Alexander Janes

Partner
Energy and Infrastructure

Alexander Janes' practice focuses on cross-border project financing with an emphasis on project and trade finance. Alexander regularly represents lenders, multi-lateral lenders and borrowers on transactions in the emerging markets, and, in particular, Russia and Africa. He has extensive experience in the infrastructure and energy sectors (particularly oil, gas and renewables).

Alexander has been recognised in Legal 500 in the categories of infrastructure, power and most recently as a leading practitioner in emerging markets. He is ideally placed to advise on transactions involving multi-lateral lenders having served a secondment to the Office of the General Counsel of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.

Alexander Janes
  • Advising the African Development Bank, Standard Bank Plc and a syndicate of local Nigerian lenders, including United Bank for Africa, First Bank of Nigeria and Zenith Bank, as the senior lenders on the US$450 million Lekki Toll Road project. This scheme is the first project financed real toll road project in sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Advising Wartsila NSD Power Development and the project company in relation to a long-term power sale agreement with The Kenyan Power and Light Company in respect of a 74MW diesel power generation project in Mombassa, Kenya and the subsequent financing by IFC, the Commonwealth Development Corporation and DEG.
  • Advising BNP Paribas and Korea Development Bank on a US$150 million term loan facility financing for the construction and installation of a lube base oil plant in Sumatra Island, Indonesia.
  • Advising the agent and arrangers on a debut five-year US$220 million term loan facility to the UralChem Group, the world’s second largest ammonium nitrate producer and Russia’s second largest nitrogen fertilizer producer. The loan was provided via a club of relationship banks and structured as a classic pre-export finance facility backed by deliveries of export-grade fertilizers and other export-grade commodities.
  • Advising EBRD on a loan and equity investment to Pechora Energy LLC. The loan covered the operating and capital expenditures of Pechora Energy LLC for the development and production of the Luzskoye oil and gas fields in the Timan-Pechora basin of the Komi Republic (Russian Federation).
  • Advising China Development Bank on a series of financing transactions for the construction and operation of photovoltaic plants in Romania, Bulgaria and Italy.

  • Advising Stalexport Autostrada Malpolska SA on the financing and refinancing of the concession for the A4 Krakow to Katowice motorway in Poland.


Speeches
  • "Benchmarks in Nigerian Project and Infrastructure Finance," Project Finance Magazine Conference
Select Publications
  • Author, “Use of Capital Markets in Project Finance in Central and Eastern Europe,” Project Finance Magazine
  • Author, “Meaning of ‘Demand’ Under English Law,” International Law Review
  • Co-author "Africa: Map out the terrain," Legal Week
Admitted In
  • England and Wales

Education
  • LL.B., Law, Queen Mary, University of London, School of Law, 1984
Honors
  • Featured in Legal 500 2012 as a leading practitioner in Emerging Markets
Memberships
  • Law Society of England and Wales
  • Royal Institute of International Affairs
  • City of London Club

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