Matthew J. B. Gurch

Senior Counsel
Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP

Matthew J. B. Gurch

Matthew J. B. Gurch

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Biography

Matt Gurch’s practice focuses on the representation of public and private entities in domestic and international project finance, energy and infrastructure projects.


Professional experience

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JD, New York University School of Law, 2007
AB, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Duke University, 2003

  • District of Columbia Bar
  • New York State Bar
  • Represented the US Department of Energy in connection with US$8.3 billion in guaranteed loans to Georgia Power Company, Oglethorpe Power Corporation, and Municipal Electric Authority of Georgia for the financing of the US$14 billion, 2,214 MW Vogtle nuclear power project in Georgia.
  • Represented International Finance Corporation, European Investment Bank, and OPEC Fund for International Development in the financing of a 117MW wind farm in Jordan, the first independent renewable energy project in Jordan and Project Finance Magazine’s “Middle Eastern Renewables Deal of the Year 2013.”
  • Represented Google in its investment in a 96 MW solar photovoltaic facility in South Africa.
  • Represented Sumitomo Corporation of Americas in the financing of a 200 MW wind farm in Texas.
  • Represented Duke Energy Corporation and Sumitomo Corporation of Americas as co-sponsors in the financing of a 299 MW wind portfolio in Kansas.
  • Represented private equity investor in the acquisition of a US$220 million stake in Latin America's largest natural gas pipeline.
  • Represented consortium of international lenders in the project financing (US$680+ million) of the construction and operation of an ultra-deepwater offshore drillship located in Brazil.
  • Represented Saudi Arabian sponsor in the development of third-party projects to supply water, steam and power to an integrated refinery and petrochemical joint venture.
  • Represented consortium of international underwriters in a project bond offering (US$1.5 billion) to refinance secured project financings for the construction of ultra-deepwater offshore drillships located in Brazil.
  • Represented a major US power producer in its US$1.65 billion purchase of 4,490 megawatts of power generation assets.
  • Represented a leading European electric utility in connection with the restructuring of several cross-border leases involving approximately US$6 billion in assets.
  • Represented consortium in its US$2+ billion bid for the privatization of a US airport.
  • Cornerstone Award, Lawyers Alliance for New York, 2010
  • White & Case LLP (New York), Energy, Infrastructure and Project Finance, Associate, 2007-2011

Knowledge

Financing projects with virtual PPAs

Publication | October 2017