Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales
Counsel in the Banking Department at Linklaters. Alex acts and advises banks, other financial institutions and corporates across a broad range of debt financing transactions including, but not limited to, syndicated and bilateral corporate financings, acquisition and leveraged financings and other event-driven financings, loans to funds, restructurings and other secured financings.
Examples of significant matters with substantial involvement include the following:
- advising a group of lenders on the €1.240bn and US$500m post IPO financing for Philips Lighting N.V.
- advising an ad hoc committee of lenders in relation to the sale of Guardian Digital Communications Limited (parent company of Airwave Solutions Limited) to Motorola Solutions, Inc. for £817.5m which was implemented by way of a scheme of arrangement
- advising a group of lenders on the new money financing which was in place as part of the restructuring of the Vivarte Group’s £2.8bn syndicated debt facilities
- advising Gold Fields in relation to its US$1.5bn financing package as part of its demerger with Sibanye Gold Limited
May 2016 to date Counsel, Linklaters, London
September 2013 - February 2014 Seconded to Babson Capital Europe Limited, London
2010 - 2016 Managing Associate, Linklaters, London
September 2007 - February 2008 Seconded to the Leveraged and Acquisition Finance Team at HSBC Bank plc, London
2006 – 2010 Associate, Linklaters, London
2004 – 2006 Trainee, Linklaters, London and Madrid
2002 to 2003 BPP Law School, London, Legal Practice Course
1996 to 2001 Cardiff, University of Wales, Law and French (LLB)