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Alexander Reid



Level 8, Building 6
Emaar Square, Sheikh Zayed Road
PO Box 53934 Dubai
United Arab Emirates

Office Telephone: +971 4 423 0555
Office Fax: +971 4 425 7941

Direct Dial (Dubai): +971 4 423 0555

Mobile: +971 56 808 4031

Abu Dhabi

Holman Fenwick Willan MEA LLP
Office 7, 6 Floor, Al Khatem Tower
ADGM Square
Al Maryah Island
PO BOX 764608
Abu Dhabi
United Arab Emirates

Office Telephone: +971 2 235 4900

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Alexander has a broad corporate and commercial practice, with a particular focus on energy and resources, transport and technology. He has worked on a number of significant cross-border transactions across a range of sectors, including share and asset acquisitions, funds structuring, divestments, joint ventures, public and private fundraisings, restructurings and reorganisations. Alexander also advises on project development and commercial contracts, as well as on matters of general company law and corporate governance.

Prior to joining HFW, Alexander was with a leading US firm in London and he is qualified in England and Wales.

Alexander's experience includes advising:

  • An NYSE-listed international drilling contractor on its acquisition of a worldwide drilling services group for a total consideration of US$125milllion.
  • Investors on the establishment of UK funds to invest in chemical tankers and other vessels.
  • One of the world's largest oil field services companies on its acquisition of a UK-based seismic software company.
  • A North American private equity fund on its acquisition of a project development company incorporated to develop an offshore LNG terminal off the North-East coast of England.
  • The founder shareholders on the disposal of a leading Russian pharmaceutical producer to a private equity investor.
  • A major international oil company on the disposal of a fleet of land drilling rigs to an NYSE-listed oilfield services company, in a deal worth in excess of US$1.25 billion, and the award of certain offshore drilling contracts.
  • On cross-border joint venture arrangements for the ownership and chartering of LNG supply vessels.
  • A major international bank on its debt and equity investment in a biomass fuel supply company.
  • An LSE-listed international business support service company on the reorganisation and sale of its worldwide cash systems business for £360 million.
  • We are working with clients across our international network to help them minimise the impact of COVID-19 on their business and to prepare for what's next. To find out more, visit our dedicated Covid-19 hub.


The firm's Dubai office opened in 2006 and has grown significantly over the years.

Now with 13 partners, 1 legal director and 26 associates, the office offers both GCC clients and international clients with operations in the region an integrated service covering dispute resolution, transactions and regulation across a number of industry sectors. Our team of lawyers, many of whom are Arabic speakers, come from diverse backgrounds and have a strong understanding of and established working relationships with government departments, regulatory bodies, agencies and locally qualified lawyers throughout the GCC region. Our experience shows that this facilitates the faster resolution of any difficulties our clients face.

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