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WFW advises Encavis on sale of 93 MW European renewables portfolio5 December 2023

Watson Farley & Williams (“WFW”) advised Encavis Asset Management AG (“EAM”) on the sale of a 93 MW European renewable energy portfolio to an institutional investor. The portfolio comprises a total of nine wind parks in Germany, France, Sweden and the UK with a total capacity of 76 MW, as well as two solar parks in France and Italy with a total capacity of 17 MW.

EAM, a wholly owned subsidiary of MDAX-listed wind and solar park operator Encavis AG, offers institutional investors the opportunity to invest in the growing renewable energies market via portfolios and fund solutions across the entire value chain, from asset sourcing to their operational management.

Led by the Hamburg office, a multidisciplinary, international WFW team in Germany, France, Italy and the UK advised the client on all relevant legal matters from due diligence to negotiating the SPAs.

The Hamburg team was led by Hamburg Corporate and M&A Partner and Global Energy Sector Co-Head Dr Malte Jordan supported by Corporate and M&A Senior Associate Muteber Yalcin. Regulatory and Public Law Partner Dr Christine Bader and Tax Partner Verena Scheibe, supported by Regulatory and Public Law Senior Associate Dr Eva-Maria Christiansen and Tax Associate Verena Weider.

The Paris team comprised Corporate and M&A Partner Thomas Rabain working with Associates Lucile Mazoué and Chloé Léonard; Finance Partner Laurence Martinez-Bellet assisted by Associates Hugues Hounkpati and Victor Godard; and Regulatory and Public Law Partner Laurent Battoue supported by Associates Catherine Masquelet and Simon Dumontel.

In Italy, Corporate and M&A Partners Eugenio Tranchino, Luca Sfrecola, and Tiziana Manenti, provided counsel with the support of Senior Associate Cristina Betti and Associate Giovanni Benedetto.

The London team consisted of Corporate and M&A Partner and Global Mining & Commodities Sector Co-Head Jan Mellmann supported by Senior Associate Nerina Erasmus and Associate Sarika Parmar; Projects Partner Daisy East and Associate Rachel Lee; and Real Estate Partner John Rosmini.

Malte commented: “We are proud to have been able to advise our long-standing client Encavis on this extensive and complex international transaction. Coordinating four international WFW with our Swedish colleagues required a substantial degree of management and mutual support to achieve our successful outcome”.

Advokatfirman Vinge in Stockholm and Malmö acted as Encavis’ Swedish counsel.

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