Alex is a transactional lawyer with an established and diverse corporate and commercial practice, primarily in the natural resources, transport and logistics, financial services and technology sectors. Alex regularly advises his international and regional client base on a variety of complex corporate matters, commercial contracts, projects, restructurings, and reorganisations. He is also well-versed in assisting clients on matters of general company law and corporate governance.
Alex is recognised by Legal 500 as a Next Generation Partner in the UAE and is a ranked practitioner for Corporate / Commercial in the Chambers Global Guide with clients noting he is “highly impressive... driven and focussed but also a pleasure to deal with”; and “responsive, knowledgeable and a safe pair of hands”.
Currently based in the UAE, Alex has also spent various periods working in London, Paris, Shanghai, Moscow and Stockholm.
acting for buyers, sellers and investors on cross-border M&A transactions including: the Aditya Birla Group on its investment in Zand, the UAE’s first digital bank and James Fisher & Sons plc on the acquisition of a majority stake in a near-shore marine services company in Saudi Arabia;
advising on numerous international joint ventures and partnerships including: a European port and ship management services provider on its collaboration with a major commodities producer and trader for the development of a rail and sea terminal on the Black Sea;
structuring and implementing various complex restructurings and reorganisations, such as: the corporate restructuring and refinancing of an oil refinery located in Eastern Europe, including the transfer of ownership to a trade buyer and the negotiation, release and settlement of outstanding liabilities of the refinery group with its existing lenders;
drafting and negotiating long-term commercial contracts and project development agreements. Example: Bahrain Airport Services on its 15 year concession with Bahrain Airport Company to provide ground handling and in-flight catering services at Bahrain International Airport;
advising boards of directors, entrepreneurs, private investors and stakeholders on a wide range of corporate governance and strategic issues.