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Alex Doughty, Partner

Alex Doughty

Partner

Languages

English, Hungarian

Practice areas

  • Banking and finance
  • Energy and infrastructure
  • Financial institutions
  • Hotel and Leisure
  • Project and infrastructure finance
  • Project and infrastructure finance
  • Transport

Practice notes

 

Alex advises on a broad range of large complex debt financings across various business sectors including energy, infrastructure and structured finance. He has advised on transactions involving over US$100 billion of debt financing, many involving multiple jurisdictions, including in the UK, Europe, CEE/SEE, MENA and emerging markets generally, with many being “first-in-jurisdiction”. He has a broad experience of infrastructure financings (including airports, education, healthcare & hospitals, ports, rail, roads, social housing, student accommodation, waste/waste water), as well as energy financing including oil & gas (upstream, mid-stream, downstream and petrochemicals) and power (biomass, coal, co-gen, geothermal, hydro, nuclear, solar, waste-to-energy and wind), with many deals involving one or more development banks, ECAs and/or multi-lateral institutions (Bulgarian Development Bank, China Development Bank, ChinaExim, Coface, DEG, EADB, EBRD, ECGD, EDC, EGAP, EIB, EIF, FMO, Euler-Hermes, Heximbank, IBRD, IFC, International Investment Bank, IUK, Jeximbank, K-Sure, KfW, MFB, NIB, OPIC, Proparco, Sace, Ukreximbank, US Ex-Im Bank and the World Bank).

Prior to qualifying as a lawyer, Alex worked in the City as an investment banker and has an MBA (Finance) from CASS Business School.

• A UK listed company in the retail sector on its £500 million securitisation of consumer receivables.

• An African issuer on the US$40 million private placement of bonds to finance the development of oil & gas assets.

• A UK fund manager in relation to the warehousing and securitisation (approx. £400 million) of various portfolios of buy-to-let mortgages.

• A number of investment trusts on their US Private Placement note issuances.

• A syndicate of Chinese banks on the approx. £10+ billion credit and credit support facilities provided to the China General Nuclear group in relation to the £19 billion Hinkley Point C nuclear new build project in the UK.

• A Hong Kong listed Asian investment fund on the acquisition financing of its bid for the acquisition of London City Airport, one of UK’s key transport infrastructure assets.

• A Swiss HQ’d trading house on the US$120 million prepayment financing of petroleum products.

• A UK bank on the financing of the new-build dual fuel (LNG and diesel) power generation facility in Gibraltar.

• The Port of Dover on its £200 million multi-tranche financing of the Western Docks Development.

• An Austrian HQ’d lender on its US$140 million debt financing of the acquisition of the Armenian Vorotan River hydropower generation complex.

• A Polish refinery company on its US$2.3 billion financing of the upgrade and expansion of the group’s key refinery.

• The senior lenders/creditors’ committee on the restructuring of the approx. EUR1 billion debt facilities of the BorsodChem group.

• A syndicate of banks on the US$100 million debt financing of a c.US$250 million new-build marina, office, hotel, leisure, residential apartments and retail development in Aqaba, Jordan.

• Oil Majors and Trading Houses on a number of crude and petroleum product prepayment financings.