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Marc Norman’s practice focuses on project development and finance transactions, regulatory and public policy advisory, as well as corporate governance and compliance advisory.

Legal 500 EMEA (Energy and Infrastructure in the UAE) recognized Mr. Norman in 2016 for his “responsiveness and drive;” and, in 2017, named him a “Next Generation Lawyer.”

Chambers and Partners (Projects & Energy - Middle East-wide) recognized Mr. Norman in 2019 as "a good, up-and-coming lawyer."

Project Development and Finance

  • Advising several different developers on developing and financing distributed generation solar photovoltaic projects involving commercial and industrial power purchasers in the United Arab Emirates (including in connection with the Shams Dubai net metering program), Jordan, Saudi Arabia, and in East Africa.
  • Advising Adenium Energy Capital on the development and financing of a 15 megawatt captive solar power project in Jordan, for the provision of electricity to a cement factory owned by LafargeHolcim. This was the first “corporate PPA” transaction in the Middle East to be financed on a limited recourse basis.
  • Advising Adenium Energy Capital on the development and financing of four utility-scale solar power projects in Jordan.
  • Advising the lenders (Islamic, ECA, multilateral and commercial) in connection with the development and financing (by Xenel and KEPCO) of the Al Qatrana gas-fired independent power project in Jordan.
  • Advising the sponsor group, led by ACWA Power International, on the development and financing of the Qurayyah gas and fuel oil-fired independent power project in Saudi Arabia. Awarded “Middle East Power Deal of the Year 2011” by Project Finance magazine, and “Best Project Finance Deal of the Year” by Euromoney Islamic Finance Awards 2012.
  • Advising a utility on providing energy monitoring and demand side management services in the Arabian gulf.
  • Advising a consortium consisting of Suez Environnement, Itochu Corporation and Engie on the development and financing of the U.S. $300 million Barka IWP in the Sultanate of Oman.
  • Advising a consortium consisting of Suez Environnement S.A.S., Infilco Degremont, Inc. and The Morganti Group, Inc., on all aspects of the U.S. $225 million expansion of As-Samra wastewater treatment plant in Jordan.

Mergers, Acquisitions, and Divestments

  • Advising the AES Corporation on the sale of a 56 percent equity interest in Société Nationale d’Electricité, Cameroon’s integrated electricity utility, and on two IPPs: Kribi, a 216 megawatt gas-fired power plant, and Dibamba, an 86 megawatt heavy fuel oil-fired plant, in Cameroon.
  • Advising Standard Bank, financial advisor to the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), on the privatization and sale of the government’s ownership interest in the Cimenterie Nationale SARL state-owned cement plant located at Kimpese in the DRC.
  • Advising a consortium on its bid to acquire state-owned grain mills in Saudi Arabia.

Compliance and Corporate Governance

  • Advising a large Middle East-based petrochemical company regarding its overall compliance program.
  • Advising a large oil and gas company on assessing anti-corruption risks in connection with proposed petroleum activities in Senegal, Mauritania, and Ghana.
  • Advising a large U.S.-based company on a comprehensive internal investigation regarding breaches of U.S. sanctions as well as the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

Pro Bono

  • Provides ongoing legal services to nonprofit organization EcoPeace on the proposed development of a solar power project in Jordan, for the provision of electricity to one or more electricity consumers in Israel and/or the Palestinian Territories. 
  • Provides ongoing legal services and advice to Village Health Works, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization focused on providing quality health care in rural Burundi.
  • Chambers and Partners (Projects & Energy - Middle East-wide): recognized as "a good, up-and-coming lawyer".
  • Legal 500 EMEA 2017 (Energy and Infrastructure in the UAE): recognized as a “Next Generation Lawyer”.
  • Who’s Who in MENAT Renewables 2017: recognized as a leading individual in the MENAT solar industry.
  • Legal 500 EMEA 2016 (Energy and Infrastructure in the UAE): recognized for “responsiveness and drive”.
  • PwC and the Middle East Solar Industry Association (MESIA): named as a “Solar Pioneer 2015”.