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Alec Johnson is an associate in the Energy, Infrastructure, Project Finance and Asset Finance group in London. His practice focuses on international corporate and financing transactions, with an emphasis on project and asset-based financing and related capital market transactions in the oil and gas, petrochemical, power, renewable energy and aviation sectors. Mr. Johnson has represented various clients based in the United States, Asia, Europe and the Arab Gulf States on transactions worldwide.
Prior to joining White & Case LLP, Mr. Johnson spent a number of years in West, East and Southern Africa working primarily for a news media company.
Ongoing representation of Natixis, BNP Paribas, Société Générale, Crédit Agricole, IFC, OPIC and other lenders in connection with the expansion financing of the Compagnie des Bauxites de Guinée bauxite mining operations in Guinea.
Representation of Freeport LNG with respect to over US$14 billion of third party cash equity, mezzanine debt, and senior secured debt financings for the first three liquefaction trains of the Freeport LNG multi-train natural gas liquefaction facility at Quintana Island in Texas. The individual liquefaction trains comprising the facility are separately owned and financed by wholly and partially-owned subsidiaries of Freeport LNG. The four transactions comprising the third party equity and senior secured debt financing of the first two liquefaction trains were the largest fully non-recourse project financing in history and were collectively named "2014 Global Deal of the Year" by IJGlobal, "2014 Americas Deal of the Year" by Project Finance International magazine and one of the "2014 Americas Deals of the Year" by Trade Finance magazine. The mezzanine and senior secured debt financings of the third liquefaction train subsequently closed in April 2015 and, together with the financings of first two trains, were named "Global Finance Deal of the Year: Project Finance" by The American Lawyer.
Representation of the Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco) in connection with the expansion of the US$9.9 billion refinery, ethane cracker, petrochemical complex and associated conversion industrial park at Rabigh on Saudi Arabia’s Red Sea coast which is being developed by a joint venture between Saudi Aramco and Sumitomo.
Representation of SMBC, MUFG and Mizuho Bank, as mandated lead arrangers and lenders in the refinancing of a 440 MW rated gas-fired combined cycle power plant, located inside The Dow Chemical Company's Oyster Creek chemical complex in Freeport, Texas.
Representation of Dynegy Inc. in its US$2.8 billion acquisition of ownership interests in certain Midwest generation assets from Duke Energy Corp. The sale, which included 11 Duke natural gas, coal and oil power plants in Ohio, Pennsylvania and Illinois, as well as its retail sales business, was part of a US$6.25 billion acquisition of power plants from Duke Energy Corp and private equity firm Energy Capital Partners.
Representation of Ciner Group, a Turkish conglomerate involved in the energy, mining, shipping and media industries, in its acquisition of OCI Chemical Corporation from OCI Enterprises Inc., a subsidiary of OCI Company Ltd., a Korean publicly listed company (KRX: OCI).