Matt Sercombe | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice
Matt Sercombe
Matt Sercombe

Matt Sercombe

Associate, Melbourne

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Overview

Matt has extensive experience in the delivery and financing of major infrastructure and power projects, with a focus on government procurement and privatisations. He has worked on a variety of projects including large scale wind farms, infrastructure (road, rail and port), petroleum and mining ventures, and civil construction.

In a previous role, he assisted clients in the successful delivery of a number of market leading transactions including:

  • The sale of Pacific Hydro, a renewable energy business with 19 assets across Chile, Brazil and Australia for an installed capacity of approximately 900 MW of wind and hydro electricity generation.
  • The $700 million refinancing of the wrapped capital markets debt in relation to the Basslink subsea interconnector.
  • The project financing of the availability-based concession for the Transmission Gully motorway, New Zealand’s largest ever public private partnership, which was awarded the 2014 Asia Pacific Public Private Partnership (PPP) Deal of the Year by Project Finance International.

Matt previously worked with the oil and gas services major, Baker Hughes across a range of commercial, technical, and site-based roles. This experience ensures that his advice considers the commercial realities of each project as well as the legal aspects.

Matt is an Associate in the Firm's Energy, Infrastructure, Project and Asset Finance Group, a global team dedicated to providing business and strategic advice to clients regarding financing transactions, which enable the completion of major projects.

Bars and Courts

  • Supreme Court of Victoria

Education

  • LLB (Hons), Deakin University
  • BSc (Hons), Applied Chemistry, Curtin University

Languages

  • English

Experience

Infrastructure

     
Metro Tunnel (2016-2017)*

Adviser the State on the public-private partnership component of the Melbourne Metro Tunnel rail project.

Port of Melbourne (2016)*
Adviser to a bidding consortium on the purchase of the long term lease of the Port of Melbourne.

Transmission Gully PPP (2015)*
Adviser to the sponsors on the project financing of the availability-based concession for the Transmission Gully motorway, New Zealand’s largest ever PPP. Named the 2014 Asia Pacific Public Private Partnership (PPP) Deal of the Year by Project Finance International.

Port of Newcastle (2014)*
Adviser to a bidder on the acquisition, and project financing, of the Port of Newcastle, New South Wales.
  

Power

    
Pacific Hydro (2016)*

Adviser to the vendor on the sale of Pacific Hydro Pty Ltd, a renewable energy business with 19 assets across Chile, Brazil and Australia for an installed capacity of approximately 900 MW of wind and hydro electricity generation.

Basslink interconnector (2014)*
Adviser to the sponsors on the $700 million refinancing of the wrapped capital markets debt in relation to the Basslink interconnector.

Muja AB coal fired power station (2014)*
Adviser to the financiers on the amendment of the project facility to remove the joint venture partner, recognise additional equity contributions and waive events of default.

Musselroe wind farm (2013)*
Adviser to the sponsors in relation to the financing, development, construction, operation and maintenance of the Musselroe Wind Farm, and the associated sale of equity.
   

Energy and Resources

  
Ichthys LNG (2015)*

Adviser to the financiers on the accession of new equity participants to the Ichthys LNG project financing as a result of equity sales and restructuring.
  

*Experience gained in a previous role