Energy: De Gaulle Fleurance & Associés assisted John Laing Group PLC in the sale of a portfolio of three wind power projects in France De Gaulle Fleurance & Associés (Sylvie Perrin, Gaïa Witz, Julie Cornély and Rachida Loumadine) advised John Laing Group PLC, an active British investor and manager of renewable infrastructure projects, on the sale of a portfolio of three wind energy projects in France.
This transaction, worth approximately €30 million, relates to the sale of three operating wind farms located in Pasilly in Burgundy, Sommette in Picardy and St Martin l'Ars in the Vienne region, representing a total capacity of 51.9 MW. UK-based John Laing PLC is active both as an investor and a manager of renewable infrastructure projects
, mainly in the United Kingdom, North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific. The purchaser, Greencoat Renewables PLC, is one of the investment vehicles of the Anglo-Saxon asset manager Greencoat Capital LLP, which specialises in renewable energy infrastructure assets. This transaction marks their first investment in the renewable energy market in continental Europe. John Laing Group PLC has been assisted throughout the transaction phase by Sylvie Perrin, Julie Cornély, Rachida Loumadine and Frédéric Paquet. For the vendor audit phase, the team members wereSylvie Perrin, Gaïa Witz, Julie Cornély, Rachida Loumadine, Lionel Attal, Claire Haas and Laura Ploy. John Laing Group PLC was also advised by CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP (London office: Danielle Heath, Brynn Horner and Brett Mendonca) on the English legal aspects of the transaction. Greencoat Renewables PLC was accompanied by Norton Rose Fulbright (in London, Stephen Rigby, Greg Smith and Ali Marley ; in Paris, Arnaud Bélisaire, Véronique Bruel, Amandine Delsaux, Clément Charon, Ambre Ouint-Vanlaer, Antoine Colonna and Cloé Mockel). “Our law firm is very active and has developed a strong expertise in assisting players in the energy transition and in particular investment funds"
, explains Sylvie Perrin, partner at De Gaulle Fleurance & Associés. "This is why John Laing Group PLC has trusted us to carry out all the necessary due diligence to secure and optimise this transaction. Our entire team worked in an integrated manner with that of CMS.”
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