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Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP

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Alex Hirom

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Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP

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Construction and engineering.


Alex is a partner in the construction and engineering team in London. Alex’s particular focus is engineering projects in the energy, chemicals and transport sectors in the UK and internationally. He has specialist experience of: renewable and traditional power generation; upstream and downstream oil and gas; manufacturing and chemicals plants; alliancing and collaborative working arrangements; civil engineering projects and PPP/PFI and project finance structures. He has in-depth knowledge of EPC and EPCM, FEED, design and build, and services contracts, including the following standard forms: FIDIC, LOGIC, NEC3, IChemE, MF1 and the ICC forms.


Solicitor, Stephenson Harwood 2003; senior associate, Clifford Chance 2007; senior associate, Bond Pearce 20011; partner, Bond Dickinson on merger 2013; partner, Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP on combination 2017.

London: Projects, energy and natural resources

Oil and gas

Within: Oil and gas

The 'precise and relevant' oil and gas team at Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP is 'excellent on all accounts', according to one client. Practice head Paul Stockley and Aberdeen's Richard Cockburn are both noted as 'switched on and service-minded' and recently welcomed Thomas Williams from Boodle Hatfield LLP as litigation and international arbitration partner. Chrysaor instructed the firm to handle its acquisition of a number of North Sea assets from Shell, and Serica appointed the firm to assist with its takeover of BP's interests in the Bruce, Keith and Rhum gas fields in the North Sea. Tom Beezer is based in Southampton and represented Endeavour Energy in its dispute with joint venture partners regarding the costs of rig decommissioning operations in the North Sea. On the domestic front, Alex Hirom continues to advise Barking Power on the contractual aspects of the conversion of a large gas-fired power plant in East London.

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Power (including electricity and renewables)

Within: Power (including electricity and renewables)

Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP represents developers, major utility companies, leading energy companies such as Vattenfall and Orsted, and independents. Recent corporate highlights include Sebastian Briggs 's advice to longstanding client RES on the sale of the Port Tyne battery storage project, while Simon Hughes oversaw a number of project developments such as the Dudgeon offshore wind farm and associated mandates such as the construction of a landward cable to connect the plant to the National Grid and the real estate aspects the incoming OFTO disposal. Ofgem appointed practice head Chris Towner , planning partner Jon Bower and construction expert Alex Hirom to assess the implications of developing a new regime to competitively tender new, separable and high-value transmission assets. The dispute resolution offering recently represented an electricity generator in a dispute with a utility provider arising from its SSA under the leadership of Ian Newcombe ; Thomas Williams recently joined the energy disputes team from Boodle Hatfield LLP .

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London: Real estate


Within: Construction

Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP¬†is an ‚Äėexcellent firm with an economic approach taken towards claims‚Äô. ‚ÄėVery knowledgeable and proactive‚Äô Simon Lewis¬†heads the disputes team, where David Skelton, Helen Pearce¬†and Belinda Fox¬†are recommended as ‚Äėexcellent at contentious construction matters.‚Äô¬†The highly recommended Alex Hirom¬†leads on the transactional side. Hirom is advising Venator on EPC, construction and procurement contracts on the reinstatement of its Tioxide Plant in Pori, Finland, which was badly damaged by a fire in January 2017. The firm also has expertise in the renewable energy sector, regularly advising power generation developers on new gas, wind, solar and bio-diesel plants, as well as downstream oil and gas and chemicals projects, refineries, rigs, jackets and subsea installations. The team continues to act for SABIC on the conversion of its gas cracking plant at Teesside. Other clients include Huntsman Group, Southern Water, ATCO Power Limited, STRABAG AG, and Network Rail. Emily Monastiriotis departed for Simmons & Simmons.

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