Alex is an associate in the Project Development and Finance practice in London. Alex acts for sponsors, lenders and governments on a range of financing and project development matters across the natural resources, energy, power and infrastructure sectors.
Alex joined the Firm as a trainee in 2016 and qualified in 2018, after having spent 6 months on secondment to the Firm's Stockholm office.
Representation of the incoming and exiting financiers (including commercial lenders, Islamic financiers and export credit agencies) in connection with the US$1.3bn refinancing of the Riyadh PP11 1,730 MW gas-fired IPP in Saudi Arabia. The Riyadh PP11 refinancing was awarded "MENA Refinance Deal of the Year 2021" by IJGlobal.
Azerbaijan's first foreign-investment based IPPs and first major renewable energy projects
Representation of the Ministry of Energy of Azerbaijan in connection with a 240 MW wind power project that will be located in the Absheron and Khizi regions, Azerbaijan, and a 230 MW solar PV power project that will be located in the Absheron and Qaradagh regions, Azerbaijan. The projects are Azerbaijan's first foreign-investment based IPPs and first major renewable energy projects.
Expansion financing of the CBG bauxite project in the Republic of Guinea
Representation of the lenders (Natixis, BNPP, SocGen, Credit Agricole, ING, IFC and OPIC) to Compagnie des Bauxites de Guinee (CBG) on the expansion financing of the CBG bauxite project in the Republic of Guinea.
Financial restructuring of Petra Diamonds
Representation of the ad hoc group of bondholders in respect of the US$650 million 7.25% senior secured second lien notes in the financial restructuring of the London-listed diamond mining group, Petra Diamonds.
Saudi Arabia's first independent sewage treatment plant
Representation of Saudi Water Partnership Company on Saudi Arabia's first independent sewage treatment plant (ISTP).
European power interconnector
Representation of the project company in respect of the project development, regulatory issues and proposed financing of a power interconnector between two European countries.