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Baker & McKenzie Limited

Julie Alexander

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Baker McKenzie LLP

Work Department

Banking & Finance.

Position

Julie Alexander is a Principal in Baker & McKenzie's Gulf offices. Specialising in Islamic finance, project finance and trade finance transactions, she also advises on the full spectrum of banking and finance matters. Julie represents banks, borrowers and project sponsors in transactions primarily involving Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar and the U.A.E.

Career

Qualified 1995. Worked at Clayton Utz (Australia) prior to joining Baker & McKenzie in 2001. Partner in Baker & McKenzie's Gulf offices 2004 to date.

Languages

English.

Member

Queensland Law Society.

Education

University of Queensland, Australia (LLB 1992; BEcon. 1995).


Bahrain

Banking and finance

Within: Banking and finance

The ‘extremely polished’ practice at Baker & McKenzie Limited provides ‘a very high-level service’; for some, it stands ‘head and shoulders above other firms in Bahrain’. The ‘dedicated and organisedJulie Alexander is highly recommended for her ‘unbelievable connection to the market’; she advised Ahli United Bank on facilities provided to Joannou & Paraskevaides for the development of two government infrastructure projects in Saudi Arabia. Ian Siddell and Bilal Kahlon have a track record acting for government entities and major banks.

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Islamic finance

Within: Islamic finance

At Baker & McKenzie Limited, Islamic finance experts Ian Siddell and Julie Alexander handle a range of transactions, from sukuk issuances to corporate and commercial deals and projects-related matters in Bahrain. Highlights included acting for Nogaholding subsidiary Bahrain National Gas Expansion Company on conventional and Islamic financing for the development, construction, and operation of a gas plant in Sakhir, Bahrain.

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Within: Leading individuals

Julie Alexander - Baker & McKenzie Limited

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Projects and energy

Within: Projects and energy

The ‘very helpful and practical’ projects and energy practice at Baker & McKenzie Limited provides ‘an excellent service’ and is ‘extremely efficient on all counts’. Ian Siddell and Julie Alexander are highly regarded for their experience acting for lenders and developers across the oil and gas, aviation, and infrastructure sectors; recent highlights include acting for Nogaholding subsidiary Bahrain National Gas Expansion Company on the $515m financing for the development, construction, and operation of a gas processing plant in Sakhir, Bahrain.

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Saudi Arabia

Banking and finance

Within: Banking and finance

The team at Legal Advisors, Abdulaziz I. Al-Ajlan & Partners in association with Baker & McKenzie Limited acts for international and regional corporates. It recently advised the Saudi Binladin Group on a $160m financing arrangement for the purchase of receivables and real estate made available by Alawwal Bank. Ian Siddell, Julie Alexander, Bilal Kahlon, and Basel Barakat are the key partners.

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