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WFW advises Landesbank Baden-Württemberg on the project financing for the onshore wind farm “La Chapelle” in France

26 July 2012

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Watson, Farley & Williams (“WFW”), a leading international law firm, has advised Landesbank Baden-Württemberg (LBBW) on the approximately EUR 58 m financing of the project “La Chapelle”, consisting of three onshore wind farms with a total installed capacity of 34 MW in the south of France.

The project has been developed by Epuron and co-sponsored by Impax New Energy Investors, Epuron and LaCer Villers SARL.

Hamburg-based partner Thomas Hollenhorst led the deal with French finance partner Laurence Martinez-Bellet, supported by a French/German team of associates including Alexander Wojtek (Finance, Hamburg), Alexia Russell (Finance, Paris), Peter Schmid and Laurent Battoue (both Corporate, Paris).

Thomas Hollenhorst, project and structured finance partner, commented: “This is another major French deal for LBBW to grow its wind farm and solar portfolio. We were delighted to advise the client on this deal. It is the latest in a series of very high-profile renewable energy project financings we have handled for LBBW.”