Alex Ross is an associate in Latham & Watkins Gaikokuho Joint Enterprise and a member of the Finance Department. 

Mr. Ross’ practice focuses on complex, cross-border project development and finance matters.

He has experience advising on all aspects of the development, financing, refinancing, sale, and acquisition of renewable and conventional power, oil and gas, transport, and infrastructure projects across a number of jurisdictions in Asia Pacific, including Australia, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Indonesia, and the Philippines. 

Prior to joining Latham, Mr. Ross worked in the Sydney and Bangkok offices of a leading UK law firm and served a secondment with the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC).

Mr. Ross is a registered foreign lawyer in Japan as a member of the Dai-Ni Tokyo Bar Association.

  • MIND ID on its acquisition of an increased shareholding in PT Vale, an Indonesia-based nickel mining and processing company
  • The ECAs and commercial lenders on the project financing of the US$14 billion Papua LNG project being developed by TotalEnergies, ExxonMobil, and Santos in Papua New Guinea (ongoing)
  • The ECAs and commercial lenders on the expansion of the Cameron LNG terminal in Hackberry, Louisiana (ongoing)
  • The ECAs and commercial lenders on various matters in connection with the Ichthys LNG project in Australia, the largest project financing ever taken to market globally, including:
    • on various share transfers by existing sponsors; and
    • on the US$3.550 billion refinancing of senior and subordinated sponsor covered loan facilities for the Ichthys LNG project in Australia, the largest project financing ever taken to market globally
  • The ECAs and commercial lenders on various matters in connection with the US$19 billion PNG LNG project developed by ExxonMobil and Santos in Papua New Guinea
  • San Miguel Corporation on the US$2.165 billion Phase 1 financing of the land development works for a new airport to be constructed in Bulacan, Philippines
  • JBIC as a direct lender on the €9.5 billion project financing of the Arctic LNG 2 three-train liquefaction project in the Yamal Peninsula, Russia*
  • JERA on the financing of its interest in a UJV to operate a FPSO in the Barossa gas field off the coast of the Northern Territory, Australia*
  • The ECAs and commercial lenders on the senior debt restructuring of a petrochemical refinery in South East Asia*
  • The Phonesack Group on the development of the Xekong Thermal Power Plant, a 1,800MW coal fired power station and associated coal mine in Laos, being the first cross-border power sale from Laos to Cambodia*
  • The lenders on the limited recourse financing of two 300MW solar farms being developed by Softbank Energy in Rajasthan, India (PFI Indian Green Deal of the Year 2020 and IJGlobal Asia Pacific Renewable Portfolia Financing Deal of the Year 2020)*
  • ADB and the commercial lenders on the first limited recourse financing of a solar farm in Vietnam*
  • The lenders on the financing of two solar farms developed by Vena Energy in Taiwan*
  • Nebras Power on all aspects of the financing, development, and governance of the 530MW Stockyard Hill Wind Farm in Victoria, Australia*
  • EGATi and the Chaleun Sekong Group on the acquisition and development of the Nam Ngum 3 Hydropower project, a 480MW hydroelectric dam in Laos*
  • Adani on the limited-recourse financing of a 65MW solar farm in Queensland, Australia*

*Matter handled prior to joining the firm or whilst on secondment     

Bar Qualification

  • England and Wales (Solicitor)
  • Japan (Registered Foreign Lawyer)
  • New South Wales (Australia)

Education

  • BA in French, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, 2018
  • LL.B, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, 2018

Languages Spoken

  • English