Alec Johnson

Partner, Abu Dhabi


“Alec Johnson is a superb lawyer. Really knows his stuff, while giving the impression of always being available and on hand to address urgent issues”. (Legal 500, 2021)

“Riyadh-based Alec Johnson and Ivan Paskal are also key names to note”. (Projects & Energy, Saudi Arabia Legal 500, 2021)


Alec Johnson is a partner in our Project Development and Finance group.

Alec advises state-owned companies, sponsors, lenders and procurers on complex, multijurisdictional projects across a variety of sectors.

Bars and Courts
New York State Bar
Emory University School of Law
Georgetown University


Representation of Saudi Aramco in connection with the financing of all of its recent and ongoing build, own, operate and transfer (BOOT) projects across the power, water and infrastructure sectors, including most recently the Tanajib Cogeneration and Desalination Plant (recognised as "MENA Power Deal of the Year" by IJGlobal 2021), the Jafurah Cogeneration Plant, the industrial wastewater treatment facilities at Ras Tanura Refinery and a number of residential facilities across the Kingdom.

Representation of the Saudi Civil Aviation Holding Company (MATARAT Holding) in relation to corporatization and asset transfer for Jeddah Airport.

Representation of the lenders to El Seif in their bid to undertake wave 1 of the Saudi schools PPP.

Representation of DP World on the renewal of a concession to rebuild, operate and transfer of Jeddah South Container Terminal in Jeddah Islamic Port. This 30-year concession is the first port project to be implemented under the new PSP framework in the Kingdom.

Representation of the Saudi Arabian Mining Company (Ma'aden) in connection with the restructuring of its subsidiary, Ma'aden Rolling Company (MRC). The transaction was recognised as "MENA Refinancing Deal of the Year" by IJGlobal 2019.

Representation of Ma'aden Wa'ad Al Shamal Phosphate Company (MWSPC), a subsidiary of Saudi Arabian Mining Company (Ma'aden), in connection with its US$2.3 billion refinancing.

Representation of the Mandated Lead Arrangers in connection with the SAR 2.15 billion Islamic project financing for the construction of a new petrochemicals complex in Yanbu, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. This deal was recognized as "MENA Petrochemicals Deal of the Year" by IJGlobal 2018.

Representation of the sponsors on the project financing of the Nacala railway and port project in Mozambique and Malawi. This deal was recognised as "Africa Transport Deal of the Year" by IJGlobal 2017 and "Middle East and Africa Logistics Deal of the Year" by Project Finance International 2017.