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WFW advises KGAL on the acquisition of wind farms with a total capacity of 48.8MW

16 October 2013


Watson, Farley & Williams (“WFW”), a leading international law firm, is pleased to announce that it has advised KGAL GmbH & Co. KG (“KGAL“) on the acquisitions of a wind farm from WKN AG as well as a wind farm portfolio from juwi AG (“juwi”).

WFW advised KGAL on the French and German legal and tax aspects of the cross-border acquisition of the 12 MW wind farm Dargies in the Picardie region in northern France. WKN AG will continue to supervise the construction of the wind farm, which has planned six 2MW wind turbines of the Enercon E82 type at a hub height of 78 metres. After completion in in July 2014, more than 6,000 French households are expected to be provided with electricity each year.

WFW also advised KGAL on the acquisition of two wind farms with a total capacity of 36.8 MW in North Rhine-Westphalia and Rhineland-Palatinate respectively, expanding KGAL’s renewable energy portfolio in Germany. These wind farms are part of juwi’s Windwinzer wind farm portfolio. The newly acquired wind farms are operated with 12 wind turbines of the Vestas type with a capacity of approximately 3 MW each.

Munich-based corporate partner Dr. Dirk Janssen led and coordinated WFW’s international team and was supported bypartners Daniel Marhewka (Corporate / Energy, Munich) and Dr. Ahmad Khonsari (Corporate / Munich) as well as associate Zuzana Meinecke Fábry (Corporate / Energy, Munich).

Paris-based partner Vincent Trevisani led the French team and was supported by partner Romain Girtanner (Tax) as well as associates Ines Garcia De Las Bayonas, Gaëlle Roger-Dalbert, Félicien Bardsley and Clémence Halpern (all Corporate), Laurent Battoue, Julien Barba (both Regulatory), Florent Segalen (Real Estate), Margot Wilhelm (Tax) and Thomas Lugez (Corporate).

On the Windwinzer transaction, the German team also included partners Dr. Ivana Mikešić (Regulatory / Frankfurt) and Michael-Alexander Rojnic (Real Estate / Hamburg) as well as associates Alexander Schroer, Silvia Ribeiro da Cunha Heimberg, Barbara Zehnder (all Real Estate / Hamburg), Anastasiya Korolchenko (Regulatory / Frankfurt) and Simon Vogel (Corporate / Munich).