Mr. Alexander concentrates in international finance and banking, especially in the areas of project financing and sovereign borrowing. He is active in international project financings in the power, oil and gas, telecommunications, mining and pulp and paper industries on behalf of US and foreign institutions, sovereign governments and their agencies.
Since 2002, Mr. Alexander has received top rankings for project finance inChambers Global
, Chambers USA
, Chambers Latin America
, Legal 500 USA
andPLC Which lawyer?
, and for Latin American investment in Chambers USA
Representative transactions include:
- Representation of PV Salvador SpA as the project company and its shareholders Holding Solventus Salvador SpA, Total Nuevas Energías Chile SpA, and Etrion Chile SpA in connection with the development, construction and financing of the 70 MW Salvador solar photovoltaic power project in the Atacama desert region of Chile, the world’s largest merchant solar project. The total project cost is approximately US$200 million;
- Representation of Qatar Petroleum and Exxon Mobil as sponsors on the closing of its US$10.3 billion Barzan Gas Project in Ras Laffan Industrial City, the largest single financing project ever undertaken in Qatar. The Export-Import Bank of Korea was one of the many lenders involved. This deal was selected as "2011 Middle East and Africa Oil & Gas Deal of the Year" byProject Finance International magazine, as one of the "Best Deals of 2011" byGlobal Trade Review magazine, and as "2011 Middle East Oil & Gas Deal of the Year" and "2011 Global Deal of the Year" by Project Finance magazine;
- Representation of BBVA, BNP Paribas, Credit Agricole Securities, Banco Santander and Société Générale, as initial purchasers, (as co-counsel) in connection with the Rule 144A/Regulation S issuances by CE Oaxaca Dos of US$148 million of notes and by CE Oaxaca Cuatro of US$150 million of notes. Located near Oaxaca, Mexico, the Oaxaca Dos and Oaxaca Cuatro projects each generate 102 MWs of power. These were the first two project bond offerings for wind farm projects in Mexico. This transaction was selected as "2012 Latin American Project Bond Deal of the Year" by Project Financemagazine and as "2013 Best Renewable Energy Financing" by LatinFinancemagazine Infrastructure Finance Awards;
- Representation of Bayonne Energy Center, a joint venture of Hess Corporation and affiliates of ArcLight Capital Partners, in connection with the development, construction and project financing of a 512 megawatt (MW) natural gas-fired, simple-cycle power generation facility to be located at Bayonne, New Jersey. This facility would be interconnected via subaquatic transmission lines with the Gowanus substation owned by Consolidated Edison Company in Brooklyn, New York. This deal was selected as "2010 North America Single Asset Power Deal of the Year" by Project Financemagazine and as "2010 Americas Power Deal of the Year" by Project Finance International magazine;
- Representation of BayernLB, Nord/LB, UBOC, Rabobank and Banco Santander in connection with the US$352 million project financing of the 150 MW Lost Creek wind farm in DeKalb County, Missouri. The innovative portion of the capital structure involved a bridge loan from the banks that will be repaid at project completion from the proceeds of a Section 1603 grant made available under the US Stimulus Plan;
- Representation of IFC in connection with the US$500 million project financing of the CTA 165 MW coal-fired power project in Mejillones, Chile — Suez Energy Andino, S.A. is the sponsor;
- Representation of the commercial lenders (including WestLB, Calyon, SG Americas and DnB NOR) in connection with the 110 MW Chacayes hydroelectric power project in Chile. Pacific Hydro Pty Ltd is the sponsor;
- Representation of Oxbow Power in connection with the development and construction of the Miravalles III geothermal power plant in Costa Rica;
- Representation of Calyon and Fortis in the US$700 million project financing of the AES Nueva Ventanas III coal-fired power project in Chile;
- Representation of IDB and various other lenders in the TEG I and TEG II coke-fired power projects in Mexico, the TermoPernambuco power project in Brazil, the Aguaytia gas and power project in Peru, the Costanera Norte toll road project in Chile, the Norvial toll road project in Peru, and the Termovalle project in Colombia;
- Representation of Pertamina (the Indonesian state-owned oil and gas company) in connection with the development and financing of a series of major industrial facility projects, including the US$650 million Cilacap Refinery Debottlenecking Project, the US$440 million Kangean Gas Pipeline Project and the US$750 million Train F LNG Expansion Project;
- Representation of the sponsors on the US$11.2 billion Qatargas II, 3 and 4 LNG projects in Qatar;
- Representation of IFC, DEG, COFACE and the Bank of Nova Scotia in the US$200 million project financing of the Caucedo port project in the Dominican Republic; and
- Representation of Fortis Capital in the US$200 million project financing of the Morris Cogeneration Power Facility in Illinois.
Mr. Alexander's general corporate work has included construction projects, joint ventures, leasing, corporate acquisitions, public securities offerings and domestic and international loan transactions. He spent three-and-a-half years based in Jakarta, working on various public and private sector matters.
His work with sovereigns has included advice to the governments of Bulgaria, Costa Rica, Croatia, Indonesia, Panama and Poland, in connection with privatizations, debt restructurings (including "Brady Plan" reschedulings), debt buyback programs, sovereign borrowings, securities offerings, project financings, development projects, joint ventures, international arbitrations and trade matters.