Watson Farley & Williams (“WFW”) is pleased to announce that Partners Sven Fretthold, María Pilar García Guijarro, Ana Lorenzo and Henry Stewart have been ranked in the 2022 edition of A Word About Wind’s (“AWAW”) Legal Power List.
The Legal Power List is AWAW’s biennial report recognising the top 100 lawyers working in the global wind sector, both in-house and in private practice. Those ranked are chosen by AWAW’s editorial team and experts from across the wind industry.
Hamburg Projects and Structured Finance Partner Sven Fretthold was noted for advising a consortium of lenders on the financing of BASF’s stake in the Hollandse Kust Zuid which, once fully operational, will be the world’s largest offshore wind farm with 140 turbines and a total installed capacity of 1.5 GW.
Madrid Office Head and Corporate Partner María Pilar García Guijarro was recognised in particular for advising Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (“CIP”) on its investment in a 1 GW wind portfolio being developed by Forestalia.
Madrid Corporate and M&A Partner Ana Lorenzo was also recognised for work involving CIP, namely advising on the divestment of a 49% stake in the 487 MW Monegros Spanish onshore wind portfolio to a fund managed by Arjun Infrastructure Partners.
Global Energy Sector Co-Head Henry Stewart was recognised for advising InfraRed Capital Partners Limited, the investment manager to The Renewables Infrastructure Group (“TRIG”), on its acquisition of a 17.5% equity interest in the Beatrice offshore wind farm from CIP as well as for his work on financing the Puskakorpi project in Finland and the SOVs for the Dogger Bank project. Henry was previously included in the 2020 Legal Power List.
Henry commented: “I am honoured to be included once again as one of the world’s leading legal advisors to the wind industry and am delighted that my colleagues Sven, María Pilar and Ana have also been recognised for the outstanding contributions they have made to the sector. Having four WFW partners included in the rankings highlights the firm’s unrivalled expertise in the wind industry globally as well as the energy sector in general”.