Alex Wills

Associate
Norton Rose Fulbright LLP

London
United Kingdom
T:+44 20 7444 3325
London
United Kingdom
T:+44 20 7444 3325
Alex Wills

Alex Wills

vCard

Related services and key industries


Biography

Alex is a corporate lawyer based in London. His practice focuses principally on transactions in the energy sector.

He has been involved in a wide variety of general corporate transactions across a number of jurisdictions, including: M&A; corporate restructurings; general corporate matters; and joint ventures. Alex is also part of our sports law practice in the UK and has particular knowledge of the UK soccer 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.


Professional experience

Expand all Collapse all
  • Solicitor, qualified in England & Wales
  • Advised Greencoat UK Wind Plc on its agreement to acquire the Glen Kyllachy wind farm from Innogy
  • Acted for Japanese utilities JERA and TEPCO on investments in UK energy storage developer Zenobe
  • Advised Greencoat Solar on the acquisition of a portfolio of solar projects
  • Represented Greencoat UK Wind Plc on its acquisition of the Church Hill and Crighshane wind farms near Omagh in Northern Ireland for £87m
  • Advised Greencoat UK Wind Plc on its acquisition of Brockaghboy wind farm in Northern Ireland from ERG Power Generation SpA for £163m
  • Advised a potential buyer of a new UK nuclear power project in Moorside, Cumbria
  • Assisted Greencoat UK Wind Plcwith its acquisition of an 80 percent stake in five wind farms from EDF Energy Renewables for £98m
  • 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 £105m
  • Acted for the Gao family on the acquisition of a stake in Southampton FC, the English Premier League football club, and its partnership with Katharina Liebherr.
  • Advised Greencoat UK Wind Plc on its acquisition of Bishopthorpe Wind Farm for £47m
  • Represented funds managed by Hermes GPE LLP on 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 percent shareholding
  • Assisted ib vogt GmbH, a German solar farm developer, with the disposal of various development and operational solar projects in the UK to different buyers
  • Advised funds managed by Hermes GPE LLP on the acquisition of a 25.6 percent 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 on the acquisition of a 17.1 percent ownership stake in Southern Water from Future Fund
  • Acted for a US hedge fund on its acquisition and development of a pipeline of UK solar projects with a combined capacity of over 300 MW, and then the subsequent sale of the entire portfolio
  • Advised Octopus Investments on its acquisition of Wryde Croft Wind Farm from Renewable Energy Systems
  • Represented Armstrong Energy Limited on the acquisition and disposal of various solar projects in the UK and India
  • Advised other investors on confidential negotiations relating to the acquisitions of UK wind farms
  • Assisted a multinational engineering and electronics company with the simultaneous acquisition of a UK and US operating company which both specialise in the manufacturing 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
  • Advised two leading international rugby union entities on partnership arrangements
  • Advised a Premiership Rugby club on general commercial matters, including its partnership arrangements.

Knowledge

Gaming and eSports

Publication | February 10, 2020