Irfaan Rashid
Maddie Morgan
Suwathie Rajeswaran
Lana Knaggs
Akshya Perera
Sally Yang
Gonzalo Castro
Maddison Morgan

Matt Baumgurtel

Partner, Head of Energy

Matt has over 17 years’ experience, particularly focused in the energy sector. Matt approaches his work with a one firm, one team philosophy. He strives to deliver creative solutions in all of his representations, providing proactive ways to add value to client’s businesses and to help achieve successful outcomes.

Matt’s has considerable expertise in project development, construction, financing, joint ventures, and mergers and acquisitions transactions. He specialises in legal advice throughout the energy and infrastructure lifecycle, and acts for investors, developers, and constructors of solar, thermal, wind, hydrogen, electricity transmission, waste to energy and energy storage projects in Australia and the APAC region.

Matt’s expertise also includes drafting and negotiating project and finance agreements, EPC and O&M agreements, connection and access agreements, and power purchase agreements. Matt also has extensive experience managing non-recourse project financing, including parallel bank negotiations, due diligence and transaction documentation.

Prior to joining Hamilton Locke, Matt was a partner and co-lead of the energy, infrastructure and resources group at K&L Gates. He was also previously the General Counsel at Fotowatio Renewable Ventures (FRV) for eight years. Prior to this, he worked for a number of leading global and national law firms, including Gilbert + Tobin and Clifford Chance.


Energy, Infrastructure and Resources; Project Development; Joint Ventures; Corporate Transactions; Mergers and Acquisitions; Project Financing and Construction

  • Lawyers Weekly, Partner of the Year Awards, Projects, Energy and Resources Partner of the Year, Finalist 2024
  • Doyles, Recommended Energy and Resources Lawyer 2021
  • IFLR1000 Awards and Recognition, Highly Regarded, Project Development – Energy 2022

  • Bachelor of Economics, Monash University
  • Bachelor of Law, Monash University
  • Company Directors Course, Australian Institute of Company Directors
  • Masters in Applied Finance, Corporate Finance/ Advisory, FINSIA Financial Services Institute of Australasia, Corporate Finance/Advisory
  • Admitted to practice in New South Wales