Matthew Fusina

Senior Associate

Washington, D.C.

P: +1.202.639.7782 F: +1.202.585.4094
Matthew Fusina

Matthew Fusina is a member of the firm's Global Projects Practice where he provides legal counsel on the development and finance of energy and infrastructure projects, both in the United States and internationally. His practice is primarily focused on liquefied natural gas (LNG) and natural gas related transactions, including liquefaction and regasification projects, LNG-to-power projects and small-scale LNG projects. His work encompasses the entire lifecycle of the project development process, from project structuring to soliciting bids, contracting, and negotiating commercial and operational agreements and other project and finance documents.

In addition, Mr. Fusina has advised clients on matters related to renewable development energy trading and trade regulation compliance.

Related Experience

LNG and Natural Gas

  • Sempra LNG – development of Port Arthur LNG and Energía Costa Azul LNG export facilities, including negotiating and drafting of LNG sale and purchase agreements (LNG SPAs), marketing agreements, structuring arrangements and related services and operational agreements
  • Cheniere Energy – development of Sabine Pass and Corpus Christi LNG export facilities, including preparation and drafting of LNG SPAs
  • Global Independent Power Producer – development of the Costa Norte LNG receiving terminal in Panama and advice regarding existing import terminal, including drafting and negotiating LNG offtake agreements
  • U.S. Utility – development of an island LNG import project, including negotiation and drafting of an LNG fuel supply agreement and logistics agreement for transportation and distribution of ISO containers of LNG to generation facilities, and related upstream natural gas arrangements
  • Jordan Cove Energy Project – development of a North American LNG liquefaction and receiving facility and negotiation of terminal services agreements for LNG export capacity
  • Tellurian, Inc. – development of Driftwood LNG Terminal and associated upstream facilities
  • U.S. Energy Corporation – development of a North American integrated LNG export project, including drafting LNG SPAs and project structuring agreements integrating terminal, pipeline and gas treatment facility
  • Atlantic Basin Utility – development of a small-scale island LNG regasification project and related infrastructure
  • Caribbean Utility – development of a small-scale island LNG regasification project
  • U.S. LNG Supplier – representation in connection with an LNG-to-power project in Chile
  • European Utility – negotiation and drafting of LNG SPAs for export of LNG from a U.S. LNG liquefaction project, and advice on related domestic gas sales arrangements
  • Asian Conglomerate – negotiation and drafting of LNG SPAs for export of LNG from a U.S. LNG liquefaction project
  • Various International Energy Marketers – counsel regarding LNG SPAs, terminal use agreements, master sales agreements, gas sale agreements and other commercial agreements in connection with off-take from U.S. LNG export projects

Other Development and Finance

  • South American affiliate of a Subsidiary of a Global Independent Power Producer and Mitsubishi Corporation – representation in connection with the project financing of a 472 MW pulverized coal generating facility in Chile
  • Solar Company – advice in connection with Texas community solar project including drafting of relevant commercial agreements
  • U.S. Energy Company – advice regarding refinancing of integrated natural gas processing facility and connecting pipelines in the Middle East
  • International Bank – development of domestic water supply project
  • U.S. University – development of affiliate foreign business school utilizing trade offset credits
  • NRG Energy, Inc. – advice in connection with a $244 million acquisition of 560 MW Cogeneration Plant

Trading and Other Matters

  • Various Domestic Energy Companies – advice regarding physical and financial energy trading arrangements and other financing arrangements, including negotiation and preparation of ISDA documentation and related agreements
  • Private Equity Companies and Various Non-Energy Companies – advice regarding financial trading arrangements and other financing agreements
  • Various Oil and Gas Producers – development of hedge portfolios in connection with financings
  • International Oilfield Services Company – representation and advice regarding export controls and sanctions compliance programs in connection with U.S. government investigation
  • International Drilling and Services Company – representation and advice regarding export controls and sanctions compliance in connection with acquisitions
  • Non-Profit Transportation Association – representation regarding general corporate and regulatory matters


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