Clifford Chance LLP

Projects Department

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What the team is known for Market-leading practice hailed for its broad and international strength in project finance. Shows strong expertise in the renewable energy sector, particularly on the financing of wind farms and photovoltaic plants, where it often advises international financial institutions. Other prominent areas of activity include projects in the real estate and infrastructure sectors.

Strengths One source describes the practice as "the most diversified, both domestically and internationally, in Germany."

Work highlights Advised a consortium of banks led by the African Development Bank on the financing of the 100 MW Redstone Concentrated Solar Power project in South Africa.

Notable practitioners

The "excellent" and "very reputable"
Beda Wortmann
heads Clifford Chance's banking and finance department in Germany. He advises on large-scale financing and refinancing of real estate, energy and project finance including PPP deals.

Florian Mahler
is a prominent project finance specialist with a focus on renewable energy, particularly in solar plant and wind farm investments. His clients include energy companies as well as larger financial institutions.

Riko Vanezis
represents financial institutions in structured finance transactions, including term loan facilities. He is particularly active in the financing of energy projects.