Alexandra Gordin

Alexandra (Ali) Gordin



Alexandra trained at ‘Magic Circle’ law firm Linklaters LLP before joining Ignition in August 2018. She is an associate in the corporate team who assists clients on a variety of matters ranging from capital fund raises (equity or debt), M&A, corporate restructurings to commercial transactions and is also experienced in general company secretarial matters. 


Recent relevant experience includes:

  • Assisting with corporate reorganisations and due diligence for large mergers & acquisitions.
  • Advising numerous start-ups on their early stage needs, from shareholders’ agreements to seed and pre-seed fundraisings.
  • Assisting with the sale of a talent management business, which involved drafting and negotiating the key documents, being the share purchase agreement, the shareholders’ agreement, the articles of association, the reverse vesting agreement, (amongst other things).

Fine Print

Key Practices

Corporate & Commercial Law. I make transactions happen. I help companies untangle the law.


The City Law School, City University London (LLM & LLB (Hons)), McGill University (B.Ed Hons Kinesiology), University of Law (LPC)


Linklaters, Start-Ed Commercial Law Clinic.

Volunteer & Charities

UNDP, City University alumni mentor, PIEL UK (Public Interest Environmental Law), UKLGIG (assisting asylum applications for LGBTs), 10 x 10 Philanthropy, Crisis at Christmas, One to One Children’s Fund.

Previous Career

Ski & Snowboard instructor and outdoor adventure guide in the Canadian wilderness.


Child soldiers and orphan refugees.

Other interests

Skiing (I’m Canadian, after all), Surfing, Hiking, Cycling, Tottenham Hotspur, Muskoka lakes, French wine.

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