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Alexa Romanelli is an English-qualified Associate in the London office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, practicing in the firm’s Dispute Resolution Group. She is a member of the firm’s International Arbitration, Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG), Litigation, and Enforcement of Judgments and Arbitral Awards practice groups.
Alexa regularly represents clients in their complex and multi-jurisdictional disputes. She also regularly advises clients on matters of public international law, and on sustainability and business & human rights matters such as emerging ESG legislation and regulatory requirements, human rights and policy training, and ESG related disputes.
Alexa has acted in complex disputes before international tribunals, both ad hoc and under the rules of major arbitral institutions (including ICSID, UNITRAL, ICC, LCIA and SCC), and before the English and BVI courts. She has also acted on multiple campaigns for the enforcement of ultra-high-value arbitral awards across jurisdictions, against sovereign and private entities. Alexa has acted for a broad range of clients including international oil companies, multinational corporations, banks, investment firms and sovereign governments.
Recent representations include:
In addition to her client work, Alexa is a member of the London office’s pro bono committee. She is currently working with APPEAL in investigating the conviction of a teenage girl, with significant history of trauma and abuse, for joint enterprise murder. She represented JUSTICE as third party intervener in a Supreme Court case regarding compensation for victims of miscarriages of justice (R (on the application of Nealon) (Appellant) v Secretary of State for Justice (Respondent)  UKSC 2), as well as in the related European Court of Human Rights proceedings. She also coordinates Gibson Dunn’s involvement with the Domestic Abuse Response Alliance, regularly advises clients on potential claims before the European Court of Human Rights, and assists clients in relation to humanitarian parole and asylum applications.
Prior to joining Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, Alexa trained and practiced as a solicitor in the dispute resolution team at White & Case’s London offices. She was admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales in September 2017.
Alexa earned her BA Jurisprudence from the University of Oxford in 2014. She also holds a BA (Joint Honours) in International Development and Middle East Studies from McGill University.
She is professionally fluent in English and French. She also speaks Italian and Arabic.
*Some of these representations occurred prior to Alexa’s association with Gibson Dunn.
BPP Law School - 2015 Legal Practice Course
University of Oxford - 2014 Bachelor of Arts
McGill University - 2011 Bachelor of Arts
England & Wales - Solicitor