The Legal 500

Twitter Logo Youtube Circle Icon LinkedIn Icon

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP

600 TRAVIS, SUITE 4200, HOUSTON, TX 77002, USA
Tel:
Work +1 713 220 4200
Fax:
Fax +1 713 220 4285
Email:
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 Corporación Interamericana para el Financiamiento de Infraestructura (CIFI), Wartsila, Energia del Pacifico and Energía del Caribe. Recent mandates include advising Energía 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 Rodríguez 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.

[back to top]

United States: Industry focus

Energy: transactions: conventional power

Within: Energy: transactions: conventional power

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP acts for commercial banks, institutional lenders and development finance institutions, export credit agencies and project developers. The practice is headed by Jeffrey Schroeder, who is based in Washington DC and focuses on project finance and energy-asset transactions. Also recommended are Washington DC-based Larry Skinner and Houston-based Mark Thurber, who advised EmberClear Corporation on the $1.8bn development of the Harrison Power Plant, a 1,050MW natural gas-fired combined-cycle electric generating facility in Ohio. Other key figures in Washington DC include renewable energy and clean power practice co-chair Eric Pogue, and John Tormey, who focuses on energy project development. Myles Reynolds and Tab Urbantke joined the Dallas office from Vinson & Elkins LLP.

[back to top]


Back to index

Legal Developments worldwide

Legal Developments and updates from the leading lawyers in each jurisdiction. To contribute, send an email request to