Alexandra Zhu specialises in commercial litigation and international commercial arbitration.
Alexandra has experience advising in a broad range of disputes including in energy, resources and infrastructure, technology, media and telecommunications, consumer goods and retail, contentious regulatory actions, financial crime and investigations, corporate governance and employment.
Alexandra also co-leads the pro bono practice in Australia, and leads the REACH (Race Equality and Celebrating Heritage) Network in Australia.
- Representing a senior executive of a fast-moving consumer goods company in court proceedings by their former employer in relation to alleged breaches of covenants and seeking the clawback of bonus entitlements.
- Representing the independent Directors of Australia's largest bank in relation to an investigation commenced by Australian Securities and Investments Commission regarding suspected contraventions of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth), arising from breaches of the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Act 2006 (Cth).
- Representing instrumentalities of a South-East Asian State in a Singapore-seated, USD 1 billion dispute concerning the award of a national energy concession. The dispute involves issues of public importance that directly affect the interests of the citizens of the State relating to the future management of the national power transmission system, the national telecommunications plan and the restriction of foreign control of national assets.
- Representing an Asian private equity firm in respect of the sale of shares in a cable television and broadband operator for US$1.68 billion and alleged breaches of warranties arising from that disposal.
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Career and qualifications
- University of Western Australia (BCom LLB) 2016
- Admitted as a Lawyer in Australia 2016
- Associate at Bennett + Co 2016
- Joined Clifford Chance 2019
Awards and citations
- Winner "Dispute Resolution & Litigation" at the 2021 Lawyers Weekly 30 under 30 Awards