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Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP

600 TRAVIS, SUITE 4200, HOUSTON, TX 77002, USA
Tel:
Work +1 713 220 4200
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Fax +1 713 220 4285
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Web:
www.huntonak.com

Mark Thurber

Tel:
Work +1.713.220.4338
Email:
Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP

Work Department

Finance, Corporate/Securities, Latin America

Position

Partner

Career

Mark has led transactions across varied sectors of the energy and infrastructure industries during his career, including oil and gas, thermal power, renewable energy, LNG, carbon gasification, construction and procurement. He has done deals on every continent and has represented or worked with foreign governments to implement procedures, regulations and contracts conducive to energy and infrastructure development. He has worked on transactions in many countries, including Mexico, Guatemala, Argentina, Egypt, Pakistan, Chile, Australia, Morocco, Niger, Benin and Brazil. He has also practiced extensively in the upstream and midstream domestic oil and gas industry.

Mark’s experience includes EPC and other construction contracts, lifting arrangements, LNG supply agreements, concession agreements, domestic oil and gas documentation, equipment purchase arrangements, fuel supply and transportation contracts, PPAs and operation and maintenance agreements. He also has represented a range of development companies in negotiating M&A, private equity and debt arrangements at all stages of project development, along with a variety of financial institutions, including lenders, investment banks and other capital providers and arrangers.

Languages

English, Japanese

Member

State Bar of Texas

Education

  • JD, 1989, Columbia Law School, Columbia Business Law Review, Articles Editor
  • MBA, 1981, Brigham Young University
  • BS, 1980, with high honors, Brigham Young University


Latin America: International firms

Projects and energy

Within: Projects and energy

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP has a traditional mix of power and oil and gas projects, while growing its infrastructure practice with a number of port-related engagements. On the energy side, the firm has gained most traction in renewables, but it has seen steady growth in gas-fired and LNG projects. The firm has renowned connections to major agency lenders, such as IDB, as well as a range of commercial lenders and sponsors. Historically, the firm has impressed most in Mexico and Central America but more recently it has grown its presence in Argentina, Chile and Colombia. Other clients include CorporaciĂłn Interamericana para el Financiamiento de Infraestructura (CIFI), Wartsila, Energia del Pacifico and EnergĂ­a del Caribe. Recent mandates include advising EnergĂ­a del Caribe on the EPC contracts, transportation agreements, interconnect agreements, and gas purchase agreements related to the development of a natural gas power plant in Mexico. Washington DC-based Vera Rechsteiner is a leader in renewable energy projects in Latin America, while Houston-based Mexico native Doris RodrĂ­guez is noted for oil and gas projects and advising agency and commercial lenders, corporate sponsors and high net-worth family businesses. Also in Houston, Mark Thurber advises a number of sponsors and investors looking to acquire operating assets, and New York partner George Pavlenishvili is experienced in renewables financings across Latin America. Miami partner Fernando Margarit, part of the legacy Hunton & Williams team, has a fine record in telecoms infrastructure projects, especially submarine cable systems.

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United States: Industry focus

Energy transactions: conventional power

Within: Energy transactions: conventional power

At Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP, Houston-based Mark Thurber was highly active in the development, financing and sale of power projects, both in the US and in Latin America; Thurber acted for Energia del Caribe on the development of a natural gas power plant in Mexico, and also assisted Emberclear with the sale of a 110MW development-stage gas-fired power plant in Pennsylvania. Houston-based practice head Timothy Unger and Washington DC-based Vera Rechsteiner are additional contacts.

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