Malte Koch

Dr. Malte von Seht
Managing Associate


T: +49 40 800 084 0

Summary Open

Malte is a Managing Associate in the Corporate group in the Hamburg office of Watson Farley & Williams.

Malte specialises in M&A transactions, corporate restructurings and corporate finance, with a particular focus on private equity transactions and investments in renewable energy

Recent transactions include strategic M&A deals in the energy and infrastructure sector, such as the development, the financing, the acquisition or disposal of wind farms (onshore and offshore). His clients include investors, project developers and banks.

Experience Open

    Malte’s experience includes advising:

    • Axpo Group on the sale by its subsidiary Volkswind GmbH of a French wind park portfolio with a total investment volume of EUR 120m to CHORUS Clean Energy AG.
    • Dutch Infrastructure Fund (DIF) on the sale of French wind farm portfolio to a fund managed by Allianz global investors.
    • A consortium of international banks on the financing of the 400 MW offshore wind farm “Veja Mate” in the German North Sea with a total investment volume of €1.275bn.
    • Dutch Infrastructure Fund (DIF) on the sale of nine German onshore wind farms to Allianz Renewable Energy Fund.
    • PNE WIND AG on the sale of the onshore wind farms Calau II C and D to Allianz. Advising PNE WIND AG on the acquisition of a 83 per cent stake in WKN AG, Husum, from Siemens Project Ventures GmbH and Volker Friedrichsen Beteiligungs GmbH. The purchase price is based on an enterprise value of €93m, paid by PNE WIND AG in cash and shares.
    • PNE Wind AG on the sale of Gode Wind I, Gode Wind II and Gode Wind III, one of the largest offshore wind farm project portfolios in Germany, to Dong Energy. The sale of the Gode Wind portfolio, with a transaction volume of €157mis one of the largest offshore wind farm M&A transactions in Germany so far.
    • Union Investment, one of Germany’s largest asset managers, on the legal and tax aspects of its acquisition of the 18 MW Gunzenhausen onshore wind farm from Renerco.

Author/Speaker/Awards Open

  • Die missbräuchliche Verwendung von Russian-Roulette-Klauseln, GWR 2016, 179 (Co-author: Dr. Daniel Valdini)
  • Die Darlegungs- und Beweislast des Arbeitnehmers bei der Gefährdungshaftung des Arbeitgebers, NZA 2012, 658 (Co-author: Erwin Salamon)
  • Die Beteiligung von Arbeitnehmervertretern an Aufsichtsrats- und Verwaltungsratsausschüssen einer Europäischen Aktiengesellschaft, Frankfurt a. M. 2011
  • Die arbeitsrechtliche Stellung der wissenschaftlichen Mitarbeiter im deutschen Hochschulsystem, NordÖr 2009, 485 (Co-author: Simon Sieweke)

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