Watson Farley & Williams (“WFW”) has advised British investment fund The Renewables Infrastructure Group Limited (“TRIG”) on the acquisition and financing of four French onshore wind farms with a combined total capacity of 107.8 MW.
Specifically, WFW assisted TRIG on:
- the acquisition, from their operations manager Renewable Energy Systems (RES), and financing of the two ready to build “Rosières” and “Montigny” wind farms in the Northern French departments of Meuse and Aisne with a total installed capacity of 31.8 MW;
- the acquisition from the Chinese energy company Envision and financing of the “Energie Entre Tille et Venelle” onshore wind project with a total installed capacity of 40 MW in the Burgundy region; and
- the acquisition and refinancing of the “Epine Marie Madeleine” onshore wind farm located in Northern French department Hauts-de-France, with a capacity of 36 MW and developed by Nordex and TTR
The WFW Paris team advising TRIG was led by Partners Laurent Battoue and Arnaud Troizier (Regulatory/Project contracts), supported by Partners Arnaud Félix (Corporate), Laurence Martinez-Bellet (Finance) and Romain Girtanner (Tax). They were assisted by Associates Antoine Bois-Minot, Noëlène Grenard and Marine Yzquierdo on regulatory matters and the project contracts, Senior Associate Patricia Haas on real estate matters, as well as Senior Associate Guillaume Pouyet and Associates Pierre Thévenin-Montefiore and Steven Hochman on the corporate aspects of the transactions. Senior Associate Jonathan Djenaoussine and Associate Yassine Allam assisted on project finance related matters, with Associates Hélène Ibos and Anis Mezni providing tax expertise.