Christian R. Schindler

Christian R. Schindler
Senior Associate


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Summary Open

Christian is a Senior Associate in the Corporate/Energy and the Regulatory, Public Law & Competition groups of Watson Farley & Williams, based in Hamburg.

He specialises in national and cross-border mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures, with a particular focus on the renewable energy, infrastructure, logistics and shipping sectors.

Recent transactions include strategic M&A deals, such as the acquisition and sale of on- and offshore wind and solar energy projects.

Christian’s clients include German and international companies as well as financial investors, banks and project developers.

Experience Open

    Christian’s experience includes advising:
    • Commerz Real AG on its €45m acquisition of the Höcherberg wind farm on behalf of the closed-end special fund CR Institutional Renewable Energies Fund.
    • Bremen-based ZEABORN Group, as part of a consortium including Bertram Rickmers, on the acquisition of Rickmers Shipmanagement for an undisclosed sum of double-digit million euros.
    • An international consortium of banks on the €1.3bn project financing of the Deutsche Bucht offshore wind farm project.
    • EWE ERNEUERBARE ENERGIEN GmbH on all legal and tax aspects of its acquisition of TurboWind Energie GmbH, a wind farm developer based in Hannover, northern Germany.
    • Commerz Real AG on all legal and tax aspects of its €105m acquisition of a German wind farm portfolio from UKA Umweltgerechte Kraftanlagen on behalf of its newly formed closed-end special fund.
    • PNE WIND AG on its sale of 80% of the shares in its 142 MW wind farm portfolio to a fund managed by Allianz Global Investors GmbH. With a total enterprise value exceeding €330m, the transaction is the largest wind farm sale in PNE WIND AG’s history.

Education Open

  • 2016: Second state examination and admission to the Bar in Hamburg after legal clerkship at the Higher Regional Court of Hamburg with placements at the Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency of Germany (BSH) and Watson Farley & Williams’ Hamburg and London offices.
  • 2012: First state examination after law studies at University of Münster.

Membership of Professional Societies Open

  • Hamburg Bar Association

Employment Record Open

  • 2019 – present: Senior Associate, Watson Farley & Williams
  • 2016 – 2019: Associate, Watson Farley & Williams
  • 2015 – 2016: Legal Trainee, Watson Farley & Williams
  • 2012 – 2014: Research Associate, Watson Farley & Williams

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