Alexandra Neovius Special Counsel

Alexandra is a corporate lawyer who specialises in advising clients on complex international mergers and acquisitions and joint venture transactions.

She represents clients in a variety of sectors including electricity, oil & gas and financial services, acting for commercial parties and development institutions in Europe, Russia and Central Asia, the Middle East and Africa.

Alexandra has worked for international law firms in London and Almaty for over 13 years.



Oil & gas company

Advised in relation to the development of a field in eastern Kazakhstan, including the sale of an indirect interest in the field, financing of field development and construction of a cross border pipeline.

Bank of Cyprus

Represented the Bank on the £103 million sale of its UK retail subsidiary to a consortium of private investors and the €202.5 million sale of its Ukrainian subsidiary and associated debt to the Alfa Group.

Private equity fund

Represented a Central European private equity fund in connection with a sell down of its interests in a major cybersecurity software business and a proposed investment in a regional pharmaceuticals distributor.

Fortune 500 power company

Advised in relation to disposals of power plants and distribution assets in Europe, Central Asia and Africa.

European development bank

Advised a European development institution on its disposal of a tropical fruit processing business headquartered in Ecuador.

Career & qualifications


  • Bachelor of Arts, University of New South Wales
  • Bachelor of Laws, University of New South Wales


  • Association of International Petroleum Negotiators

International experience

  • Admitted in England & Wales
  • Norton Rose Fulbright LLP, London
  • Chadbourne & Parke LLP, Almaty and London

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