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What the team is known for

Solid reputation in the German projects market with a particular focus on matters in the energy sector. Assists clients with project financing, cross-border tenders and acquisitions. Strong presence on projects related to photovoltaic plants and onshore and offshore wind farms. Its client base includes investment firms, international lenders and energy companies.

Strengths

One client, who appreciates the "longstanding and fruitful relationship" with the team, comments: "They have in-depth knowledge of market developments and are perfectly suited to adapt these to our particular needs and requirements. They handle transactions very efficiently and are focused on the relevant issues."

Work highlights

Acted for a consortium consisting of The Renewables Infrastructure Group and APG on its acquisition of the Merkur offshore wind farm.

Notable practitioners

Stefan Kilgus is a "very capable lawyer" according to market sources and is experienced in energy transactions. He often represents lenders in renewable energy projects. Clients find him to be "very precise in his analysis, calm and experienced."

Market sources comment that Sven Fretthold has a "very good reputation in the German project finance market." He regularly acts on offshore wind and solar project financing and acquisitions.

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Overview

Watson Farley & Williams’ German Project Finance practice provides legal services to major banks, companies and financial institutions on banking and financial as well as renewable energy transactions.
Our team of skilled experts has many years’ experience with handling all kinds of energy and infrastructure projects, including in the following areas:

  • corporate law including M&A, joint ventures and private equity​
  • finance including banking regulatory and capital markets
  • regulatory
  • tax law including tax structuring of cross-border transactions
    development and optimisation of projects including construction, service and maintenance contracts
  • real estate law
  • dispute resolution

WFW is widely acknowledged as a leading advisor, in the energy and infrastructure sector, in particular in the renewables sector. Highly regarded banking partner Thomas Hollenhorst’s financing expertise is also brought to bear for clients on complex project financings.

Members

Abendroth, Matthias

Annweiler, Matthias

Bader, Christine

Bartsch, Gerrit

Baum, Sebastian

Bechtel, Marcus M.

Berg, Eckrolf

Böge, Wolfram

Browne, Cathrin

Faigle, Nicolaj

Fretthold, Sven

Gelhaus, Cathrin

Hahn, Paul-Vincent

Hoffmann, Stefan

Hollenhorst, Thomas

Jordan, Malte

Khonsari, Ahmad

Kilgus, Stefan

Koch, Malte

Mado, Tanja

Mützelburg, Marcus

Rieck, Thomas

Rosenboom, Torsten

Scheibe, Verena

Schindler, Christian R.

Schröter, Cordula

Tieke, Eva-Maria

Ulrich Wolf, Christian

Unger, Pascal

Vacha, Vivien

Walzer, Jörg

Woggon, Carolin

Wojtek, Alexander

Wulff, Sebastian

Clients

Dutch Infrastructure Funds (DIF)

EWE AG

HSH Nordbank AG

KfW IPEX

Tank & Rast group

Industries

Energy

Financial Services

Real Estate

Real Estate Finance

Retail

Transportation

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Watson Farley & Williams

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Location

Neuer Wall 88

Hamburg

Hamburg

Germany

20354

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Articles, Highlights and Press Releases

Total 5 Articles, Highlights and Press Releases

Press Release

WFW advises Storengy on acquisition of geoENERGIE Konzept

Authors: Torsten Rosenboom, Maximilian Boemke, Christine Bader, Andreas Wiegreffe, Verena Scheibe, Sebastian Baum, Gonzalo Aranzabal, Matthais Murr, Nora Fleischhauer, Verena Weider

Press Release

WFW advises Denker & Wulf on acquisition of WEB Andresen

Authors: Marcus Bechtel, Tanja Mado, Lars Hillmann, Verena Scheibe, Christine Bader, Manuel Rustler, Nora Fleischhauer

Press Release

WFW advises NORD/LB on bridge financing of Polish wind project portfolio

Authors: Thomas Hollenhorst, Paul-Vincent Hahn, Jakob Paluszkiewicz

Ranked Lawyers

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

Germany

Projects


Stefan Kilgus
Band 4
Sven Fretthold
Band 4