Has been working as a lawyer in the Netherlands as of 2002, and before that in Switzerland (1995-1999). Specialises in arbitration law and private international law. Advises and represents international corporations.
Alexandra has a strong focus on arbitration law. She has broad experience in representing clients in arbitration proceedings in the Netherlands and abroad. She also regularly acts as ICC and NAI arbitrator. From time to time, she provides second opinions about Dutch arbitration law, and she issued an expert opinion for the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court.
The international character of most litigation and arbitration proceedings touches upon Alexandra’s other focus: private international law. Alexandra teaches private international law at the University of Amsterdam (Universiteit van Amsterdam), and many of her cases evolve around questions of private international law.
Alexandra’s clients vary from private individuals to multinationals. She advices often on commercial contracts. Alexandra has a lot of experience in representing clients in the construction and engineering industry, as well as the retail industry.
Education and experience
Alexandra read law at the University of Fribourg (Switzerland), where she obtained a bilingual (French-German) Swiss law degree magna cum laude in 1995. She trained as a lawyer in Geneva before joining Schellenberg Wittmer's litigation and arbitration department in Zürich as an associate. In that period, she also worked as legal secretary for the Claims Resolution Tribunal for Dormant Accounts in Switzerland.
Alexandra obtained her Dutch law degree at the University of Amsterdam in 2002. During this period, she also worked as a legal officer at the Permanent Bureau of The Hague Conference on Private International Law.
In 2002, Alexandra Schluep joined the international litigation and arbitration group of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP and was admitted to the Amsterdam Bar. In 2010, she became a partner with SSHJ Advocaten.
Alexandra is Swiss. Besides Dutch law, she holds a degree in Swiss law. She works in English, Dutch, French, and German.
Alexandra lectures private international law at the University of Amsterdam. She regularly publishes on Dutch arbitration law.
Alexandra is a member of several professional associations, among which the Royal Dutch Association for International Law (KNVIR), the Dutch Association for Procedural Law (NVvP), the Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA) and the German Institution of Arbitration (DIS).
Alexandra has been the Swiss Honorary Consul in Amsterdam since 2011.