Matthew Ash

Matthew Ash

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Matt Ash is a projects lawyer based in Cape Town and head of our energy practice. With a practice focused on energy and major infrastructure projects, Matt is a highly experienced and trusted advisor to clients across a wide variety of industries, including energy, transportand civil infrastructure, water and food security, and disruptive agri-tech projects.

Matt offers a broad range of services to sponsors, developers, contractors, equity financiers, and lenders across the full spectrum of the energy sector (thermal power, nuclear, renewables and waste-to-energy) and on major infrastructure initiatives, advising on construction-, operation-, supply- and services agreements, regulatory compliance, and risk. Matt has also advised clients on project company structures and financing and securitisation arrangements for projects (debt and equity). Matt further assists clients in the resolution and determination of project disputes, closely supporting client litigator teams with project contract analysis.

Matt is head of the firm’s energy focus group for Sub-Saharan Africa, co-ordinating the firm’s concentration in this sector across this region. A core initiative of the focus group is the energy transition to renewable- and alternative energy sources, including hydrogen.

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