Alex Blomfield

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Alexander Blomfield

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Alex Blomfield is a senior associate in King & Spalding’s London office and a member of the firm's Global Transactions Practice Group. His practice centers on energy-related infrastructure development and finance and specialises in the development and financing of projects worldwide. Mr. Blomfield has advised and represented national Governments, State-owned utilities, petroleum producers, project sponsors, international consortia and development finance institutions in relation to the development, privatisation and/or financing of projects, located in over thirty-three countries across Africa, Asia, Latin America and Europe. He has particular expertise in renewable energy and has also advised on the carbon-related aspects of such projects.

Mr. Blomfield is a member of the Law Society of England and Wales, the International Bar Association and the Society of Construction Law (UK).

Publications

  • Alex Blomfield, various contributions relating to hydropower, offshore wind, tax and insurance to “International Construction Contract Law” (ed. Klee) textbook to be published by Wiley-Blackwell in December 2014

  • Laura Kane and Alex Blomfield, “A Cautionary Tale:  English Courts further depart from the traditional approach to liquidated damages in Unaoil v Leighton”, King & Spalding Energy Newsletter, November 2014

  • Alex Blomfield and Judith Plummer, “The Allocation and Documentation of Hydrological Risk”, International Journal on Hydropower and Dams, Issue Five, 2014, 94

  • Ken Culotta, Adrian Talamantes, Alex Blomfield , Charity Kirby, “Electricity Reform in Mexico: New Opportunities and Roles”, King & Spalding Energy Newsletter, October 2014

  • Alex Blomfield, “US legislation may pose a threat to the funding of large hydropower projects”, King & Spalding Energy Newsletter, March 2014

  • Alex Blomfield, “Trends in International Hydropower Construction Contracts”, HYDRO 2013 Conference Papers CD

  • Brandon Rice, Alex Blomfield and Alexandra Rotar, “Russia’s second renewable energy auction gives both glimmer of hope and cause for concern”, King & Spalding Energy Newsletter, July 2014

  • Brandon Rice, Alex Blomfield and Alexandra Rotar, “Opportunities in Russia’s renewable energy program”, Law360, 24 July 2014

  • Alex Blomfield, Clare Calnan and James Willn, “Offshore windpower:  A new wind blowing”, Wikborg Rein Shipping Offshore Update, Update 3, 2011

  • Alex Blomfield, “At the mercy of the weather.  Weather risk in the construction of offshore wind projects”.  Wikborg Rein Shipping Offshore Update, Update 4, February 2012

  • Alex Blomfield, “Realising Africa’s Hydropower Potential”, Infrastructure Journal, October 6, 2008

  • Alex Blomfield, Carbon Reduction Projects in Africa, Project Finance NewsWire, June 2008

  • Alex Blomfield, “Making Green with Green:  Biofuels in Russia and Ukraine: Part 1 - Introducing Biofuels”, Russia and CIS Legal NewsWire, October 2008

  • Alex Blomfield, “Big MACs and How to use them”, Across the Board, March 2006

  • Alex Blomfield, “Bribery and corruption in foreign countries - is your company immune?”, Vol. 3(7) Corporation Practice

  • Alex Blomfield, Paul Brown and Elannie Damianos, Disclosure in the due diligence context:  is there a duty of fairness?” Vol. 3(6) Corporations Practice

Speaking Engagements

  • “The Allocation and Documentation of Hydrological Risk”, HYDRO 2014, Cernobbio, Lake Como, Italy, 13 October 2014

  • “Trends in International Hydropower Construction Contracts”, HYDRO 2013, Innsbruck, Austria, 7 October 2013

  • “Credit Enhancement Strategies for State-Owned Electricity Offtakers”, Norwegian-African Business Association (NABA) Conference, Oslo, Norway, 12 October 2012

  • Construction and Financing of Offshore Wind Projects”, The Shipping Professional Network in London (SPNL), 20 July 2011, London, United Kingdom

  • “An Introduction to FIDIC Contracts” & “Recommended Refinements to FIDIC Contracts from Employer's Perspective”, Sarawak Energy Berhad, 22 June 2012, Kuching, Malaysia & Norfund, Oso, Norway, 14 September 2012
LANGUAGES
German (fluent)
Norwegian (intermediate)
Russian (basic)
Italian (basic)
French (basic)

EDUCATION
Masters in International Law, University of Sydney, Australia
LL.B., honours, University of Sydney, Australia
B.A., honours, University of Sydney, Australia

ADMISSIONS
England and Wales
New South Wales, Australia