Alexander Williams is an associate in the Energy, Power and Natural Resources Practice Group in the Houston office. He represents financial institutions, commodities trading companies, energy marketers, project developers, and other energy companies and investors in complex commodity and financing transactions that cover the power, alternative energy, natural gas, and upstream oil and gas sectors.
Alex is familiar with standardized commodity master agreements, including the ISDA and related annexes, and working with bespoke agreements. Alex’s recent representations include advising clients in the structuring and negotiation of physically and financially-settled secured and unsecured commodity hedging and off-take agreements. Alex is also interested in project and infrastructure development and finance, as well as energy storage and emerging renewable energy technologies.
Selected Publications and Speeches
- "Please Mr. Postman: Energy Trading Contract Notice Issues in the Time of COVID-19," co-author, Haynes and Boone client alert, March 30, 2020.
- "COVID-19 Impact on Renewable Energy Asset Development," co-author, Haynes and Boone, client alert, March 27, 2020.
- Included in the "Ones to Watch" category of Best Lawyers in America, Woodward/White, Inc., 2021-2022
- Negotiated on behalf of a major independent power producer a long-term virtual power purchase agreement for the sale of approximately 89 MW and related attributes from new solar photovoltaic generation facility in ERCOT territory.
- Represented a power marketer in its purchase of a fixed shape interval quantity of renewable energy associated with 90MWs of capacity from a 200MW facility in the ERCOT territory through a twelve-year offtake agreement for the purpose of permitting the power marketer to resell the power.
- Represented full-service midstream company in the documentation of a $200,000,000 senior secured credit agreement to finance the acquisition of two separate gathering systems located in the Eagle Ford Shale, along with use for general corporate purposes. The credit facility was secured by all the gathering and related assets of the company. Incident to the acquisition and credit facility, assisted with the formation of additional subsidiaries and other general corporate matters.
- Represented alternative capital provider and its managed funds in a $50 million senior secured revolving note facility and a $15 million senior subordinated term note facility to finance the acquisition and development of oil and gas properties and assets in New Mexico and Colorado. The subordinated noteholders received a royalty interest in the acquired oil and gas properties.
B.A., Purdue University, 2008
J.D., University of Tennessee College of Law, 2014, cum laude; Publications Editor, Transactions: The Tennessee Journal of Business Law; Distinguished Student Attorney Award; CALI Awards for Antitrust, Cross-border M&A, and Business Clinic
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana
Seventy-five Haynes and Boone, LLP lawyers are included in the 2022 Best Lawyers “Ones to Watch” directory this month. The Ones to Watch distinction is given to attorneys early in their careers in recognition of their outstanding professional excellence in private practice in the U.S. Nominated by peers in the industry, Ones to Watch recipients have been in practice for five to nine years. The fol [...]