Julie Alexander

Partner
Baker & McKenzie Limited
Not admitted to practice law in this jurisdiction

Biography

Julie Alexander has been involved in handling Saudi and Bahrain legal matters since 2001. Admitted to practice in 1995, and resident in the Gulf since 2001, Ms. Alexander spends her time between Bahrain, Jeddah and Riyadh. Ms. Alexander focuses on banking and finance matters and is consistently ranked as a leading lawyer in Saudi Arabia and Bahrain by Chambers, IFLR and Legal 500.

Practice Focus

Ms. Alexander’s practice focuses on Islamic, project, contractor and real estate finance transactions. Representing banks, borrowers, project sponsors and contractors, Ms. Alexander has advised clients on numerous innovative and high-profile transactions in the Saudi Arabian and Bahrain markets.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Acted for the financing banks in connection with multi-option contractor financing facilities made available to Joannou & Paraskevaides (Saudi Arabia) Limited to assist with the development of two significant government infrastructure projects in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
  • Acted for the financing banks in relation to the SAR5.4 billion multi-option Islamic and trade finance facilities made available to a major Saudi Arabian contractor to assist with the development of a significant government infrastructure project in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
  • Acted for the financing banks in relation to the SAR10.5 billion multi-option Islamic and trade finance facilities made available to a major Saudi Arabian contractor to assist with the development of the King Abdulaziz International Airport, Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
  • Acted for Power and Water Utility Company for Jubail and Yanbu (Marafiq) in relation to a SAR4.5 billion (USD1.2 billion) 15 year murabaha facility.
  • Acted for the financing banks on a USD450 million Islamic financing for PT Natrindo Telepon Seluler (AXIS), the Indonesian mobile operator and subsidiary of Saudi Telecom Company (STC).
  • Acted for Saudi Arabian Mining Company (Ma'aden) and Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) in relation to the USD3.8 billion multi-tranche project financing of a phosphate mine and beneficiation plant and a fertilizer production complex in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Financing was provided by a combination of commercial banks, KEIC, K-Exim, PIF and SIDF, and was provided on an Islamic and conventional basis.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Law Society of Queensland

Admissions

  • Supreme Court of Queensland~Australia
  • High Court of Australia~Australia

Education

  • University of Queensland (LL.B. Honors)
  • University of Queensland (Bachelor of Economics)

Languages

  • English

Previous Offices

  • London