Alex leads our subsidy control team and is recognised as a leading expert in this complex field. He also specialises in procurement and public sector clean energy and regeneration projects. Clients appreciate his ability to translate complex legal issues into pragmatic and clear advice.
Having advised all levels of government and funding applicants, Alex is the go-to adviser for several UK funding bodies. He is regularly approached to design funding schemes and support or review funding applications.
Alex’s wider experience of delivering public sector energy and regeneration projects is highly valued by clients. His expertise and industry contacts mean he often acts as a connector between different specialisms, delivering projects which address some of society’s biggest issues, particularly levelling up and climate change.
Alex’s clients include Welsh government, UK government departments, local authorities, LEPs, Catapults and a range of private sector bodies. His advice, articles and briefing sessions are regularly described by clients as refreshingly clear and pragmatic.
Oxford City Council
Working with the Council to deliver the UK’s largest electric vehicle charging superhub. We delivered and negotiated the suite of contractual and property documents required to complete this complex and strategic project.
Manchester City Council
Advising on the construction and ongoing development of Manchester’s flagship city-centre heat network. Our role was broad, including contractual, procurement, subsidy control, funding and governance advice.
"Both quickly and efficiently Browne Jacobson were able to understand the complicated nature of the proposed scheme of redevelopment and they provided excellent knowledge of this specialised area of law and sensible solutions to assist. Their service levels were excellent and they were always on hand."
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