle the contract and claim management by providing tailor-made solutions for our clients and their project requirements.

Based on our long-term experience, we support our clients during the tendering phase as well as project execution, by structuring the projects, providing risk analysis and calculation and advising about the various contractual relationships with all partners and suppliers involved.

With our management experience within systems and service business, we can assist our clients in implementing or improving their internal project management processes. This will ensure that the management will always be informed about the actual status of the projects, will be involved in all necessary decisions in time and will have an accurate view about the cost and risk environment.

International Private Law

As an internationally oriented law firm, we are aware of globalization, which also affects people´s private investor behaviour and life planning. In addition to companies, we also advise private individuals on their legal issues with international relevance, in particular German-French real estate, inheritance and gift law, including the corresponding tax law expertise.

Our team supports our clients in all matters relating to foreign real estate (if necessary also those in the inheritance) including the acquisition with the preparation and examination of property purchase agreements as well as the assistance with real estate transactions and investments in France and Germany.

We represent our clients comprehensively in all questions of asset and succession planning, in particular in the handling of German-French inheritance and gift cases as well as in asset succession, provision and configuration in German-French context, especially to avoid double Taxation.

Not only do we have a multilingual team of advisors and corresponding network of competent partners in Germany and abroad, but we also employ several lawyers licensed in France, thereby guaranteeing our clients optimum representation.

and Infrastructure

The construction industry traditionally is a key sector in both the MENA-Region and in Sub-Saharan Africa. From high-rise office buildings to mass transit systems, energy facilities and major infrastructure projects, our legal team has the experience to offer our clients truly sector-focused advice paired with our in-depth understanding of the markets in the MENA-Region.

Our team is frequently exposed to design, engineering and construction program issues. Through long-term experience we have an excellent understanding of the contractual relation between all parties involved on every level of infrastructure projects, and are well-versed with the involved risks, and the management of those risks, as well as project administration and the financing of construction projects. Further, we have a proven track record as counsel in arbitration proceedings involving the construction and infrastructure sectors.


Volatile oil prices and the depletion of traditional hydrocarbon energy sources have changed the energy industry. Political pressures as regulators seek energy security and demand both price stability and cleaner energy supplies adds to the complexity of the sector.

In this fast-changing market you need a firm that is immersed in the industry and can offer innovative and dynamic solutions for your business activities and investments. We can offer this support by providing strategic assistance covering conventional energy players as well as the renewable energy industry.


To succeed in the highly competitive technology sector, you need a law firm with sector-specific legal expertise, as well as a deep understanding of the key business issues driving innovation in the industry. Our diverse legal team delivers creative solutions by assisting you in achieving your objectives and minimizing risks.

Paired with our strong regional focus on the Near and Middle East and Sub-Saharan Africa, we offer our clients a distinctive combination of sector- and regional-focused advice.

Real Estate

Alexander & Partner’s real estate advisors truly understand the needs of our clients in the challenging real estate markets in Europe and the Near and Middle East and are familiar with the different asset classes including industrial, retail, offices, hotels, residential, and healthcare.

Our legal team advises on multijurisdictional real estate transactions from legal due diligence and set up of corporate deal structure through SPA negotiations and financing to legal assistance during closing as well as general real estate law such as negotiation of lease and asset management agreements.

Natural Resources
and Environment

Environmental and related natural resource issues are truly global in nature, transcending borders and requiring multinational responses. Companies operating in multiple jurisdictions need the help of lawyers with broad experience across regions to navigate this changing landscape.

Alexander & Partner’s lawyers have in-depth experience with environmental and resource distribution laws and regulations across the MENA-Region and Sub-Saharan Africa, in particular international water resources. The variety and depth of our experience in this sector makes our advice distinct and valuable.

Our lawyers will work with you to plan for compliance with changing regulations and standards throughout the MENA-Region and Sub-Saharan Africa.

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