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Alex P Carver, Partner

Alex P Carver


Global Co-Head of Project Finance

Practice areas

  • Governments and Infrastructure
  • Infrastructure
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Project and infrastructure finance
  • Telecoms
  • Transport

Practice notes

Qualified in the UK and the US, Alex is our Global Co-Head of Project Finance, having over 25 years experience of major infrastructure projects all over the world.

Alex covers the full range of infrastructure transactions.

He advises clients on greenfield project financings (including PPP) through to brownfield acquisitions both in the UK and overseas, with a particularly strong track record in CEE/CIS.

Acting for sponsors, credit providers and government authorities, he has particular focus on airports, roads, rail and other economic and social infrastructure.

In the energy sector, Alex is known for his work on renewables transactions.

Alex acts on major infrastructure transactions across a range of sectors, including:

  • The lenders to the Macquarie Capital, Bilfinger Berger and FCC/Globalvia consortium in their successful bid for the design, build, financing and operation of the Mersey Gateway Bridge;
  • Commercial lenders and EIB in connection with its financing of the acquisition of a fleet of new high speed trains by Eurostar and on subsequent refinancings;
  • Siemens on its acquisition of a 25 per cent stake in the Galloper offshore Wind Farm project;
  • Fraport Greece on the €1 billion project financing of the concession to operate fourteen regional airports in Greece;
  • A consortium of banks on the financing of the Thames Tideway Tunnel project;

Qualifications and Education

  • University of Leeds, UK (LLB hons) - 1992
  • College of Law, York, UK (Law Society’s final examination) – 1993
  • Solicitor England & Wales (1995)
  • New York Bar (2006)

Awards and Rankings

  • Alex Carver provides “well-considered advice and a premium service,” according to one source. He makes use of experience representing both public and private clients throughout the tender process and in handling contract disputes. (2019)
  • Alex Carver is involved in major domestic and international PPP work and he has particular expertise in the Turkish PPP market. One client says: “I think he is very good at working through complex transactions and structures.” (2018)
  • Alex Carver is sought after for his expertise in projects and infrastructure developments. He has experience across the natural resources, healthcare and transport sectors. (2021)
  • "He is a very practical lawyer who has good insights into how to structure deals." "He is very pragmatic and he doesn't overcomplicate things." (2021)