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Alan J. Alexander
Alan J. Alexander
Partner — Energy Transactions & Projects
Partner — Energy Transactions & Projects

Alan J. Alexander

Alan J. Alexander
Houston

1001 Fannin Street
Suite 2500
Houston, TX 77002

Alan J. Alexander

Alan’s practice focuses on project development, project financings and joint ventures. He has experience working with petrochemical companies, midstream developers, exploration and production companies, and financial investors on complex projects and transactions in the upstream, midstream and downstream sectors. In addition, Alan has significant experience working with clients on matters and projects in Mexico’s energy sector.

Alan assists clients in the negotiation and drafting of development agreements, FEED agreements, EPC contracts, limited liability company agreements (including for series limited liability companies), operating and maintenance agreements, offtake agreements, feedstock supply agreements, financing arrangements, joint operating agreements, joint venture arrangements, farm out agreements and asset purchase and sale agreements.

Experience Highlights

  • Gulf Coast Ammonia as project counsel in the development and financing of a world-scale ammonia project in Texas 

  • New Fortress Energy in the development of a 2.6 mtpa LNG terminal in Pennsylvania (ongoing)

  • New Fortress Energy in a successful bid to conduct the design, engineering, construction, supply, installation, commissioning and testing required to enable power generation units at the San Juan Combined Cycle Power Plant to utilize natural gas (ongoing)

  • OCI N.V. in a joint venture with Dakota Gasification Company to form N-7 LLC, a jointly owned company that will market, distribute and sell nitrogen fertilizers, industrial ammonia and diesel exhaust fluid in North America

  • Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets in the approximately $92.5 million acquisition of two generating wind farms with a total combined capacity of 88.6 MW plus a 10 MW solar expansion plant in Mexico

  • CPChem on its landmark multi-billion dollar petrochemical projects in the United States and Qatar 

  • Macquarie Capital (USA), Inc. in connection with various transactions to provide early stage debt and equity development capital to project developers in the petrochemical and midstream space

  • Energy Transfer in all aspects of the Lake Charles LNG Project with a liquefaction capacity of 16.45 mtpa (ongoing)

  • Jefferson Gulf Coast Energy Partners in a range of matters related to the development of its crude terminal in Beaumont, Texas 

  • Dyno Nobel Inc. in the development of an $850 million anhydrous ammonia plant in Louisiana, including project development arrangements, real estate and environmental matters, and ammonia offtake

  • A multinational state-owned entity based in the Middle East in the development and implementation of world-scale facilities, using a patented third-party oxidative coupling of methane process for the production of ethylene

  • A private equity-backed fertilizer company in the proposed development and project financing of a fertilizer production facility, including the negotiation of EPC contracts, feedstock supply and transportation agreements, offtake agreements, and the air permit

  • Energy company with credit support arrangements related to expanding pipeline capacity and supplying natural gas for a proposed LNG export terminal

  • Global energy company in the renegotiation and restructuring of a bareboat charter and O&M agreement for an FPSO on-location in offshore Nigeria

  • International trading company in the expansion of terminal facilities in the Port of Corpus Christi, including the development of two separate condensate splitter units

  • A private midstream operating company in four-party joint venture arrangements for the development of a $400 million 67-mile natural gas gathering line in the region overlying the Marcellus Shale

  • M5 Midstream in all aspects of its joint venture with Indigo Minerals for the development of a natural gas gathering system in the Haynesville Shale 

  • BioFields SAPI de CV in connection with its joint venture with Kaiima Bio-Agritech for the development of castor seed genetics in Mexico 

  • Enbridge Energy Partners in a $2.6 billion joint venture with Marathon Petroleum Corporation to construct the Sandpiper pipeline project, an approximately 610-mile interstate crude oil pipeline originating in North Dakota

  • Pioneer Natural Resources in its $1.7 billion joint venture with Sinochem to develop 207,000 acres in the Permian Basin

  • Talos Energy LLC, as member of a consortium and Operator, in its successful bid for two awarded offshore blocks in Mexico’s first hydrocarbons auction and other matters in respect of their operation and joint ownership

  • Talos Energy in a transaction with Hokchi Energy, S.A. de C.V., a subsidiary of Pan American Energy, to cross assign Talos’ Participating Interest in Block 2 and Hokchi’s Participating Interest in Block 31, both in the Sureste Basin offshore Mexico

  • California Resources Corporation in the bid process for the farmout of an interest in PEMEX’s Ogarrio Field. Work included (i) analysis and advice regarding the Bidding Guidelines, the License Agreement and the JOA to be entered into with PEMEX and other consortium members; (ii) drafting and analysis of issues in the Joint Study and Bid Agreement, and (iii) advice regarding structuring of investment vehicle to be formed with consortium partner 

  • Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets in the approximately $176 million acquisition of various renewable power portfolios in Mexico 

  • A Mexican renewable energy company in licensing matters related to a biofuels joint development agreement 

  • Key Energy Services, Inc, in the sale of assets located in Mexico and the disposition of its Mexican business unit

Credentials

  • University of Michigan Law School, J.D. cum laude, 2011 (Contributing Editor, The University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform; Associate Editor, Michigan Journal of International Law)
  • Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey–EGADE, M.B.A., 2006 (Rotary International Ambassadorial Scholar 2005–2006)
  • The University of Texas at Austin, B.B.A., Finance with honors; B.A., English with high honors, 2002 (Phi Beta Kappa)
  • Fluent in Spanish
  • Ternium, S.A. (NYSE: TX): Multinational, publicly traded, and fully integrated steel company included in the Global 1000 (2006–2008)
  • Peace Corps Volunteer, San Pedro Nonualco, El Salvador (2002–2004)
  • Texas Bar Foundation Fellow, 2018
  • Legal Media Group’s (Euromoney’s) Rising Star, 2017-2020
  • Houston Bar Association President’s Award for Outstanding Service as Co-Chair of the LegalLine Committee, 2014 and 2015
  • Selected to the Texas Rising Stars list, Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters), 2019 and 2020
  • Legal 500 U.S., Real Estate: Construction, 2019 and 2020; Finance: Project Finance, 2020
  • Legal 500 Latin America, “Rising Star” in Projects and Energy, 2019
  • Member: Houston Bar Association (LegalLines Co-Chair)
  • Member: Association of International Petroleum Negotiators
  • Member: Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation
  • Texas