Alexander Woody

Partner, Tokyo

Biography

“Alexander is experienced in the LNG industry and we would say that, in many ways, we chose White & Case because of him.”
Chambers Asia-Pacific 2021

Overview

Alexander Woody concentrates on energy project development and financing and has extensive experience advising clients on energy project investments and joint ventures, LNG sale and purchase agreements, transportation arrangements and vessel financing.

He works across a wide variety of areas in the energy sector, delivering value and guidance to achieve the best possible outcomes for clients as they adopt and implement energy transition strategies for the future.

Alexander is able to offer clients the benefit of his substantial M&A experience – helping both Japanese and international clients to successfully navigate complex cross-border transactions. Utilizing his background in litigation, he also works closely with our arbitration team to deliver solutions to clients when disagreements arise.

Alexander is recognized as a leading lawyer by legal directories such as Chambers Asia-Pacific and The Legal 500 Asia-Pacific.

He is a member of the Daini Tokyo Bar Association.

Bars and Courts
Hawaii State Bar
Texas State Bar
Registered Foreign Attorney in Japan (Gaikokuho Jimu Bengoshi)
Education
JD
Harvard Law School
BA
University of Oklahoma
Languages
English
Japanese

Experience

LNG offtake and transportation:

Tolling arrangements and LNG sale and purchase agreements
Representation of clients with respect to tolling arrangements for LNG processing, storage and loading services at terminals in North America, Asia and Australia. Representation of clients regarding LNG sale and purchase agreements for long-term supply of LNG from the Ichthys, Gorgon, North West Shelf and Pluto LNG projects in Australia; coal seam gas to LNG projects in Queensland, Australia; the PNG LNG project in Papua New Guinea; and other LNG projects located in the Middle East, Indonesia and Malaysia; as well as for portfolio supplies and short-term spot supplies.

Price reviews
Representation of clients with respect to price reviews (periodic and price-out-of range) under LNG sale and purchase agreements.

LNG Transportation
Advise regarding project financing of LNG vessels, time charters, contracts of affreightment and related agreements.

Energy and Power Project Investments and Joint Ventures:
Representation of clients with respect to equity investments, joint venture arrangements, and other contractual agreements for the Wheatstone LNG project, Pluto LNG project, Gorgon LNG project and other oil and gas, power and renewables projects in North America, Australia, Asia and the Middle East.

Awards and Recognition

Leading Lawyer: Projects & Energy: International—Japan, Chambers Global 2022 and Chambers Asia-Pacific 2022

Leading Individual: Gaiben: Projects and Energy: International Firms and Joint Ventures—Japan, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2022