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WFW advises HSH Nordbank on €131m financing of two Finnish wind farms4 October 2017

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International law firm Watson Farley & Williams (“WFW”) has advised HSH Nordbank AG (“HSH Nordbank”) on the financing of the Haapajärvi and Ratiperä wind farms in Finland.

HSH Nordbank provided a long-term financing of €65m for the 23.1 MW Haapajärvi windfarm, located in the town of the same name, and €66m for the 27 MW Ratiperä windfarm, in Jamijärvi municipality. Both projects were built by German developer ABO Wind AG.

The WFW Hamburg Banking & Finance team advising HSH Nordbank on both projects was led by Partner Thomas Hollenhorst, supported by Senior Associate Marcus Mützelburg and Associate Dr Matthias Abendroth. The team worked closely with WFW’s Finnish correspondent law firm Krogerus on the domestic law aspects of the transaction.

Thomas commented: “We are delighted to have advised our long-standing client HSH Nordbank once again on the financing of wind farms in Finland. This demonstrates again WFW’s standing as the leading law firm for cross-border projects in the renewable energy sector in Scandinavia”.

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