Matt Baumgurtel is a partner in our energy, infrastructure, and resources group. He has 15 years of experience advising on energy and infrastructure projects, mergers and acquisitions transactions (both public and private), corporate advisory, and cross border transactions in Australia and throughout the Asia Pacific region, particularly in the energy sector.
Matt advises on energy and infrastructure development projects, particularly in the energy sector. He specialises in the provision of strategic and commercial legal advice throughout the energy / infrastructure asset lifecycle: from project acquisition, development (including offtake contracting and grid connection), financing, construction, operation, joint ventures and divestment, with a particular focus on asset M&A and corporate transactions.
Matt represents investors and companies developing and financing wind, solar, thermal, transmission, energy storage and other energy projects.
He has expertise in drafting and negotiating project agreements, EPC agreements, operation and maintenance agreements, offtake, connection and access agreements and power purchase agreements. Matt also has experience managing non-recourse project financing including parallel bank negotiations, due diligence and transaction documentation.
Prior to joining the firm, Matt was General Counsel, Company Secretary and an executive director of a leading global developer of renewable energy projects in Australia and the Asia Pacific region. He was previously a senior associate and lawyer at a number of leading global and national law firms both in Australia and the Asia Pacific region.