Alex is a senior associate with substantial experience in both non-contentious and contentious construction and engineering law dealing with major infrastructure projects, particularly in the energy and power, oil and gas, process plant, transport and building sectors both nationally and internationally.

    Alex advises a range of clients, including owners, contractors, sub-contractors and professional consultants, in relation to both contentious and non-contentious matters.

    Alex’s practice is focused towards major international engineering and infrastructure projects across a variety of sectors. Alex has particular experience in energy and power, oil and gas, transport, aviation, marine, process engineering, manufacturing and construction sectors. Alex has substantial experience in national and international dispute resolution, including international arbitration.

    Alex is experienced with all major model contract forms, including NEC/ECC, FIDIC, IChemE, Model Form MF/1, JCT and ICE forms, as well as EPC contracts and bespoke contracts.

    Alex has experience of a range of dispute resolution techniques, including litigation, arbitration, adjudication, mediation and other bespoke forms of ADR. Alex has acted for both UK and international clients in significant and high value engineering and construction disputes.

    Alex has organised and run, over several years, a series of very well-received international roundtable events for clients in both Paris and Berlin. Alex is also editor of our Construction and Engineering Update, which is published quarterly.

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    Energy and Power

    • Acting for the EPC contractor in relation to a £500 million UK to Belgium 1000MW Interconnector project. This included advising the client on the primary EPC contract and onshore and offshore cable installation sub-contracts and acting as project counsel through the project implementation phase.
    • Advising on engineering and construction documentation in relation to a corporate transaction valued at approximately £1.5 billion in the power sector.
    • Advising the EPC contractor in relation to claims arising from disputed variations and damage on two projects for the delivery of offshore meteorological masts for offshore wind farms in the UK.
    • Advising a cable supplier in relation to contract terms for the supply and installation of subsea cable for a hydroelectric power project in Scotland.
    • Advising a capital fund on the potential acquisition of a subsea array cable installation contractor in relation to offshore wind power projects.     

    Oil and Gas

    • Advising a Germany-based EPC contractor in relation to a delay and disruption claim valued at US$300 million in relation to a large scale gas to liquids (GTL) facility in Qatar.
    • Advising a petrochemical company in relation to arbitrations arising from the construction of a large refinery plant based in the UK.
    • Advising a France-based engineering firm in LMAA arbitration arising from the supply of specialist plant to a South Korea-based shipyard for installation on several Q-max LNG carrier vessels. The dispute was valued at US$20 million.
    • Advising the owner in relation to liquidated damages claim under a contract for the design, feed, detail engineering, procurement, fabrication, installation and commissioning of an onshore gas plant in the UAE.

    Major Infrastructure

    • Acting for the government in relation to the construction of the US$15 billion Hamad International Airport in Doha, Qatar. This includes advising in international arbitration.
    • Advising on the £100 million upgrade and renewal of a large light rail project including the replacement of existing track and the construction of a new tram depot in Blackpool, UK. Also advising in relation to disputes arising from the project.
    • Advising on the extension of the Blackpool, UK, light rail system from the existing route to Blackpool North main railway station.
    • Advising a public authority in relation to delay and disruption claims arising from construction work at Snow Hill Station in Birmingham.
    • Advising on consultancy appointments for the London 2012 Olympic Games.

    Process Plant/Manufacturing

    • Acting for a global steel producer in relation to a defective product claim in the Technology and Construction Court (TCC).
    • Advising a global steel producer in relation to a dispute based on ICC Arbitration with a UK-based company over contractual pricing fluctuation mechanisms.
    • Advising a large chemicals manufacturer in relation to the design and construction and engineering, procurement and construction management of a paint manufacturing facility.
    • Advising an international corporate in relation to disputes and contracts for the installation of process plant across a range of sectors including food sifting plant and power generation.
    • Advising a Chinese car manufacturer in relation to a contract for the design and construction of a £250 million plant in the UK for the production of electric taxi vehicles.     

    Building

    • Acting for a facilities management services provider in relation to two projects to upgrade national sports centres.
    • Acting for major UK events company in respect of numerous construction and maintenance arrangements for its UK sites including contracts for installation of chiller units. 
    • Acting for a UK capital fund in relation to construction contracts for the design and construction of an office park in Bucharest, Romania. 
    • Acting for a UK bank in relation to framework agreements for design and construction and professional consultants for use in new build and upgrade works to the bank’s entire property estate.

    Education

    • College of Law, Birmingham, L.P.C., 2005
    • University of Birmingham, B.A., Honors, 2002

    Admissions

    • England and Wales

    Languages

    • English
    • German
    • Recommended in Chambers UK 2018 for Construction, Midlands
    • Recommended as a Next Generation Lawyer in The Legal 500 UK 2017 and 2018.

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