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Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

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Alex Doughty

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Alex specialises in financing transactions across the energy sector, with a cross-border/emerging markets focus.

He has advised on over US$ 50 billion of debt transactions across a large number of CEE and emerging market jurisdictions.  His experience includes acting for funders (senior, mezzanine, multi-laterals. credit insurers etc) as well as for borrowers and sponsors (funds and PE houses).  He has experience of working across a number of business sectors, including oil & gas (including petrochemicals), power (CCGTs, geothermal, hydro, solar and wind), infrastructure, telecoms, real estate, hotels & leisure and the like.

Notable deals include acting for LOTOS on the USD 2.85 billion upgrade and extension of its Gdansk oil refinery, co-advising the senior lenders on the restructuring of the approx. EUR 1 billion facilities of the BorsodChem group, as well as acting on the three recent RBL deals to reach financial close in CEE.
Prior to becoming a lawyer, Alex worked in the City as an investment banker and has an MBA (finance) from City University Business School (CUBS).





English, Hungarian

London: Projects, energy and natural resources

Infrastructure (including PFI and PPP)

Within: Infrastructure (including PFI and PPP)

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP 's London-based project and energy team consists of infrastructure experts such as Jackie Heeds and Howard Barrie who previously acted for clients such as National Grid and international PPP offices. On the project financing front, clients can rely on experts like Conrad Purcell , Mark Dennison and Alex Doughty . At the head of the team sit Michael Grimes who is based in Leeds and holds strong expertise in waste management, and Robert Pitcher who also heads the firm's international group.

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Oil and gas

Within: Oil and gas

Legal director and M&A specialist James Vernon recently joined Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP 's oil and gas team from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP and acted for Essar in its $12bn disposal of Essar Oil. Other recent highlights include advising National Grid on the separation and subsequent sale of its gas distribution business, and Greg Hammond's advice to China National Petroleum Corporation in its acquisition of an 8% stake in a high-value onshore barrel onshore  concession project in Abu Dhabi. On the financing side Alex Doughty advised an oil company on a debt financing and subsequent restructuring of various facilities pertaining to the upgrade and expansion of an oil refinery in Eastern Europe. Robert Pitcher and Greg Hammond co-head the department. Other key clients include Shell, Lukoil, Vitol and Eni.

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