Alexander is a banking and finance lawyer based in our Paris and London offices. He is admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales and to the Paris bar as an Avocat.
Alexander has an extensive cross-border finance practice covering acquisition/leverage, asset and insurance financings.
He regularly advises financial institutions, alternative credit providers, corporates and private equity sponsors in acquisition and leveraged financings in the insurance, hotel, maritime and aviation industries. Alexander has a breadth of leverage product knowledge (including European and U.S. Term Loan B (TLB), covenant-lite, super senior revolving credit facilities and pari high yield bond transactions).
Alexander is also regularly involved in a broad range of asset financings, representing banks, equity investors, lessors and lessees. Asset sectors include aircraft, shipping, super-yachts, business-jets and other big ticket assets.
Additionally Alexander advises a number of banks and insurance market participants on finance facilities supporting their funds at Lloyd's and other insurance/reinsurance financings. Alexander has been involved in the financing of several insurance M&A transactions and has developed extensive experience in the regulated area of insurance company financings.
Alexander has been described in Legal 500 2015 as "reactive and flexible" and a "brilliant professional".
Alexander is "able to reconcile requirements for waterproof legal documentation with necessary commercial flexibility".
Advising Ascot as part of the debt financing and funds at Lloyd's aspects of its $1.1 billion acquisition by CPPIB from AIG.
Advising HNA on financing aspects to the acquisition of the Carlson Hotels group.
Advising HNA on their €660m TLB facility, CHF150m RCF and Rule144A/Reg S offering of €400m SSNs and €290m SNs regarding the CHF2.7bn acquisition of Swissport Group.
Advising the Carlyle Group in the financings of the senior facilities for the acquisitions of the B&B Group and the Sermeta Group.*
Advising Marubeni Corporation and Innovation Network Corporation of Japan on financing the acquisition of Seajacks International.*
Advising institutional investors in connection with private placement financings for SBM Offshore (Marine Money Offshore Deal of the Year 2013).*
Advising UBS on various debt and lease financings for corporate jets for a range of private clients*
Advising BNP Paribas and a major financial institution on various debt financings for superyachts for a range of private clients*
Advising institutional investors in connection with a private placement financing for Teekay to finance the construction and delivery of suezmax shuttle tankers built by Samsung.*
Advising Citibank and ING Bank regarding senior secured facility to RCS & RDS and its senior notes regarding the refinancing of existing facilities.*
Advising Vodafone on its €3.86bn and $3.935bn revolving credit facilities*
Advising ING Bank, Lloyds Bank, and National Australia Bank on using letter of credit facilities to satisfy underwriting obligations of large insurance and reinsurance groups.*
*Matter handled prior to joining Hogan Lovells.