WFW advises Dutch Infrastructure Fund (DIF) on French wind project portfolio

17 May 2016


International law firm Watson Farley & Williams (“WFW”) has advised DIF Renewable Energy Fund (“DIF”) on its sale of a portfolio of operational French wind projects to a fund managed by Allianz Global Investors (Luxembourg) (“AGI”).

The portfolio consists of six projects with a total installed capacity of 62 MW, commissioned between 2006 and 2009. DIF is an independent, specialist fund management company, with approximately €3.2 billion under management.

WFW Hamburg acted as lead legal counsel to DIF on the transaction, including on regulatory matters, in close cooperation with the firm’s Paris office.

The WFW team was led by Hamburg partner Dr Malte Jordan (Corporate/Energy), assisted by associate Dr Malte Koch (Corporate/Energy). In Paris, partners Arnaud Felix (Corporate), Laurent Battoue (Regulatory), Guillaume Ansaloni (Finance), Romain Girtanner (Tax) and associates Charles-Douglas Fuz, Julie de Bréon and Inès Garcia de las Bayonas (all Corporate) advised.

Lead partner Malte comments: “We are delighted to have advised DIF on another significant energy transaction. Receiving this mandate complements our extensive activity in the wind power sector in recent years and cements our position as the leading law for energy experience and expertise in Germany and beyond”.