Paul Alexander | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice
Paul Alexander
Paul Alexander

Paul Alexander

Local Partner, Milan

Overview

Paul Alexander is a leading lawyer in the Italian market with significant experience in debt and equity capital markets transactions. Trained in London and qualified under English law, Paul has been based in Milan for a number of years, and his extensive track record representing underwriters and companies in capital markets deals in Italy has given him a deep understanding of the complex issues related to the domestic market.

SECURITIES TRANSACTIONS

Paul has 15 years of experience advising on high profile debt, equity and equity-linked transactions. Paul's practice covers standalone bond issues for investment grade and sub-investment grade issuers, MTN programmes, issues of hybrid securities, liability management exercises, convertible and exchangeable bonds and initial public offerings.

CLIENTS

Paul regularly works with investment banks and corporates.

His investment banks clients include: Banca IMI, Barclays, BNP Paribas, BofA Merrill Lynch, Citi, JP Morgan, Mediobanca, Morgan Stanley and UniCredit.

His corporate clients include:  Acea, Aeroporti di Roma, Atlantia, Autostrade per l’Italia, Banca Farmafactoring, Eni, Estra, SIAS, Kedrion, Kiko and Snam.

Bars and Courts

  • England and Wales

Education

  • Postgraduate Diploma of Law and Legal Practice Course, College of Law, Bloomsbury, London, United Kingdom
  • MA (Hons), English, Cambridge University, United Kingdom

Languages

  • English
  • Italian

Experience

Autostrade per l’Italia's €500 million tender offer, 2016

Paul advised Autostrade per l’Italia S.p.A., as offeror, in connection with the partial repurchase of Atlantia S.p.A.’s notes by means of a cash tender offer with a maximum aggregate principal amount of €500 million.

Estra's €80 million Euro private placement, 2016

Paul advised Estra S.p.A. in connection with the English and Italian law aspects of its Euro private placement of €80 million, 2.45% notes due 2023.

Atlantia's €3 billion Euro Medium Term Note Programme, 2016

Paul advised Atlantia S.p.A. in connection with the establishment of its €3 billion Euro Medium Term Note Programme.

Acea's €350 million tender offer, 2016

Paul advised Acea S.p.A. in connection with the repurchase of approximately €350 million of its existing Notes by means of a cash tender offer.

Snam's €1.25 billion Eurobond, 2016

Paul advised BNP Paribas, as arranger, and the other dealers in connection with the issuance of €1.25 billion fixed rate Notes due 2026 issued under Snam's €10 billion Euro Medium Term Note Programme.

Snam's €8 billion consent solicitation, 2016

Paul advised Snam S.p.A. in connection with a consent solicitation of approximately €8 billion of Notes issued by Snam S.p.A.

Banca Farmafactoring’s €150 million private placement, 2016

Paul advised Banca Farmafactoring S.p.A. in connection with the private placement to qualified investors outside the United States of its €150 million 1.25% Notes due 2021.

Eni's €400 million equity-linked bond, 2016

Paul advised Eni S.p.A. in connection with the issue of €400 million non-dilutive equity-linked bond.

Alitalia’s €375 million private placement, 2015

Paul advised Morgan Stanley, as sole underwriter, in connection with Alitalia private placement of €375 million 5.250% senior unsecured Notes due 2020.

Autostrada Brescia Verona Vicenza Padova's €600 million Project Bond, 2015

Paul advised Banca IMI S.p.A., UniCredit Bank AG and Morgan Stanley & Co. International plc, as Joint Lead Managers, on the issuance by Autostrada Brescia Verona Vicenza Padova S.p.A. of €600 million 2.375% Senior Secured Notes due 2020.

Telecom Italia's €2 billion convertible bond, 2015

Paul advised BNP Paribas and J.P. Morgan, as Joint Global Coordinators and Joint Bookrunners, on the placement of €2 billion 1.125% Unsecured Equity-Linked bonds due 2022 issued by Telecom Italia S.p.A.

Awards & Recognition

Capital Markets: Debt

Highly Regarded– Italy – IFLR1000 2018

Capital Markets: Equity

Highly Regarded– Italy – IFLR1000 2018

Capital Markets: High yield

Highly Regarded– Italy – IFLR1000 2018

Paul was also named as a leading individual in the Italian market and as a leading international lawyer by TopLegal.