Matthew Dunn

  • Matthew Dunn
  • +353 1 920 2020
  • Arthur Cox, Ten Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2, D02 T380, Ireland


Matt is a partner in the Finance Department. He specialises in project and infrastructure finance, working closely with the firm’s Infrastructure, Construction & Utilities Group on financings in the energy and infrastructure sectors, including PFI and PPP financings. He also has experience advising across a range of loan and bond financing transactions, including some of the largest cross-border acquisition financings in Europe in recent years.

Matt was previously a partner at Clifford Chance where he advised borrowers and lenders on acquisition financings, infrastructure and project financings, margin loans and restructuring work, as well as advising the Loan Market Association on its suite of leveraged finance documentation. In 2017 Legal 500 listed Matt as a “next generation lawyer” for Bank Lending: investment grade debt and syndicated loans.


Recent transactions include acting for:

  • BAM PPP in relation to the refinancings of three of its PPP projects in Ireland (Schools Bundle 3, Schools Bundle 4 and N7/N11 road), which involved commercial and European Investment Bank facilities;
  • Allied Irish Banks, p.l.c. in relation to the financing of a 17.25MW onshore wind farm in Co Donegal;
  • HSH Nordbank AG in relation to the financing of a 12.3MW onshore wind farm in Co Limerick;
  • Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets and a consortium of Danish pension funds on the EUR6.3bn loan and bond financings for their acquisition of TDC A/S (Danish telecommunications network operator);
  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Société Générale in relation to the financing for PAI Partners’ acquisition of M Group (service provider to the regulated infrastructure markets in the UK and Ireland);
  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch in relation to the financing of powerships deployed to provide emergency electricity supplies in Ghana and Indonesia;
  • Citigroup and Deutsche Bank on the EUR4.8bn loan financings for the establishment and subsequent listing of Coca-Cola European Partners;
  • J Sainsbury plc on the debt financing for its public takeover of Home Retail Group plc;
  • Barclays and JPMorgan on the financings relating to the acquisition by Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets and Wren House Infrastructure (Kuwait Investment Authority) of E.ON’s Spanish electricity distribution and generation assets;
  • EQT Infrastructure on financings for its Koole Terminals assets in The Netherlands;
  • HSBC and the other arrangers on the bridge-to-bond and whole business securitisation financings for Arqiva plc (provider of broadcast infrastructure in the UK);
  • The AA plc on the establishment of its whole business securitisation financing and subsequently advising the MLAs on further refinancings of The AA plc; and
  • Bank of Ireland, Commerzbank and M&G in relation to the “debt-for-equity” swap  restructurings of the financings for Alliance Medical.
  • BA (Hons) Modern History, University of Oxford, 1998
  • MSc Economics, Birkbeck College University of London, 2002
  • Admitted as a Solicitor in England & Wales, 2007
  • Admitted as a Solicitor in Ireland, 2018