Alexandra Bochnakova


France + 33 6 16 57 04 62 / United States +1 (702) 886-0322

Alexandra Bochnakova is the Founding and Managing Partner of SELAS BOCHNAKOVA, a boutique law firm focused on international business transactions and cross-border matters. She has over 14 years of transactional and litigation experience. She is assisting international companies and individuals with their investments, operations and market assessment in France, and French companies dealing with foreign partners. Ms. Bochnakova advises small and middle-sized companies on the negotiation and contracting process of business transactions, and in structuring their business. She has practiced in the areas of sale of goods, services, procurement, transportation and aviation. As a litigator, she has particularly focused on civil and commercial litigation. She has extensive experience in advising individuals in complex private international law issues, such as International Estate Planning, choice of law, Successions, and Family Law. In addition, she is trained in International Arbitration and Alternative Dispute resolution.

In parallel to her law practice, Ms. Bochnakova teaches at the Université de Toulouse 1 Capitole, at the ESICAD Business School, at the Toulouse Chamber of Commerce, and at the School for Lawyers the following courses: International Law, European Law, E-commerce, Civil and Common Law, International Criminal Law, Comparing Civil and Common Law Legal Systems, American Business Law, American Culture and Business Behavior, Commercial Regulations, and Legal English.

She holds an LL.M in International Business and Economic Law from Georgetown University (USA), a PhD in Comparative Law and a Master in Business Law from the Université de Toulouse 1, Capitole (France). She also has a Certificate in International Arbitration and Dispute Resolution from Georgetown University Law Center.

Ms. Bochnakova is member of the Bar at the High Court of Toulouse, France and is in process of registering at the District of Columbia Bar, USA.

She serves as member of the Board of Governors of the Washington Foreign Law Society and is also currently the Co-Chair of Programs.  She is member of the American Bar Association, International Law Section and Forum of Air and Space Law, American Society of International Law, French-American Chamber of Commerce D.C. Chapter and the International Commission of Toulouse Bar.

Ms. Bochnakova speaks Bulgarian, English, French, Russian and Spanish.


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