An experienced corporate, and mergers and acquisitions lawyer, Alan leads teams from multiple practices in complex international deals.
Clients benefit from his extensive track record in international and domestic mergers and acquisitions, disposals, joint ventures, reorganisations and restructurings. His knowledge and experience spans a broad range of business sectors, including energy, oil and gas, infrastructure, mining and financial institutions.
Alan's client list is varied and includes public and private corporations, governments and banks, such as Saudi Aramco, MOL, PetroSaudi International, Rosneft, Nordea, Goldman Sachs, Credit Suisse, Camargo Corrêa and Queiroz Galvão. Notable recent matters include Alan's team-leading role in Saudi Aramco's US$1.3 billion Vela-Bahri merger, which created one of the world's largest shipping companies.
Alan represented International Finance Corporation (IFC), together with other consortium members IFHA-II Cooperatief U.A. (IFHA-II), Swiss Re and CIEL Healthcare Africa Limited (CHL), on an investment in Hygeia Nigeria Limited, Nigeria's leading private healthcare company.
Alan represented Wintershall on a major asset swap with Gazprom. As part of the deal Wintershall, agreed to exit certain gas trading and storage activities and further expand its production of oil and gas by acquiring a participation in a natural gas and condensate fields in Western Siberia. In return, Gazprom took a significant step in increasing its industrial presence in Western Europe by acquiring Wintershall’s share of a jointly operated natural gas trading and storage business and a 50 percent share in activities of Wintershall Noordzee, active in the exploration and production of oil and gas in the UK North Sea.
Alan led the international team of lawyers that advised the Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco) on the complex, US$1.3 billion Vela-Bahri merger of the fleet and operations of its wholly owned subsidiary, Vela International Marine Ltd, with the National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia (Bahri). The integration of the shipping businesses of Vela within the corporate structure of Bahri created one of the world's largest shipping companies.
Alan represented International Finance Corporation (IFC) on its acquisition of a 2.65 percent stake in Borsa Istanbul-listed Soda Sanayii A.Ş. Soda Sanayii, an affiliate of Turkey-based global glass and chemical producer Şişecam Group, which is among the world's ten largest soda producers with facilities in Turkey, Bulgaria, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Italy.
Alan represented Camargo Corrêa and Queiroz Galvão in connection with the sale to a Japanese consortium of an equity stake in Estaleiro Atlȃntico Sul SA, the largest shipyard in the shipbuilding and offshore industry in Brazil.
Alan represented Petro-Saudi Ltd Inc. on the sale of its equity stakes in Andes Energia Plc, a Latin American oil and gas company listed on AIM.
GDF Suez Energy International sought Alan's counsel on the divestment of its 33.3 per cent equity interest in T-Power NV, the Belgium-based power generation company, to Itochu Corporation.
Alan represented Natixis SA and Captiva Capital Management S.a.r.l. in connection with the sale of 65% of the share capital of Natixis Capital Partners Limited to Captiva International Partners LLP by way of a management buy-out, including advising on related fund and security agreements.
Alan represented Entero BV in the acquisition of the business, assets and workforce of Powerfuel Mining Limited and Powerfuel PLC from KPMG as joint administrators.
Alan advised PetroSaudi International and its subsidiaries on the purchase of the drillship Neptune Discoverer from the Neptune group of companies, and on the related assignment to PetroSaudi of a drilling contract with Petróleos de Venezuela SA.
Alan represented En+, the Russia-based metals, mining and energy group, on its US$1 billion consensual financial restructuring.
In a deal worth €100 million, Alan led the team that advised Nordea, the leading financial services group in the Nordic and Baltic Sea Region, on its agreement to acquire the remaining 17.7 percent in Russian bank JSB Orgresbank from the two management shareholders and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. This transaction highlighted Alan's experience in advising on M&A transactions and capitalizations in the Russian banking sector.
Alan led the team who advised Nordea in relation to the sale of its institutional global custody business to JPMorgan, following a controlled auction process.
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Member of the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN)