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About Alex

Alex advises on complex corporate matters, projects and restructurings worldwide, primarily in the commodities, mining, energy, financial services and logistics / transport sectors. He has over 15 years of experience representing a broad range of clients in these and other sectors, including listed and unlisted companies, private equity houses, governments and other public sector bodies, as well as family offices and entrepreneurs. 

He is listed as a Leading Individual for M&A (£50million-£500million) in the Legal 500 which says about him, that he is well-informed, resourceful, responsive and highly effective, and a trusted pair of hands who always excels, works very well under extreme pressure and has incredible experience.

IFLR1000 also lists him as Highly Regarded for M&A and Project Development.

Prior to joining HFW, Alex was with Clifford Chance in London.

Alex’s representative career experience includes:

Representing buyers, sellers and management teams on cross-border M&A and private equity transactions in other sectors, including: representing Victoria Group on the sale of Sojaprotein to Archer Daniels Midland (ADM); representing Competentia on its merger with Airswift, representing VoxSmart on its acquisition GreenKey Technologies; representing Markerstudy on the £185 million acquisition of Co-op’s underwriting business alongside TwinFocus and Blackstone; representing AIK Banka a.d. on the acquisition of Alpha Bank Serbija; and representing the managers of Bambi and Knjaz Milos on the sale of the Danube Food group of companies to private equity firm Mid Europa Partners.

Advising governments and private investors in energy / mining / infrastructure projects, whether investments, disposals, or transactions structured as concessions, PPPs or privatisations, including: representing a mining investor on its joint ventures with Gecamines in the DRC, representing a commodities trader on its sale of a copper mine in the DRC including the associated ongoing mining services arrangements, representing a purchaser on the acquisition of energy storage facilities in the DRC, representing the seller on the sale of the Lerala diamond mine in Botswana, representing a consortium on the proposed oil storage and transport facilities for the Tonkolili iron ore mine in Sierra Leone; representing an energy client on the proposed acquisition of Iranian midstream assets from one of the oil majors; representing a major international commodities trading house on the acquisition of downstream assets in various West African countries; representing Trafigura on the establishment of the Nala Renewables joint venture with IFM Investors; representing the Hellenic Republic on the privatisation of the gas industry including the €535 million sale of a stake in the national natural gas transmission system operator; representing the Panama Canal Authority on the multi-billion tender for the construction and operation of the Corozal transhipment container terminal; and representing the owner of a UK business jet airport on its proposed expansion and development.