Global Infrastructure Partners’ Acquisition of wpd offshore GmbH from wpd AG

In UK Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, advised on the matter.

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP advised Global Infrastructure Partners with a team including Martin McElwee (Competition Law), Patrick Ko (Picture – Corporate M&A), Richard Lister (Corporate M&A).

Global Infrastructure Partners (‘GIP’) acquired wpd offshore GmbH from wpd AG. As a leading offshore project developer and independent renewables power producer (IRPP), wpd offshore GmbH is active in various European and Asia-Pacific markets.
 
With this investment, GIP further expands its renewables portfolio, noting offshore wind will be critical to net zero carbon targets and energy transition goals. Completion of the transaction is subject to customary regulatory approvals.
 
The Freshfields team was led by Global Transactions Partners Natascha Doll (Hamburg) and Patrick Ko (Picture – London) and included Counsel Mirko Masek, Principal Associate Carsten Bork, Associates Aleksandar Atanasov, Panagiota Kavvada and Cosmas Weigel (all Hamburg) as well as Partners Richard Lister (London) and Torsten Schreier (Frankfurt), Counsel Tomoko Nakajima (Tokyo), Principal Associate Stefan Bajohr (Düsseldorf), Associates Oscar Berry and Alexandra Sims (both London), Associates Ethan Donovan and Takahiro Sato (both Tokyo), Associate Nora Chekhab (Paris), Tainá Moreira de Araújo (Frankfurt, all Global Transactions).
 
They were supported in finance related questions by Partner Michael Josenhans, of Counsel David Reichert-Facilides, Counsel Nina Heym and Alexander Ruschkowski, Associate Marlin Jürgens (all Frankfurt) as well as Partner Pascal Cuche, Counsel Tanguy Bardet, Senior Associate David Albertini (all Paris).
 
Partner David Beutel, Counsel Martin Rehberg, Associate Maximilian Trappmann (all Munich) advised on tax matters.
 
Advice on antitrust and competition was provided by Partners Paul van den Berg (Amsterdam) and Martin J. McElwee (London/Brussels), Counsel François Gordon (Paris) and Special Counsel Meytal McCoy (Washington), Senior Associate Felix Roscam Abbing, Associates Mark Brabers and Vladya Reverdin (all Amsterdam), Associate Laéna Bouafy (Paris), Partners Helmut Bergmann and Frank Röhling, Counsel Uwe Salaschek, Principal Associate Ilka Oberländer, Associate Lara Steinbach (all Berlin). 
 
The team for employment law matters comprised Partners Boris Dzida and Klaus-Stefan Hohenstatt (both Hamburg), Partner Christel Cacioppo (Paris), Principal Associates Nicklas Eckert and Judith Römer, Associates Hubertus Reinbach (all Hamburg) and Lucie Plan (Paris).
 
Partner Michael Ramb (Düsseldorf/Berlin), Counsel Sascha Arnold (Hamburg), Associate Tobias Klatt (Düsseldorf) advised on environment, planning and regulatory.
 

Involved fees earner: David Albertini – Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP; Sascha Arnold – Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP; Aleksandar Atanasov – Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP; Stefan Bajohr – Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP; Tanguy Bardet – Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP; Helmut Bergmann – Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP; David Beutel – Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP; Carsten Bork – Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP; Laéna Bouafy – Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP; Mark Brabers – Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP; Christel Cacioppo – Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP; Pascal Cuche – Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP; Natascha Doll – Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP; Ethan Donovan – Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP; Boris Dzida – Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP; Nicklas Eckert – Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP; François Gordon – Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP; Nina Heym – Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP; Klaus-Stefan Hohenstatt – Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP; Michael Josenhans – Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP; Panagiota Kavvada – Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP; Patrick Ko – Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP; Richard Lister – Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP; Mirko Masek – Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP; Martin McElwee – Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP; Tomoko Nakajima – Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP; Ilka Oberländer – Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP; Lucie Plan – Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP; Michael Ramb – Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP; Martin Rehberg – Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP; Hubertus Reinbach – Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP; Vladya Reverdin – Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP; Frank Röhling – Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP; Judith Römer – Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP; Felix Roscam Abbing – Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP; Alexander Ruschkowski – Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP; Uwe Salaschek – Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP; Takahiro Sato – Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP; Torsten Schreier – Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP; Alexandra Sims – Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP; Lara Steinbach – Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP; Maximilian Trappmann – Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP; Paul Van Den Berg – Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP; Cosmas Weigel – Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP; Meytal McCoy – Mayer Brown;

Law Firms: Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP; Mayer Brown;

Clients: Global Infrastructure Partners;

Author: Giulia Di Palma