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WFW advises Stadtwerke Lübeck GmbH on its investment in a solar park in Brandenburg, Germany

16 December 2014

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Watson Farley & Williams (“WFW“), a leading international law firm, has again advised municipal utility Stadtwerke Lübeck GmbH on all legal and tax aspects involved in the acquisition of a share of an 18 MWp ground-mounted solar park, located in Turnow-Preilack in Brandenburg, Germany. The solar park will be operated jointly with another municipal utility partner.

The ground-mounted photovoltaic system, installed on the “Lieberose” former military training area in Brandenburg, consists of First Solar FS 277/FS 280 thin-film modules. The solar park comprises two entities with an installed capacity of 9 MWp each and has been operational since 2011. This project was financed by NORD/LB.

WFW advised Stadtwerke Lübeck GmbH on the legal and tax due diligence as well as on the purchase contract and the structuring of the partnership agreements. The acquisition was effected by the purchase of a 40.1 percent share in the two operating companies of two solar parks. The purchased shares correspond to 7.2 MWp, which will allow Stadtwerke Lübeck to supply approximately 2,500 households with sustainable energy.

The WFW Hamburg team was led by partners Stefan Hoffmann (Corporate/Energy) and Verena Scheibe (Tax). They were supported by associates Carolin Woggon (Corporate/Energy), Timo Kopmann (Tax), Alexander Schroer (Real Estate) and Pascal Unger (Banking & Finance).

WFW Hamburg partner, Stefan Hoffmann, said: “We are delighted to have advised Stadtwerke Lübeck GmbH on their latest venture, having previously advised them on the successful investments in the Ronneburg solar park in Thuringia, and the Beltheim II wind farm in Hunsrück, and thus to be able to help promote the expansion of their renewable energy portfolio.”