Marc Norman

Marc Norman

Associate
Dubai
+971 (4) 428-6121
Boulevard Plaza Tower 1, Level 20
P.O. Box 23927
Burj Khalifa District
Dubai
United Arab Emirates
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Marc Norman’s practice focuses on project finance and acquisitions in the energy, mining and infrastructure sectors, with a particular emphasis on emerging markets. Marc served two terms as a board member of the Middle East Solar Industry Association, a trade association promoting the development of solar power in the Middle East and North Africa region.

Publication Highlights

Egypt recently released a shortlist of 110 qualified applicants for solar photovoltaic and wind projects for the first regulatory period of its new feed-in tariff scheme. The...
Jordan has initiated the second round of its unsolicited proposals scheme that permits developers to submit renewable energy project proposals directly to the government. The...
  • DP World Captive Solar IPP. Representing a regional developer on its bid to develop and finance a utility-scale captive solar power project in the Emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The procurer and offtaker is DP World.
  • LafargeHolcim Captive Solar IPP. Representing the winning bidder on its bid to develop and finance a utility-scale captive solar power project in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, tendered by LafargeHolcim.
  • Dubai Solar IPP. Representing a developer consortium on its bid to develop and finance an 800 MW solar power project in the Emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
  • Egypt Solar IPPs. Representing a regional developer on the development and financing of five solar independent power projects under development pursuant to the first regulatory period of the Arab Republic of Egypt's feed-in tariff program.
  • Egypt Solar IPP Acquisition. Representing a regional developer on the acquisition of a 50 MW solar independent power project under development pursuant to the first regulatory period of the Arab Republic of Egypt's feed-in tariff program.
  • Egypt Wind and Solar IPP Co-Development Arrangements.  Representing an international developer on the negotiation of joint development arrangements in connection with the development and financing of two wind projects and one solar project under development pursuant to the first regulatory period of the Arab Republic of Egypt's feed-in tariff program.
  • Shams Dubai - DG Solar Project Portfolios. Representing several different developers on developing and financing a portfolio of distributed generation solar photovoltaic projects in the Emirate of Dubai pursuant to the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority's Shams Dubai smart initiative.
  • Dubai Solar IPP. Representing a regional developer on its bid to develop and finance a 100 MW solar power project in the Emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
  • Jordan Solar Round 2 IPP. Representing a regional developer on its bid to develop and finance a 50 MW solar power project in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.
  • Jordan Solar Round 1 IPPs. Representing an investor on the development and financing of four utility-scale solar power projects in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.
  • Jordan Solar Round 1 EPC/O&M. Representing an EPC and O&M Contractor on shareholder arrangements relating to the development of a utility-scale solar power project in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.
  • Salalah IPP. Representing a sponsor consortium on its bid for the Salalah 2 independent power project in the Sultanate of Oman.
  • Qurayyat IWP. Representing a sponsor consortium on its bid for the Qurayyat independent water project in the Sultanate of Oman.
  • Mirfa IWPP. Representing a sponsor consortium on its bid for the 1,600 MW capacity power plant and 52.5 MIGD reverse-osmosis desalination plant in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.
  • Al-Khairan IWPP. Representing the State of Kuwait on the Al-Khairan independent water and power project in the State of Kuwait.
  • Oil Shale IPP. Representing a consortium on the development of a power plant and captive mine in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.
  • Qurayyah IPP. Representing the sponsor group, led by ACWA Power International, on the development and financing of the Qurayyah independent power project in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. With a net generation capacity of 3927MW, Qurayyah IPP is currently the largest independent power generation project in the world. Qurayyah IPP was 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.
  • Shuweihat 2 IWPP. Representing the winning bidder on the development and financing of the Shuweihat 2 independent water and power project in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.
  • Al Qatrana IPP. Representing the lenders (Islamic, ECA, multilateral and commercial) in connection with the development and financing (by Xenel and KepCo) of the Al Qatrana independent power project in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.
  • Jorf Lasfar IPP. Representing the Moroccan state-owned utility Office National de l'Electricité (ONE) on the 700 MW extension of the existing 1,400 MW coal-fired power project located at Jorf Lasfar in the Kingdom of Morocco. This deal was awarded “Africa Deal of the Year” 2012 by Project Finance magazine.
  • Samra WWTP Expansion PPP. Representing the sponsors, Suez Environnement S.A.S., Infilco Degremont, Inc. and The Morganti Group, Inc., on all aspects of the US$225 million expansion of As-Samra Wastewater Treatment Plant in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.
  • AES - Cameroon Strategic Disposal. Representing 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 MW gas-fired power plant, and Dibamba, an 86 MW heavy fuel oil-fired plant, in Cameroon.
  • Standard Bank-Cement Co. privatization. Representing Standard Bank, financial advisor to the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo, 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 Democratic Republic of Congo.

Honors

  • Legal 500 EMEA 2016 (Energy and Infrastructure) recognized Marc for his "responsiveness and drive."
  • PwC and the Middle East Solar Industry Association (MESIA) named Marc as a "Solar Pioneer 2015."

Activities and affiliations

  • Member of the Law Society of England and Wales.
  • Member of the International Bar Association.

Professional background

Director of the Middle East Solar Industry Association, 2012 - 2014

Publications

Egypt recently released a shortlist of 110 qualified applicants for solar photovoltaic and wind projects for the first regulatory period of its new feed-in tariff scheme. The...
Jordan has initiated the second round of its unsolicited proposals scheme that permits developers to submit renewable energy project proposals directly to the government. The...

Events

Solar Power in the UAE
Intersolar Middle East
Legal and Commercial Structuring for Shams Dubai Projects
Solar Leasing and the Implementation of Distributed Solar in MENA, Clean Energy Business Council
Distributed power and off-grid solutions in the Middle East and Africa power market
World Future Energy Summit

Blogs

Jordan's Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (MEMR) has cancelled the third round of its direct proposals process.  However, it has extended the deadline for its second...