Alec Johnson | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice

Alec Johnson

Associate, Riyadh

T +966 11 499 3652

E alec.johnson@whitecase.com

Overview

Alec is a White & Case associate seconded to the Law Firm of AlSalloum and AlToaimi, with which White & Case practices in association.

Alec is an associate in the Energy, Infrastructure, Project Finance and Asset Finance group. He advises sponsors, lenders and procurers on complex, multi-jurisdictional projects across a variety of sectors. Alec's most recent experience includes advising on a railway and port project in Mozambique and Malawi, a petrochemical project in Saudi Arabia and a bauxite mine expansion in the Republic of Guinea.

Before moving to Saudi Arabia, Alec worked in our London and New York offices.

Bars and Courts

  • New York State Bar

Education

  • JD, Emory University School of Law
  • BSFS, Georgetown University

Languages

  • English
  • French

Experience

Ongoing representation of the sponsors on the project financing of the Nacala railway and port project in Mozambique and Malawi.

Representation of the Compagnie des Bauxites de Guinee (CBG) lenders (Natixis, BNPP, SocGen, Credit Agricole, ING, IFC and OPIC) on the approximately US$700 million expansion financing of the CBG bauxite project in the Republic of Guinea, one of the largest Africa mining financings in 2016. The transaction involves a large UFK-covered tranche. This deal won "2016 African Mining Deal of the Year" by IJGlobal.

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 Saudi Aramco in connection with various matters relating to certain of its joint ventures in Saudi Arabia and the United States.

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.