Alex advises clients on cross-border project financings with an emphasis on project and trade finance.

Alex represents lenders, multi-lateral lenders, development finance institutions and borrowers doing business in emerging markets, particularly Sub-Saharan Africa.

With over 20 years' experience, Alex provides clear, commercial advice on complex issues to clients operating in the power and infrastructure sectors.

He has extensive experience in the infrastructure and energy sectors (particularly oil, gas and renewables).

Alex 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.

    • Acting for L'Agence Malagasy de Développement économique et de Promotion in relation to the development of a 1,000 MW coal fired power plant with associated transmission and distribution infrastructure in Madagascar in conjunction with JIRAMA the state owned utility.
    • Representing Enel Green Power S.p.A. with regard to legal and corporate matters regarding the target company, Africa Geothermal International (Kenya) Limited.
    • Advising Mitsubishi and KEPCO in relation to their bid on the Olkaria VI 150 MW geothermal power project in Kenya.
    • Representing Exim Bank of Korea and international banks in the financing of the development of a 200 MW captive power plant for the integrated steel mill developed by POSCO and Krakatau Steel in Cilegon, Indonesia.
    • Advising a purchaser in relation to the acquisition of power assets in Cameroon (transmission and distribution facilities and two power plants).
    • Advised 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 $450 million Lekki Toll Road project. This scheme was the first project financed real toll road project in Sub-Saharan Africa.
    • Advised 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.
    • Advised BNP Paribas and Korea Development Bank on a $150 million term loan facility financing for the construction and installation of a lube base oil plant in Sumatra Island, Indonesia.
    • Advised the agent and arrangers on a five-year $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.
    • Advised European Bank for Reconstruction and Development 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).
    • Advised China Development Bank on a series of financing transactions for the construction and operation of photovoltaic plants in Romania, Bulgaria and Italy.
    • Advised Stalexport Autostrada Malpolska SA on the financing and refinancing of the concession for the A4 Krakow to Katowice motorway in Poland.
    • Advised Nord/LB on the €30 million project financing of a 26 MW wind project located in Mont de Saint Loup, France, a project sponsored and developed by Belgian energy company, TTR Energy and in relation to the subsequent sale of the wind farm to a Swiss investment company.
    • Advised Platina Partners on the acquisition and debt financing of an onshore 54 MW wind farm in Northern Ireland including both senior and mezzanine financing.
    • Advised IVPC in relation to the refinancing of a portfolio of wind projects aggregating 169.2 MW in Italy.
    • Advised Astronergy Solar Netherland BV/China Development Bank on the acquisition and financing of Romanian special purpose vehicles holding construction ready solar projects totaling 20 MW.
    • Advised RisenSky Solar/China Development Bank on the cross border acquisition of Bulgarian companies by a Luxembourgian company financed by the China Development Bank in relation to four photovoltaic power plants with an overall capacity of 12MW.
    • Advised Korea Development Bank in relation to a waste to energy plant outside Liverpool.

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