Matthew Fusina

Partner

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Washington, D.C.

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Matthew Fusina

Matthew Fusina is a partner in the firm's Global Projects Practice. Matt provides legal counsel on the development and finance of energy and infrastructure projects. His practice is primarily focused on liquefied natural gas (LNG), natural gas, clean hydrogen/ammonia, and CCUS related transactions. Matt's practice encompasses the entire lifecycle of the project development process, including providing advice on project development and joint venture arrangements and negotiating commodity sales, tolling, operations and financing agreements. Matt has extensive LNG experience and is also actively involved with helping clients to navigate and develop projects in the energy transition and battery storage development space.

In addition, Matt represents end users and non-dealer parties in a wide variety of derivative and carbon credit transactions, including interest rate and commodity transactions. Matt has particular experience with helping clients enter into arrangements for voluntary carbon offsets in the primary and secondary markets.

Related Experience

LNG Projects & Transactions

Matt has represented clients on over 15 LNG projects, including two large-scale liquefaction projects that have taken FID in the last three years. Matt’s representation has included the following:

  • Sempra Energy – project counsel for Cameron LNG’s expansion and debottlenecking project
  • Sempra Energy – development of Port Arthur LNG Phase 1 and Phase 2 projects
  • U.S. Subsidiary of Japanese Company – project counsel for offtaker and joint venture with respect to interest in operating North American LNG export facility
  • European LNG Company – project counsel for North American floating liquefaction projects utilizing multiple large-scale floating liquefaction vessels
  • Sempra Energy – development of Energía Costa Azul LNG project, the first LNG export project in Mexico
  • Tellurian, Inc. – development of Driftwood LNG liquefaction project
  • Cheniere Energy – development of Sabine Pass and Corpus Christi LNG export facilities, with Sabine being the first LNG export project from the lower 48 states of the U.S.
  • Global Independent Power Producer – development of the Costa Norte LNG receiving terminal in Panama, the first regasification project in Central America
  • U.S. Company – development of floating LNG liquefaction project off West Coast of Africa
  • U.S. Utility – development of a mid-scale island LNG import project utilizing broad distribution of ISO containers and break-bulk LNG imports
  • Jordan Cove Energy Project – development of a North American LNG liquefaction and receiving facility
  • U.S. Energy Corporation – development of Alaskan integrated LNG export project
  • Various Island Power Utilities – represent several island utilities in the Caribbean and Atlantic Basin for small-scale LNG-to-power projects

Energy Transition: Hydrogen, CCUS, Carbon Offsets

  • U.S. Company – project counsel for development of large-scale U.S. e-methane project with consortium of Japanese partners
  • Major Automotive Company – development of hydrogen fueling infrastructure and supply arrangements, including fueling stations for FCEVs
  • U.S. company – development of Geologic Hydrogen projects in MENA region
  • U.S. company – development of large-scale Hydrogen production and storage project in Southwest U.S.
  • U.S. company – development of novel energy optimization services for battery projects that result in first-of-its-kind carbon offset credits
  • U.S. LNG company –development of carbon capture project for sequestration of CO2
  • U.S. LNG company – development of various GHG reporting and mitigation agreements in connection with LNG supply
  • Trading Company – developed bespoke documentation for carbon credit sales from projects related to plugging orphaned wells
  • U.S. Retail Electricity Provider – representation in connection with development of electronic voluntary carbon offset trading platform
  • Various Energy Companies – negotiated various verified emission reduction, carbon offsets and emissions allowances sales arrangements
  • U.S. Pipeline Company – development of bespoke agreement for the sale and purchase of carbon credits related to various GHG mitigation projects
  • U.S. Refinery – advice in connection with hydrogen development and energy transition
  • U.S. Energy Companies – advice in connection with mitigating GHG emissions in pipelines and power production
  • U.S. Company – advice regarding green biofuels and waste-to-power project
  • Mining Conglomerate – advice regarding development of green mining project

Trading & Derivatives

  • U.S. Integrated Power Company – negotiated multi-billion syndicated secured swap portfolio to support treasury undertakings under variety of products
  • Various Energy Companies – negotiated secured swaps in connection with various project financings
  • Various Domestic Energy Companies – advice regarding physical and financial energy trading arrangements and other financing arrangements, including negotiation and preparation of ISDA and NAESB documentation and related agreements
  • Private Equity Companies and Various Non-Energy Companies – advice regarding physical and financial trading arrangements and other financing agreements and securitizations
  • Various Oil and Gas Producers – development of hedge portfolios in connection with secured financings and restructuring hedge portfolios in connection with financial restructurings
  • Various Power Producers – negotiated swap arrangements in connection with power (including various electricity and REC products) and natural gas trading and marketing activities, including HRCOs and tolling arrangements

Power

  • Various U.S. Companies – development of battery storage projects
  • U.S. Project Developer – representation in respect of renewable development portfolio
  • U.S. Utility – development of battery storage and capacity sales arrangements
  • U.S. Retail Electricity Provider – representation in connection with power trading and marketing arrangements
  • U.S. Utility – project counsel for conversion of power plant from coal to natural gas
  • U.S. Power Company – representation in power trading matters

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