Matthew is a partner in the Real Estate Group and has significant expertise in the property aspects of energy transactions. Matthew has acted for developers and funders in connection with several hundred wind, solar, biomass, hydro and other energy projects. He provides strategic advice on the structuring of transactions, due diligence, funding issues and the drafting and negotiation of a wide range of bespoke documentation.
Matthew has particular expertise in advising on the real estate elements of energy storage projects and is a regular speaker at industry events. He dealt with 40% of the sites that were awarded contracts in the inaugural National Grid Enhanced Frequency Response Tender and acted on a significant number of the projects that were entered into the National Grid Capacity Market auction, including many of those that were successfully awarded capacity market contracts. Matthew also has experience in dealing with the acquisition and disposal of some of the first energy storage projects in the UK, along with taking these projects through to financial close and build-out.
Matthew has extensive experience in secured lending recoveries dealing with all aspects of insolvency transactions including fixed charge receivers and administration, often involving large portfolios. As well as being on secondment at one of the UK's largest renewable energy developers, Matthew has also been on secondment at a major retailer dealing with a large scale estate and handling a range of commercial landlord and tenant work, advising on acquisitions, disposals and project related work.
Matthew trained at TLT, qualified as a solicitor in 2009 and became a partner in 2017.