Alex is Head of the Arthur Cox Infrastructure, Construction and Utilities Group and a member of the Arthur Cox Corporate Social Responsibility Advisory Board, with responsibility for the firm’s Pro Bono practice.
Alex has a broad based infrastructure and utilities practice, with particular expertise in renewables, energy and natural resources law. Alex has almost twenty five years energy regulatory, transactional and major projects experience in Ireland and Australia and has been centrally involved in the liberalisation of the energy markets in both jurisdictions. He has extensive experience acting for government, regulators, financiers, market participants and customers, both on the island of Ireland and internationally, and combines broad industry expertise with a strong background in energy regulation and reform. Prior to joining Arthur Cox, Alex spent six years in the Projects Group of a leading Australian law firm.
Alex has been named as one of 25 thought leaders in energy law internationally by Who’s Who Legal Global Elite (since 2018); as one of the top 30 energy lawyers in the world by the Guide to the World’s Leading Lawyers, Best of the Best (since 2016); as one of only four Star Individuals in energy in Europe by Chambers & Partners (since 2007); and as one of only three Irish lawyers in the Legal 500 Hall of Fame for energy (since 2018). Alex is a Non-resident Fellow of the Payne Institute, an energy and environmental institute at the Colorado School of Mines, and serves on the Management Committee of the Energy Law Group, an association of leading independent energy law firms in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.