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Watson Farley & Williams

Project Finance

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What the team is known for

Recommended practice frequently seen acting for large lender syndicates looking to restructure or refinance debt in photovoltaic plants. Acts on transactions in the transportation and healthcare fields. Active in the financing of new Spanish greenfield projects. Clients include international and Spanish banks, renewable energy companies and private equity firms.

Strengths

One client comments: "They are very solution-oriented and keep the goal in mind. The cooperation within the team was amazing."

Another client praises the firm's expertise, highlighting its "high legal standards, trustworthiness and business acumen that helps with the commercial issues."

Work highlights

Represented lenders Natixis, Banco Santander, BBVA and CaixaBank in the EUR434 million financing of a 864 MW portfolio of 18 photovoltaic plants in Spain.

Notable practitioners

José María Anarte acts for lenders and lending syndicates on the financing of renewable energy projects. Clients describe him as "very detail-oriented and trustworthy with good negotiation skills." He has additional activity on transport infrastructure projects.

Clients describe Rodrigo Berasategui as "extremely experienced." Another client praises: "His ability to reach the deal is amazing. He always knows how to close operations. He sees the solution, knows where it is and keeps the deal in mind. He combines all of this with an extremely deep technical knowledge." He has longstanding expertise acting for lenders and sponsors on cross-border financing and refinancing mandates in the renewable energy sector.

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Project Finance Department

Watson Farley & Williams

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Calle Maria de Molina, 4-6

Madrid

Madrid

Spain

28006

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Articles, Highlights and Press Releases

Total 5 Articles, Highlights and Press Releases

Press Release

WFW advises CIP on 487 MW Monegros wind portfolio stake sale

Authors: David Diez, Ana Lorenzo, Javier Ruffin, Lidia Fernandez

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Spain

Project Finance


José María Anarte
Band 4
Rodrigo Berasategui
Band 1