Dr. Stefan Kilgus



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Stefan Kilgus

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Stefan is a Partner in the Banking & Finance team based in Hamburg.

Stefan specialises in project, acquisition and corporate finance. He regularly advises banks, sponsors and developers on the project financing of offshore and onshore wind farms, solar parks and other energy and infrastructure projects in Germany as well as in other European and non-European jurisdictions.

He also assists banks, private equity funds and corporations on the financing of M&A transactions, working capital requirements and capital expenditure.

One client indicates that “he is very co-operative, quick in replying and very nice to talk to.’“ (Chambers Europe, 2016). One client states that he is the “first choice for project financing.” (Chambers Europe, 2018)

Experience Open

Education Open

  • 1995: Second State Exam, Baden-Württemberg
  • 1994: Doctorate, University of Tübingen (Recognition and Enforcement of English Arbitration Awards in Germany)
  • 1992: First State Exam, Baden-Württemberg

Author/Speaker/Awards Open

  • Quoted in “German auction ushers in merchant offshore wind”inspiratia, April 2017.
  • “Sicherheitenstruktur und Finanzierungsdokumentation bei Offshore-Windparks aus Bankensicht“ with Alexander Wojtek and Dr. Wichard von Hoff on (Handbuch Offshore-Windenergie. Rechtliche, technische und wirtschaftliche Aspekte. (edited by Jörg Böttcher), 2012, pp239, in German)
  • “Bonds” with Dr. Sebastian Wulff in Munich Handbook On German Stock Corporation Law (edited by Schüppen/Schaub) (in German), 3rd edition 2018.
  • “Recognition and Enforcement of English Arbitration Awards in Germany” (Doctoral Thesis, Tübingen 1995, in German)
  • various other articles on German and international banking and finance law.

Membership of Professional Societies Open

  • Hamburg Bar Association
  • British-German Jurists Association
  • German-Singaporean Lawyers Association
  • German Banking Law Association (Bankrechtliche Vereinigung)

Employment Record Open

  • 2007 – present: Watson Farley & Williams, Hamburg
  • 2006 – 2007: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey, Frankfurt
  • 1999 – 2005: Haarmann, Hemmelrath & Partner, Hamburg
  • 1998 – 1999: Thümmel, Schütze & Partner, Singapore
  • 1995 – 1997: Thümmel, Schütze & Partner, Stuttgart

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