Stanimir Alexandrov


Sidley Austin LLP
1501 K Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20005
United States

Tel: +1.202.736.8115
Fax: +1 202 736 8711


Stanimir Alexandrov is co-leader of the firm’s International Arbitration group. Mr. Alexandrov focuses his practice in the areas of international dispute resolution, including investor-state arbitration and international commercial arbitration, and resolution of trade disputes before the World Trade Organization (WTO).

He has represented private parties and governments in arbitration before the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), as well as in ICC, UNCITRAL, and AAA international arbitrations. He has also represented governments in WTO disputes. Mr. Alexandrov has been appointed to the ICSID’s Panel of Arbitrators and serves as an arbitrator in cases under the arbitration rules of ICSID, the ICC, the London Court of International Arbitration and UNCITRAL. He has appeared as an expert witness in international arbitration on investment treaty interpretation. Mr. Alexandrov’s current and recent representations include global investors, such as Vivendi, Tate & Lyle, Fireman’s Fund Insurance Co., GE, Bechtel, Impregilo S.p.A., and Cargill, and of sovereigns including Bulgaria, Costa Rica, Peru, and Turkey.

Sidley’s International Arbitration group is a leader in assisting clients with complex, cross-border dispute resolution. Composed of members from each major office of the firm, our International Arbitration team can quickly and efficiently assemble experienced and knowledgeable teams to provide global service on arbitrations involving international business disputes. Of particular importance are Sidley’s international arbitration hubs in Washington, D.C., New York, Geneva, London and Hong Kong.

Sidley has a recognized practice in investment treaty arbitration, as well as in international commercial arbitration.

Our skilled team of international commercial arbitration lawyers represents clients in connection with all types of commercial disputes before a wide variety of international arbitral forums around the globe.

Sidley is also home to one of the most prominent practices in the high-profile field of international treaty – or “investor-state” – arbitration. Our lawyers represent governments and companies from every corner of the world in investor-state disputes before all the major international arbitral institutions.

Members of our team have unmatched knowledge and experience, often drawing from prior service in governments around the world. In addition to representing clients in investment treaty and commercial arbitrations, Sidley lawyers also regularly serve as arbitrators and mediators in high-profile disputes.

Our firm and the leaders of Sidley’s International Arbitration practice are consistently ranked as among the leading practitioners in international arbitration by the leading legal directories, including Chambers and Partners, The Legal 500, Global Arbitration Review and Benchmark.

Sidley provides a broad range of legal services to meet the needs of our diverse client base. The strategic establishment of our offices in the key corporate and financial centers of the world has enabled us to represent a broad range of clients that includes multinational and domestic corporations, banks, funds and financial institutions.

Sidley has a broad transactional practice. Major practice disciplines include corporate and securities, mergers and acquisitions, securitization, intellectual property, funds and other pooled investments, bankruptcy and corporate reorganization, bank and commercial lending, public finance, real estate, project finance, tax and employee benefits, as well as trusts and estates.

We offer clients extensive litigation experience in trial, appellate and arbitration matters spanning virtually every area of substantive law. Main practice areas include general and commercial litigation, regulatory and financial litigation, antitrust, white collar criminal defense, environmental, life sciences, patent and other intellectual property litigation, product liability and mass tort litigation, international commercial arbitration and dispute resolution, and international trade law.

Sidley’s regulatory practice in Washington, D.C., Brussels and elsewhere provides communications, energy, environmental, food, drug and device, healthcare, insurance, financial institutions and securities regulatory services to our clients in virtually every major industry, especially those industries that have been strictly regulated worldwide, such as the life sciences, energy, telecommunications and financial industries.

We are one of only a few U.S. law firms with a continuous presence in Asia for the past 30 years. During that time, we have earned a reputation among our clients and industry publications as a leading law firm in the Asia Pacific region.

“Stanimir Alexandrov has an excellent reputation for his “encyclopedic knowledge” of investor-state arbitrations and is at the forefront of the arbitration marketplace.”
Chambers & Partners, 2015