Ravetto Associés has proven expertise in two areas of corporate law: acquisitions and takeovers, and general corporate law.
Acquisitions or takeovers of energy companies:
- Legal audit of target companies on the regulatory, permitting, corporate law, contractual, financial, fiscal and labor aspects.
- Drafting and assistance in the negotationof agreements for the sale of shares and shareholders’ agreements, if applicable. .
General Corporate Law:
- Drafting of corporate documentation and performance of formalities relating to shareholders’ meetings and meetings of the board of directors.
- Assistance during operations affecting the life of the company: replacement of directors, increase/decrease in share capital, and any changes to the articles of incorporation.
Provided counsel and assistance to an institutional investor within the framework of the acquisition of a stake in a project company including an actively-operated portfolio of over 200 MW (wind and solar) and a portfolio in development of over 400 MW (wind and solar): drafted and negotiated the partnership agreement, drafted a memorandum of structure, negotiated shareholders’ agreements and contracts of sale of shares in the various project companies, negotiated the project documentation (development contracts, AMO, O&M), performed a full legal audit of all plants and project companies.
Provided counsel and assistance to a European energy operator in the framework of the sale of a minority stake in the share capital of Direct Energie.
Joint counsel to an institutional investor, a developer, and a manufacturer of wind turbines within the framework of the negotiation of a partnership agreement for the development of over 70 MW of wind farms: drafted the project company articles of association, shareholders’ agreements, partnership agreement, development agreement, and shareholders’ current account agreements.