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Alex Wills

Associate

Alex Wills

London

T:+44 20 7444 3325

Alex is a corporate lawyer based in London.

Alex's practice focuses principally on transactions in the energy sector. He has been involved in a wide variety of general corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructurings, general corporate matters and joint ventures across a number of jurisdictions.

Alex is also part of our sports law practice in the UK and has particular experience in the UK football sector.

Alex studied at Manchester University, completed the legal practice course at BPP and joined the firm in May 2012. Prior to qualification in May 2014, Alex spent four months in the firm's Dubai and Melbourne offices.

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  • Representative experience
    • Advised Greencoat UK Wind plc on its acquisition of an 80% stake in 5 wind farms from EDF Energy Renewables.
    • Advised Greencoat UK Wind plc on its acquisition of North Hoyle (offshore in Liverpool Bay) and Slieve Divena (onshore in Northern Ireland) wind farms from institutional investors advised by JP Morgan Asset Management for a total consideration of approximately £105 million.
    • Advised the Gao family on the acquisition of a stake in Southampton FC, the English Premier League football club, and their partnership with Katharina Liebherr.
    • Advised Greencoat UK Wind plc on its acquisition of Bishopthorpe Wind Farm for a total consideration of £47 million.
    • Advised funds managed by Hermes GPE LLP in connection with the acquisition of an ownership stake in four regulated gas distribution networks from National Grid. Hermes' acquisition was part of consortium bid which acquired a 61% shareholding.
    • Advised ib vogt GmbH, a German solar farm developer, in connection with the disposal of a portfolio of development and operational solar projects in the UK.
    • Advised funds managed by Hermes GPE LLP in connection with the acquisition of a 25.6% ownership stake in Energy Assets Group, the largest independent provider of industrial and commercial gas metering services in the UK and major provider of multi-utility network metering and data services.
    • Advised funds managed by Hermes GPE LLP in connection with the acquisition of a 17.1% ownership stake in Southern Water from Future Fund.
    • Advised a US hedge fund in respect of its acquisition of a pipeline of UK solar projects with a combined capacity of over 300 MW.
    • Advised Octopus Investments on its acquisition of Wryde Croft Wind Farm from Renewable Energy Systems.
    • Advised Armstrong Energy Limited on the acquisition and disposal of various solar projects in the UK and India.
    • Advised other investors on confidential acquisitions of UK wind farms in 2015.
    • Advised a multinational engineering and electronics company on the simultaneous acquisition of a UK and US operating company which both specialise in the manufacture of packaging machinery.
    • Advised a group of sellers on the sale of a multinational corporate services provider, involved in securitisation, structured finance and funds transactions, to a private equity fund.
  • Admissions
    • Solicitor, qualified in England & Wales