Alex Schaafsma


[Alex is] "commercial and client-focused".

Chambers [UK 2020]


Alex was admitted as a Solicitor in March 2004 and  joined Birketts in 2017. She is a Partner and Finance Lawyer in our Corporate Team and is Head of our Real Estate Finance Team.

Prior to joining Birketts, Alex trained at a London-based global law firm, after which she worked for many years as an English qualified solicitor in the Netherlands, concentrating predominantly on leverage finance, acquisition finance and conventional lending.

Since returning to London in 2011 Alex has specialised in real estate finance and further developed her experience in conventional lending, Islamic financing and funds lending. Alex has experience acting for both lenders and borrowers in a wide range of financing transactions.

Alex is based in our Cambridge office.

Other Information

Alex is named as an 'Associate to Watch' by Chambers [UK 2020]. This edition notes that she is "very "commercial and client-focused". 

Alex is recommended and named as a 'Rising Star' by Legal 500 [UK 2020]. In the previous edition clients note that her strengths are her "speed of response, articulation of the impact of proposed changes, and her open, pragmatic and commercial approach". 

Legal 500 UK 2020 Rising Star          Legal 500 UK 2020 Recommended Lawyer

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