About Matt

Matt Gurch is a partner in Stoel Rives’ Corporate practice group and a member of the firm’s Energy & Natural Resources Industry Group. Matt is an experienced finance attorney, advising and representing public and private entities in domestic and international project finance, energy, and infrastructure projects. He has extensive experience related to project documentation, private equity, tax equity, joint ventures, and mergers and acquisitions in a variety of industries, including renewable and alternative energy, conventional power, oil and gas, mining, and infrastructure.

Prior to joining Stoel Rives, Matt was Senior Counsel at Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP.

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  • Representation of an international consortium of sponsors in the acquisition financing of the largest pure-play district energy platform in North America.
  • Representation of a leading European institutional investor in connection with the acquisition of a 50% joint venture of over 600 MW of renewable energy assets.
  • Representation of sponsors in the $375 million private placement refinancing of construction debt in connection with a portfolio of renewable energy assets.
  • Representation of a U.S. federal agency in connection with $8.3 billion in guaranteed loans for the financing of the $14 billion, 2,214 MW Vogtle nuclear power project in Georgia.
  • Representation of international financial institutions as lenders in the financing of a 117 MW 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.”
  • Representation of a multinational technology company in its investment in a 96 MW solar photovoltaic facility in South Africa.
  • Representation of a multinational conglomerate in the financing of a 200 MW wind farm in Texas.
  • Representation of a major U.S. energy corporation and a multinational conglomerate as co-sponsors in the financing of a 299 MW wind portfolio in Kansas.
  • Representation of a private equity investor in the acquisition of a $220 million stake in Latin America’s largest natural gas pipeline.
  • Representation of a Saudi Arabian sponsor in the development of third-party projects to supply water, steam and power to an integrated refinery and petrochemical joint venture.
  • Representation of a consortium of international underwriters in a project bond offering ($1.5 billion) to refinance secured project financings for the construction of ultra-deepwater offshore drillships located in Brazil.
  • Representation of a major U.S. power producer in its $1.65 billion purchase of 4,490 MW of power generation assets.
  • Representation of a leading European electric utility in connection with the restructuring of several cross-border leases involving approximately $6 billion in assets.
  • Representation of a consortium in its $2+ billion bid for the privatization of a U.S. airport.
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