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Mr Matthew Kapinos
Partner; Project Finance & Development
Matt Kapinos leads the firm’s project finance and development practice. He advises on project development, acquisitions, divestitures and strategic joint ventures involving a range of energy and infrastructure assets. Matt guides energy and infrastructure clients through all phases of drafting and negotiating agreements for the purchase, sale, development and financing of energy and infrastructure projects. His experiences includes representing clients in traditional and renewable generation, RNG production and utilization, petrochemical, LNG export and import, and CCUS projects.
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Prior to practicing law, Matt spent five years on active duty as an infantry officer in the U.S. Army with the 82nd Airborne Division and the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment. His service included combat deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan.
Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation.
Member, Board of Advisors, Veterans Benefits Clinic of the Wythe School of Law at the College of William and Mary, 2012 to 2016.
Member, Pro Bono Council, Virginia Bar Association, 2012 to 2016.
J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 2008
Bachelor of Science in History, U.S. Military Academy, 2001
Led from Houston by Matt Kapinos, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP has a strong reputation acting on behalf of sponsors, commercial and investment banks and other financial institutions, private equity funds, contractors and developers on the development, financing, and M&A work associated with domestic and international renewable power projects throughout the value chain. Renewable energy tax credit advice and alternative power project acquisition and finance deals are the core areas of activity for the department, which is based between Texas and California. Kapinos primarily focuses in the energy and infrastructure sectors, handling a range of project development, M&A and strategic joint ventures in the renewable power space. Based in Los Angeles, Dan Lynch is best known for his experience in project finance matters. The department was impacted by the recent departure of a number of key partners including John Marciano to Allen & Overy LLP.
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP‘s substantial presence in Houston has brought it considerable success in Mexico’s oil and gas and broader energy industries. The firm has also built-out its record in LNG projects across the Latin America region. In the energy-transition segment, it has achieved further growth in LNG, solar, wind and green hydrogen projects. Matt Kapinos is an experienced figure in Latin America energy and infrastructure projects and M&A transactions. Also an energy specialist, Gabriel Procaccini has particular expertise in midstream oil projects and LNG. Both are based in Houston.
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP ‘s substantial presence in Houston has brought it considerable success in Mexico’s oil and gas and broader energy industries. In the energy transition segment, it has achieved further growth in LNG, solar, wind and green hydrogen projects. Moreover, it has continued to build-out its estimable record in LNG projects right across Latin America. Matt Kapinos is an experienced figure in Latin America energy and infrastructure projects and M&A transactions. Gabriel Procaccini is another energy specialist with particular expertise in midstream-oil projects and LNG. Both are based in Houston.
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP has a substantial focus on Latin America, primarily from its Houston, New York and Los Angeles offices, with additional public law and policy expertise provided by the Washington DC office. The Latin America group is focused on energy, including oil and gas, along with energy transition and renewables transactions. It is also noted for corporate restructurings in the region. The hire of New York partner Sergio Urias from Covington & Burling LLP in June 2022 brings additional senior-level Latin America private equity and M&A experience. Houston’s Matt Kapinos is a key partner.
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- Government > Government relations
- Dispute resolution > Securities litigation: plaintiff
- Finance > Restructuring (including bankruptcy): corporate
- Industry focus > Education
- Industry focus > Energy transactions: oil and gas
- International Trade > International trade
- Media, technology and telecoms > Media and entertainment: transactional
- Industry focus > Native American law
- Investment fund formation and management > Alternative/hedge funds
- M&A/corporate and commercial > Corporate governance
- Media, technology and telecoms > Cyber law (including data privacy and data protection)
- Industry focus > Energy: renewable/alternative power
- Government > Government contracts
- Labor and employment > Labor and employment disputes (including collective actions): defense
- Investment fund formation and management > Private equity funds (including venture capital)
- Labor and employment > Workplace and employment counseling
- Finance > Capital markets: debt offerings
- Finance > Capital markets: high-yield debt offerings
- Dispute resolution > General commercial disputes
- Antitrust > Merger control
- Intellectual property > Patents: litigation (International Trade Commission)
- Dispute resolution > Securities litigation: defense
- Industry focus > Sport
- Antitrust > Civil litigation/class actions: defense
- Intellectual property > Patents: litigation (full coverage)
- Real estate > Real estate
- Tax > US taxes: non-contentious
- M&A/corporate and commercial > M&A: large deals ($1bn+)
- Dispute resolution > Appellate: courts of appeals / Appellate: supreme courts (states and federal)
- Finance > Commercial lending
- Dispute resolution > Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense
- M&A/corporate and commercial > Shareholder activism