Matt Bubb | Singapore | Hogan Lovells

Matt Bubb
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Matt Bubb is the Head of Infrastructure, Energy, Resources & Projects (IERP) practice for the Asia Pacific region. Matt Bubb is a highly respected and recognized energy and infrastructure specialist. He has extensive expertise in the development and financing of complex projects in the power, renewables, energy, oil & gas, natural resources and infrastructure sectors. His experience includes advising lenders, sponsors, project companies and contractors in Asia Pacific and globally, including Australia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Brunei, Cambodia, Dubai, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Kuwait, Laos, Malaysia, Maldives, Myanmar, Mongolia, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam, United Kingdom and Uzbekistan. He also has deep experience in public private partnership (PPP) work.

Over the years, Matt has advised on numerous cross-border projects and transactions involving award-winning matters. He is also widely recognized as a leader in the profession, evidenced by multiple accolades in the Asia Pacific region.

Immediately prior to joining Hogan Lovells, Matt was the founder and managing director of a boutique legal firm providing advice to Australian and Asian clients in relation to energy and infrastructure matters in the Asia Pacific region. Prior to that, he was a partner in an international law firm from 2006 until 2019 based primarily in Singapore and Tokyo, including roles as Singapore office managing partner, Asian managing partner and Global Head of Utilities.

Matt is qualified to practice law in Australia and in England & Wales.

Representative experience

Asian Development Bank in relation to the project financing of a water distribution project in Bangladesh (on-going). *
Asian Development Bank and Public Private Partnership Authority and Roads & Highways Department on the procurement of the Rampura-Amulia-Demra Tollway PPP in Bangladesh. *
Asian Development Bank and Public Private Partnership Authority and Roads & Highways Department on the procurement of the Dhaka Bypass PPP in Bangladesh. *
Asian Development Bank, Japan International Cooperation Agency and Development Bank of Austria in connection with loan facilities and grants totaling US$41m made available to Bank of Maldives to support lending to SMEs and Blue Economy projects. *
Asian Development Bank on the project financing of 4 dialysis centres under a PPP modality in Uzbekistan (on-going). *
Bank of South Pacific in connection with the refinancing and restructuring of facilities made available to the PNG Ports Corporation. *
Burrup Fertilisers Pty Ltd, the proponent of a 2100 tpd ammonia production facility in Western Australia, on all aspects of its US$410m project financing. *
Commercial lenders and Japanese and Korean ECAs in relation to the limited recourse project financing of a 1,200MW coal-fired power plant in Vietnam. *
Daewoo International, KOGAS, GAIL and ONGC on the development and financing of the Shwe Gas Field, Myanmar. *
DBS Bank Limited on its project financing of the Singapore District Cooling Project. *
Hengyi Industries Sdn. Bhd. and Damai Holdings Limited (a wholly owned subsidiary of the Strategic Development Capital Fund of Brunei) on the $US 4.5b development of an integrated refinery and petrochemical facility in Brunei. *
Itochu, Petroleum Brunei and Mitsubishi Gas Chemical on the development and financing of a new US$560 million methanol project in Brunei (the first cross border project finance transaction in Brunei). *
Japanese trading company and Japanese airport operator in relation to their bid, as part of a consortium, to develop and operate 5 regional airports in the Philippines under a PPP structure. *
JBIC, K-EXIM and local and international commercial lenders on the US$700m limited recourse project financing of the Khanom 930 MW gas fired IPP in Thailand. *
Lenders on the refinancing, on a project finance basis, of Helios Terminals Pte Ltd, Singapore. *
Lenders to Tuaspring Pte Ltd on the project financing of the Tuas Desalination PPP Project in Singapore. *
PowerSeraya on its SGD450 million commercial borrowing facility. *
PowerSeraya Limited on its development and financing of its S$1 billion 800MW cogeneration project in Singapore. *
PPP Centre of the Philippines and the Department of Transport & Communications on the proposed procurement of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport PPP in the Philippines. *
Proponent on the proposed 3000 tpd methanol production facility in Western Australia on all aspects of its project financing. *
Queensland Oil Refinery Pty Ltd on the proposed 160,000 bpd petroleum refinery project in Gladstone, Queensland, Australia. *
Singapore incorporated issuer on the US$105 million private placement note issue to finance a coal mine operation in Indonesia. *
The lenders (Credit Agricole, BTMU, SMBC, National Australia Bank, Natixis, WestLB, OCBC, DBS, HSBC, BNP Paribas, Standard Chartered Bank) on the financing of the Singapore Sports Hub PPP. Awarded "Project Finance Deal of the Year " by IFLR Asia in 2011 and Global and Asia PPP Deal of the Year" by Project Finance Magazine 2011. *

*Matter handled prior to joining Hogan Lovells.


  • Bachelor of Laws, University of Adelaide, 1998
  • Graduate Certificate in Legal Practice, University of South Australia, 1998
  • Bachelor of Commerce (BCom), University of Adelaide, 1994
Bar admissions and qualifications
  • Solicitor, England and Wales
Court admissions
  • Supreme Court of Victoria
  • Supreme Court of South Australia