Alex has advised a broad mix of multinational corporates, financial institutions and state-owned enterprises on complex and high value cross-border M&A deals, joint ventures and other corporate transactions.
He advises clients across a wide range of sectors, including the energy and natural resources, pharmaceuticals and healthcare, consumer goods, and aerospace and defence sectors.
Recently, Alex was seconded to the Nairobi office of a leading pan-African law firm, where he worked on a number of significant private and public acquisitions throughout east Africa.
Advising AB InBev on its $120bn merger with SABMiller.
Advising Total on its acquisition of Maersk Oil for $7.45bn, settled in Total shares and assumed debt.
Advising Neptune Energy (backed by funds advised by Carlyle and CVC) on its $3.9bn acquisition of ENGIE E&P International.
Advising Novartis on the spin-off of its Alcon division.
Advising JAB on its proposed acquisition of Pret A Manger.
Advising Red and White Securities Limited on the sale of its shares in Arsenal Holdings PLC to KSE, UK, Inc., an entity wholly owned by Stanley Kroenke.
Advising Novartis on its portfolio transformation, involving three inter-conditional transactions with a total value of more than $30 billion: the acquisition of oncology products from GSK; the formation of a consumer healthcare joint venture with GSK; and the sale to GSK of the Novartis vaccines division (excluding flu).
Advising ArcLight Capital Partners on the $900m acquisition of the SIRGES gas pipeline (67 per cent interest), the St Fergus Gas Terminal and the FUKA natural gas pipeline from Total.
Advising AB InBev on its disposal of SABMiller’s 54.5 per cent equity stake in Coca-Cola Beverages Africa for $3.15bn.
Advising AstraZeneca on its defence of Pfizer’s approaches.
Advising Rolls-Royce on the sale of its oil and gas/energy gas turbine business to Siemens for £1bn.
Advising Rolls-Royce on a number of other transactions in the aerospace and defence sectors.
Advising a multinational consumer goods company on the sale of a porfolio of consumer products.
Advising a leading media firm on its acquisition of an interest in a venture capital backed telecommunications start-up company.
Advising on the settlement between the Karachaganak consortium (BG, Eni, Chevron and LUKoil) and the Republic of Kazakhstan, including the $3bn transfer of 10 per cent of the consortium’s upstream interests to KazMunayGas.