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.

Matt 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. IFLR1000 lists Matt as a “rising star”.

Relevant Experience

  • Advising 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
  • Advising Allied Irish Banks, p.l.c. in relation to the financing of a 17.25MW onshore wind farm in Co Donegal
  • Advising HSH Nordbank AG in relation to the financing of a 12.3MW onshore wind farm in Co Limerick
  • Advising Citigroup and Bank of America Merrill Lynch in relation to “loan-on-loan” financings of the shipping and commercial real estate loan portfolios acquired by Promontoria
  • Advising Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets and a consortium of Danish pension funds on the €6.3 billion loan and bond financings for their acquisition of TDC A/S (Danish telecommunications network operator)
  • Advising 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)
  • Advising Bank of America Merrill Lynch in relation to the financing of powerships deployed to provide emergency electricity supplies in Ghana and Indonesia
  • Advising J Sainsbury plc on the debt financing for its public takeover of Home Retail Group plc
  • Advising 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
  • Advising EQT Infrastructure on financings for its Koole Terminals assets in the Netherlands

Contact

+353 1 920 2020
matt.dunn@arthurcox.com

Ten Earlsfort Terrace
Dublin 2
D02 T380
Ireland

  • BA (Hons) Modern History, 1998, University of Oxford
  • MSc Economics, 2002, Birkbeck College University of London
  • GDL, 2004, College of Law, London
  • LPC, 2005, BPP Law School, London
  • Admitted as a solicitor in England & Wales, 2007
  • Admitted as a solicitor in Ireland, 2018
  • Associate, 2007-2015, Clifford Chance LLP
  • Partner, 2015-2018, Clifford Chance LLP

Matt is regarded as a “rising star.”
IFLR 1000: The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms, 2019

Matt is regarded as a “next generation lawyer.”
The Legal 500: Europe, Middle East & Africa, 2019

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