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Dr Alexander Ressos, TEP

Managing Partner
Registered Foreign Lawyer (Singapore)
Solicitor (England & Wales)
Solicitor (Hong Kong)

Dr Alexander Ressos is the managing partner of Ressos Legal Pte. Ltd. An international corporate and tax lawyer practising in both Singapore and Hong Kong, Dr Ressos has extensive experience in advising ICO clients from the U.S., South Korea, Thailand, Japan, China, Russia, Europe, and Latin America.

His diverse, global client base includes growth-stage tech companies, startups, founders and investors, but also listed corporations and medium-sized companies, family-owned businesses and wealthy families, financial institutions, asset managers and family offices. Dr Alexander Ressos has also advised government authorities on legislative projects in the area of financial market regulation.

Dr Ressos has been living in Asia since 2006, is a resident of both Singapore and Hong Kong, and has a deep understanding of the legal and business environment, local customs and cultural sensitivities of the region. He combines legal excellence with a pragmatic, commercial approach and a deep understanding of blockchain technology. Alexander is a frequent speaker at the leading blockchain and crypto conferences globally.

Prior to founding Ressos, Dr Alexander Ressos worked for Clifford Chance and other firms in Frankfurt, Dubai, Jersey and Singapore. He studied in Bonn, Lausanne, Cologne, London and Paris, and holds a Ph.D. in capital markets and insurance law.

Qualifications
  • Registered Foreign Lawyer (Singapore)
  • Solicitor (England & Wales)
  • Solicitor (Hong Kong)
  • Registered Trust and Estate Practitioner (STEP)
Practice Areas
  • Initial Coin Offering (ICO) in Singapore and Hong Kong
  • International Securities Regulation
  • Venture Capital/Private Equity and Funds
  • Corporate Practice
  • International Taxation
Background
  • Corporate/M&A lawyer at Clifford Chance and other firms, partner at an international firm in Singapore
  • Solicitor of the High Court of Hong Kong, 2017
  • Registered Foreign Lawyer (Singapore), 2009
  • Bar-Accredited Tax Specialist (Germany), 2006
  • Solicitor (England and Wales), 2004
  • Attorney-at-law (Rechtsanwalt), 2002
  • Ph.D. in capital markets and insurance law, Universitity of Cologne/Germany, 2003
  • Legal education in Bonn, Cologne, Lausanne, Paris, London
Languages
  • English
  • German
Memberships
  • Law Society of Hong Kong
  • Law Society of England & Wales
  • Law Society of Singapore (Associate Member, Member of the Anti-Money Laundering Committee 2017, 2018)
  • Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) (Full Member)
  • Bar Association of Frankfurt am Main
  • International Bar Association (IBA)
  • International Tax Planning Association (ITPA)
  • Singapore Academy of Law (Associate Member)
  • Rotary Club of Singapore