Watson Farley & Williams (“WFW”) has advised Natixis, S.A. Sucursal en España (“Natixis”) on the project financing of three photovoltaic plants owned by Matrix Renewables with a total installed capacity of 128.99 MW located in Almonte, Huelva, Spain. Natixis acted as lender for the credit facility granted to Matrix Renewables via its subsidiary MR Rocio […]
Watson Farley & Williams has advised Banco Santander on a €1bn green loan with a European Export Credit Agency guarantee granted to Iberdrola for the financing of the acquisition of turbines for both onshore and offshore windfarm projects in Spain, Poland, Greece, Germany and the United Kingdom. The financing, which has a maximum maturity term […]
Technological innovation is revolutionising the energy sector, but there is a lack of clarity regarding the future regulation of the market
The increasing use of power purchase agreements (PPAs) in the energy sector could offset the impact of the uncertainty created by the end of the government’s regulatory period next year, according to EY Abogados partner Félix Plasencia.
Green bonds allow issuers to diversify their investor base, while they can also help companies to improve their corporate image and green credentials
The emergence of merchant projects without regulated incomes has marked the beginning of a new era in the Spanish renewable energy market
A growing need for regulatory advice, as well as increasing uncertainty regarding the tax framework for Portugal’s renewable energy sector, is driving demand for legal advice
Investors in Portugal’s renewable energy market have endured a turbulent few years. Profitable projects ran into difficulties in 2012 after the Portuguese government cut back on generous industry incentives as part of its bailout plan.
International investment funds are targeting greenfield projects in the Spanish renewables sector, a trend that could generate significant demand for legal advice