The Renewables Infrastructure Group Limited’s Acquisition And Financing Of Four French Onshore Wind Farms


Watson Farley & Williams has advised British investment fund The Renewables Infrastructure Group Limited 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, lastly, 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 Renewables Infrastructure Group (LSE: TRIG) is a large British investment trust dedicated to investments in assets generating electricity from renewable sources.

The WFW Paris team advising TRIG was led by Partners Laurent Battoue (Picture) 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.

Involved fees earner: Yassine Allam – Watson Farley & Williams; Laurent Battoue – Watson Farley & Williams; Antoine Bois-Minot – Watson Farley & Williams; Jonathan Djenaoussine – Watson Farley & Williams; Arnaud Félix – Watson Farley & Williams; Romain Girtanner – Watson Farley & Williams; Noëlène Grenard – Watson Farley & Williams; Patricia Haas – Watson Farley & Williams; Steven Hochman – Watson Farley & Williams; Hélène Ibos – Watson Farley & Williams; Laurence Martinez-Bellet – Watson Farley & Williams; Anis Mezni – Watson Farley & Williams; Guillaume Pouyet – Watson Farley & Williams; Pierre Thévenin-Montefiore – Watson Farley & Williams; Arnaud Troizier – Watson Farley & Williams; Marine Yzquierdo – Watson Farley & Williams;

Law Firms: Watson Farley & Williams;

Clients: The Renewables Infrastructure Group Limited (TRIG);