Acquisitions & Financing - Selection of 10 references in 2017-2018

 

2018

 

  • Provided assistance and counsel to an institutional investor on the acquisition of shares in project companies composing an operating portfolio of over 200 MW (wind and solar energy) and a portfolio in development of over 400 MW (wind and solar energy): drafted and negotiated the partnership agreement, drafted a structure memorandum, negotiated shareholders’ agreements between the shareholders of the various project companies, negotiated the project documentation (development agreements, AMO, O&M), followed-up on the operations, and performed a complete legal audit on all facilities and project companies.

  • Provided counsel and assistance to a lender in the financing of a wind farm of 7.05 MW. Audited the project and drafted financing documentation under French law.

  • Provided counsel and assistance to an institutional investor in the creation and subscription of a minority share in a project company developing a biomass electricity generation facility. Performed a full audit of the project, drafted and negotiated the investment protocol, all project contracts, acts of incorporation, and shareholders’ agreement for the SPV.

  • Assisted an investment funds (FPCI) in the issuance of convertible bonds (refinancing of a previous tranche of convertible bonds reaching maturity) by a holding company dedicated to investments in portfolios of roof-mounted solar electricity generation projects.

  • Provided counsel and assistance to a lender in the financing of a wind farm of 14 MW that was the object of a legal challenge. Audited the project and the financing structure, and then implemented an insurance-based solution.

  • Provided counsel and assistance to a lender in the refinancing of a 3 MWp ground-mounted solar power plant: structured the refinancing operation, drafted refinancing documentation under French law.

  • Provided counsel and assistance to a European energy group and an investment fund in the joing acquisition of two small-hydro portfolios: performed a legal audit of the operating companies and of all rights, contracts, and permits relevant to the facilities, and drafted binding offers.

  • Provided counsel and assistance to a European energy operator in the sale of a minority stake in Direct Energie.

  • Provided counsel and assistance to a developer and producer of renewable-source energy prior to the refinancing of 26 roof-mounted solar-energy facilities already in operation of a unitary power of between 36 kWp and 1,275 kWp, for a cumulative portfolio of over 10 MWp. Performed a legal audit of the 19 project companies and of all rights, contracts, and permits relevant to the facilities.  

 

2017

 

  • Provided joint counsel to an institutional investor, a turbine manufacturer and a developer of wind farms on the negotiation of contractual partnership documentation with a view to the development of over 70 MW of wind-farm projects. Drafted project company articles of incorporation, shareholders’ agreements, partnership agreement, development agreement, and shareholders’ current account agreements.

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