Alexander Buckeridge-Hocking represents sponsors, governments, and lenders on a range of matters across the capital structure in complex cross-border project development and finance transactions, particularly relating to transitional energy industries and infrastructure sectors.

Mr. Buckeridge-Hocking draws on experience consummating award-winning deals across industries to advise international energy companies, export credit agencies (ECAs), multilaterals, commercial and investment banks, and non-traditional lenders and investors on developing and financing energy and infrastructure projects, including:

  • Batteries and energy storage systems
  • Hydrogen and ammonia
  • Liquefied natural gas (LNG)
  • Solar
  • Mining and metals

He leverages his international education and comprehensive understanding of the commercial and cultural frameworks under which his clients operate to effectively negotiate transactions.

A recognized industry leader, Mr. Buckeridge-Hocking serves as a member of a specialist working group participating in the EU-funded LNGnet project on the LNG market’s future transition. He has also collaborated with legal, government, industry, development finance, and civil society leaders to develop Green Hydrogen Contracting for People and Planet, a Green Hydrogen Organisation (GH2) initiative to create standardized contracting practices for renewable energy and green hydrogen projects.

Mr. Buckeridge-Hocking maintains an active pro bono practice, including through the Windrush Legal Clinic initiative, which helps individuals navigate the complex application process to claim financial compensation from the Windrush Compensation Scheme. He has also advised an African government in negotiations with developers regarding green hydrogen projects and investments, and the drafting of legislation for a green hydrogen economy.

Mr. Buckeridge-Hocking’s experience includes advising:


  • The lenders in connection with Gridserve’s £326 million project debt financing concurrent with in a £200 million accordion to back its sun-to-wheel EV charging network across the UK, which Project Finance International recognized as “Europe 2023 EV Deal of the Year”
  • UK Infrastructure Bank and BBVA in connection with the up to £300 million capital expenditure bridge facility and HSBC on the £100 million bridge facility, each for Envision AESC UK Plant 2 Limited in connection with its gigafactory in Sunderland, UK
  • Allianz Global Investors on the NOK3 billion PEPP note issuance in connection with the privatization of Fjord1, the owner and operator of a fleet of Norwegian ferries using low- or zero-emission propulsion
  • EIB in respect of the US$1 billion participation in the US$5 billion expansion financing of its up to 42-GWh gigafactory and recycling and storage facility
  • EIB on a US$1.6 billion financing package for Sweden’s Northvolt, a European sustainable battery developer and manufacturer specialising in lithium-ion technology for electric vehicles, to support the creation of Europe’s first home-grown gigafactory for lithium-ion batteries, which Project Finance International recognized as its 2020 “Europe Industrial Deal of the Year”
  • The Export Import Bank of the United States, the Export Import Bank of China, and a syndicate of 15 commercial lenders on a US$8.5 billion project financing of a coal seam gas to liquefied natural gas (LNG) project in Australia
  • Two export credit agencies from Japan and a syndicate of 29 commercial lenders on the US$7.4 billion project financing of the Cameron LNG liquefaction-export project in Hackberry, Louisiana, sponsored by Sempra, GDF SUEZ, Mitsui, and Japan LNG Investment (a company jointly owned by Mitsubishi Corporation and Nippon Yusen Kabashiki Kaisha)


  • The sponsor in connection with a greenfield solar and BESS financing across nine sites and two jurisdictions
  • Investors in H2 Green Steel, the proceeds of which will be used for the construction and development of H2 Green Steel’s flagship large-scale green steel plant in Boden, Sweden, recognized by Project Finance International as “Europe Sustainability Deal of the Year”
  • The sponsors, led by TotalEnergies, on several ECAs’ US$20 billion financing to develop a Mozambique LNG project, which Project Finance International recognized as its 2020 “Global Multilateral Deal of the Year”
  • The borrower on a climate-related loan that the IFC provided in connection with the borrower’s investments in North Africa
  • Aluminium Bahrain (Alba) on its US$3 billion expansion financing (conventional and Islamic facilities) from several ECAs and commercial lenders, which TXF named its 2017 Middle-Eastern ECA Finance Deal of the Year
  • The Saudi Arabian Mining Company (Ma’aden) on developing its US$7 billion Wa’ad Al Shammal greenfield phosphate project in Saudi Arabia and joint venture with the Mosaic Company and Saudi Basic Industries Corp. (SABIC) 

Bar Qualification

  • England and Wales (Solicitor)


  • Legal Practice Course, College of Law, London, 2011
  • Law, London School of Economics, 2008