Alexandra Nelson
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Alexandra qualified as a Solicitor in October 2005 and joined Birketts in September 2016. She is a Partner in our Corporate Team in the Ipswich office.

She has gained excellent corporate and commercial experience having previously worked for a top US law firm and advises on a full range of legal matters, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, group restructurings, general company law issues, and commercial contracts.

Alexandra has particular experience working with manufacturers and distributors of highly engineered products used in aerospace and defence applications and advises on export control and sanctions compliance. She also gained valuable industry experience following a year spent working in-house as sole counsel for a New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) listed fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) company and working as interim counsel for a pharmaceutical company and a satellite communication business.

Alexandra has managed and worked with teams across the globe, including the US, the EU, the Middle East and Asia. Her clients include international businesses, private companies and start-ups.

Alexandra is recommended and named as a ‘Leading Individual’ by Legal 500 [UK 2022] for her corporate and commercial work. Clients in the previous edition note that she ‘is pragmatic, energetic and a brilliant addition to the Birketts team’. Another adds ‘Alexandra Nelson offers superb client support. Alexandra Nelson and Emma Bysouth consistently deliver a high-quality service that exceeds client expectations and delivers solid results that have both enabled and protected the business’. This edition also notes that ‘Mark Henry, Alex Nelson and Emma Bysouth work well as a team. They are incredibly committed to getting deals done and always go the extra mile to ensure deals are concluded in a timely and efficient manner’.

Alex is ranked as ‘Up and Coming’ by Chambers [UK 2022]. Clients in this edition say “She has a good negotiating style and can manage the other side well – it definitely felt like she had our best interests at heart and she got us a good outcome”. Another adds “Alexandra is a great leader during the pressure of a deal and has a quiet, steely confidence – she’s one to have on your side”.

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Alexandra is a great leader during the pressure of a deal and has a quiet, steely confidence – she’s one to have on your side.

Chambers [UK 2022]