May 30, 2022

Leading Energy and Infrastructure Partner Matthew Brown Joins Milbank in London


Milbank LLP is pleased to announce that Matthew Brown has joined the London office as a partner in the Global Project, Energy and Infrastructure Finance (“PEIF”) Group. Mr. Brown brings more than 20 years of experience to the firm, with a particular focus on energy transition matters, in addition to all aspects of project development and finance within the energy and infrastructure sector.

“We are thrilled to welcome Matthew as a partner in our Global Project, Energy & Infrastructure Finance group,” said Milbank Chairman Scott A. Edelman. “As demand continues to rise in the energy transition and renewables sectors, his experience will further differentiate Milbank’s offering and underscores the firm's commitment to being a market leader in energy and infrastructure."

John Dewar, London-based Project, Energy and Infrastructure Finance partner, says: “In an active market with an ever-increasing focus on energy transition matters, Matthew’s expertise will be a valuable additional asset as we continue to grow our London offerings to best support our clients.”

In the fast-growing area of energy transition, Mr. Brown works with a range of clients, including those operating in the battery giga-factory, battery storage, hydrogen and green steel sectors. He recently led on the landmark US$1.6 billion financing package for Northvolt supporting the creation of Europe’s first home-grown Gigafactory for lithium-ion batteries. The major role Northvolt’s financing played in accelerating the electrification of transportation in Europe and beyond was recognized in multiple award wins, including at IFLR Europe Awards 2021, EMEA Proximo Deal of the Year Awards 2021 and Project Finance International Awards 2020.

“We are thrilled to welcome Matthew to the firm during an evolutionary time of change for the entire energy industry,” said Milbank’s Global Chair of the PEIF Group Dan Bartfeld. “His expertise on energy transition matters is more important now than ever before as we witness a surge of development and investment activity across the entire energy transition value chain. Matthew’s deep knowledge and experience in creating innovative structuring and financing arrangements to support these types of projects will be invaluable to our clients.”

In addition to his work with companies in the energy transition space, Mr. Brown has significant experience and long-standing clients in the oil & gas, power and renewables sectors. He advises those clients on their commercial and financing needs, both on more traditional energy matters and as they increasingly become more active in energy transition matters.

Mr. Brown also has an established shipping practice in which he advises vessel owner and lender clients on financing and development matters for all types of vessels – from LNG and LPG vessels to FSRUs and FPSOs – as well as projects involving offshore infrastructure.

“I am excited to join a global platform as renowned as Milbank at such a pivotal point for energy and infrastructure matters around the world,” said Mr. Brown. “As increasing amounts of capital flow into energy transition projects, Milbank’s coordinated global reach, collaborative approach and broad product offerings across practice areas will allow me to serve existing and new clients on all aspects of these innovative projects.”

Mr. Brown joins Milbank from the London office of Latham & Watkins LLP, where he was a partner working across the firm’s Africa, India, Oil & Gas, Power, Mining & Metals, and Islamic Finance Practices.