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Alex Guy

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DLA Piper LLP (US)

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Partner, Finance & Projects


Alex leads our Finance & Projects Practice Group in Brisbane. Alex is a market leading lawyer in the project finance, transportation and infrastructure sectors, rated by Legal 500 and Chambers' Guide to the Legal Profession, for his "personable nature and his ability to find alternative solutions to resolve issues as quickly as possible" as well as being "confident and assured - he knows when to press a point and when to concede". He "stands out for his personable style and commercial acumen" and is "knowledgeable, and a pleasure to deal with." He is recommended for transport work by Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2011-12 and is recognised as a Leader in his Field in both Australia and the UK by Chambers Global Guide for 2013. He has extensive experience of delivering major projects under PFI, PPP, PDP, DBOM, BOO, BOOT, DBFO and more traditional models. His clients include consortia, contractors, operators, financiers and governments both in Australia and overseas. Please refer to link for details of expertise and experience:


Senior Courts of England and Wales, 1997; Supreme Court of Queensland, 2011




Bachelor of Laws (Hons), University of Westminster, 1994; Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice, College of Law London, 1995


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The ‘reliable, prompt, easy to work with and very knowledgeable’ team at DLA Piper specialises in energy and infrastructure projects including PPPs, design and construction projects. The firm is acting for the Department of Transportation and Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines in relation to the competitive public bidding process and preparation and negotiation of concession agreements for the Panglao airport, a matter worth around $1.68bn. Other clients include Aboitiz Equity Ventures, SM Prime Holdings and DMCI Holdings. The team is co-headed by the ‘very proactive and open-minded’ Alex Guy and Dan Brown. José de Ponte is ‘proactive, knowledgeable and easy to work with’; Stephen Webb is also recommended. Alyson Eather was promoted to partner. Simon Huxley and Michael Horn left the firm.

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    In February 2010 the Sentencing Guidelines Council (the SGC) issued definitive guidelines to courts on imposing appropriate sentences for corporate manslaughter and health and safety offences causing death. The SGC states that fines imposed on companies found guilty of corporate manslaughter should not fall below £500,000, while fines in respect of health and safety offences that are a significant cause of death should be at least £100,000. Crucially, the SGC declined to provide for a fixed link between the imposed fine and the turnover or profitability of the offending company.

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