Brendan Hundt is a partner in the Project Development & Finance practice.
He focuses on international project development and financings, including those in the infrastructure, power and water and oil and gas sectors. He has particular expertise and experience advising on energy and infrastructure projects in the MENA region funded on a limited recourse basis.
Brendan represents corporate and government clients including the Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia, NEOM, ACWA Power, ENGIE, Masdar, Mubadala Investment Company, The Dow Chemical Company, Abu Dhabi National Oil Company and Abu Dhabi National Energy Company (TAQA).
- NEOM Company, Saudi Arabia’s new city gigaproject development company, on a $5 billion green energy joint venture with ACWA Power and Air Products that will incorporate the region’s largest wind and solar renewables production projects (4GW in total), as well as a ground-breaking green hydrogen / green ammonia export project
- ADNOC on the disposal of a minority interest in ADNOC Refining (with a valuation of circa $20 billion) to Eni and OMV
- ADNOC on the purchase of a 10% interest in VTTI, giving ADNOC access to a network of 15 hydrocarbon storage terminals across 14 countries
- ADNOC on the disposal of a majority interest in ADNOC Fertilisers to OCI
- Masdar and Bee’ah on the development and financing of the Sharjah Waste-to-Energy Project
- The lenders to the Engie consortium on the $2.1 billion development and financing of the Fadhili IPP in Saudi Arabia. Awarded MENA Power Deal of the Year at the IJGlobal Awards, 2017
- The Government of a North African country on the development of a $25 billion nuclear new build project, including the negotiation of the EPC, Fuel Supply, O&M and Radio-active Waste Treatment contracts
- The initial purchasers on the $814 million bond offering by ACWA Power Management and Investments One Limited
- The Dow Chemical Company on its $20 billion joint venture with Saudi Aramco to develop and finance the Sadara Integrated Chemicals Project in Jubail Industrial City, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
- Citadel Capital (now Qalaa Holdings) in connection with the $3.7 billion development and financing of Egyptian Refining Company’s Mostorod refinery, which is Africa’s largest-ever private sector project financing project and IFLR’s 2012 “Middle East Project Finance Deal of the Year”
- Advising on the establishment of the Red Sea Project, a new international tourist destination in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
- The Royal Commission for Al-Ula on the establishment of a new special zone at Al-Ula. The new zone will focus on heritage and culture, as well as eco-tourism and adventure activities.
- The lenders to the Oman Oil Company and LG International consortium developing the Musandam IPP in Oman
- The lenders to the ACWA Power and Mitsui & Co. consortium developing the Salalah 2 IPP in Oman
- JBIC and the consortium of lenders in connection with the Facility D IWPP in Qatar
- The lenders to International Power S.A.’s bid for the Ibri/Sohar 3 IPPs in Oman
- ACWA Power in connection with the Nam Dinh IPP in Vietnam
- The lenders to ACWA Power in connection with its bids for the Saudi Aramco Cogeneration Projects in Hawiyah, Abqaiq and Ras Tanura, Saudi Arabia and the Mirfa IWPP in Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.
- The lenders in connection with the Mesaieed A IPP in Qatar
- Masdar on its proposed acquisition of an interest in the Cibuk 1 Wind Farm being developed in Serbia
- A consortium led by ACWA Power in connection with its bid for the Riyadh PP11 IPP in Saudi Arabia
- Masdar on its bid for the 100 MW Solar Photovoltaic IPP in Dubai, U.A.E.
- The lenders to the consortia led by ACWA Power in connection with bids for the Hassyan 1 IPP in Dubai, U.A.E., the Az Zour North IPP in Kuwait and the Qurayyat IWP in Oman
- Abu Dhabi National Oil Company on its $4.5 billion energy supply arrangements with The Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation
- Dolphin Energy in connection with its long and short-term gas supply and purchase arrangements in the U.A.E. and Qatar
- The minority shareholder on all aspects of the establishment and financing of a joint venture with Transocean for the construction of the Discoverer Luanda (an enhanced enterprise class drill ship) subcontracted to BP for oil drilling operations offshore Angola
- Guinea Alumina Corporation (and its parent company, Emirates Global Aluminium, which is owned by Mubadala and DUBAL) on the $1.6 billion development and financing of a bauxite mine in the Republic of Guinea. Mubadala Investment Company and Trafigura in respect of their investment in MMX Porto Sudeste LTDA’s iron ore port in Brazil
University of Technology, Sydney
University of Technology, Sydney
Bachelor of Business (Accounting) (Hons I)
- New South Wales, Australia
- England and Wales
- Rated as a “Notable Practitioner” for UAE Project Development & Finance by IFLR1000 2021