Alexa Romanelli | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice

Alexa Romanelli

Associate, London

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Alexa is an associate in the Firm's Dispute Resolution group in London. She focuses on commercial litigation and international arbitration. She has experience of arbitration under the ICC, LCIA and ICSID rules as well as experience of English and BVI High Court litigation and regulatory investigations.

Before joining the Dispute Resolution group, Alexa also gained experience in various asset financings as well as corporate and financial restructurings.

Bars and Courts

  • England and Wales


  • LPC, BPP, University Law School
  • BA Jurisprudence with Senior Status, University of Oxford
  • BA Joint Honours in International Development and Middle East Studies, McGill University


  • English
  • French
  • Italian


Acting as secretary to the sole arbitrator in a contractual dispute filed at the London Court of International Arbitration.

Advising OJSC International Bank of Azerbaijan, the largest commercial bank in Azerbaijan, on its application for a continuation of its English moratorium in connection with the restructuring of approximately US$3.4 billion of its financial indebtedness (Gunel Bakhshiyeva (in her capacity as the foreign representative of the OJSC International Bank of Azerbaijan) v. Sberbank of Russia & Ors. A2/2018/0084).

Representing the owner of a controlling stake in Turkey's leading mobile phone operator in LCIA arbitration proceedings, concerning a damages claim relating to the disputed ownership of a US$1.5 billion stake in the operator.

Represented a group of individual defendants to a conspiracy claim in the in the High Court of the British Virgin Islands.

Acted for an international investment bank in regulatory enforcement proceedings concerning the adequacy of AML systems and controls. White & Case acted as global coordinating counsel in respect of  investigations by the Financial Conduct Authority (UK), the New York Department of Financial Services, the Department of Justice, the New York Federal Reserve (in the US), BaFin (in Germany) and the European Central Bank.

Advised the investors in an ICSID claim against Argentina concerning the nationalisation of the country's private pension system (MetLife, Inc., & Others v. Argentine Republic, ICSID Case No. ARB/17/17).

Advised an ad hoc group of secured creditors to a major pharmaceuticals business with regard to contingency planning and a potential restructuring of the company's balance sheet.