International legal practice Osborne Clarke has advised John Laing plc on the acquisition of wind park Horath of Schöller Wind GmbH. Its acquisition will increase John Laing’s total capacity of all onshore wind parks in Germany to 120 megawatts (MW).

The wind park has a total installed capacity of approximately 29,7 MW consisting of 9 wind turbines with an output of up to 3.3 MW.

John Laing is a publicly listed company developing and operating privately financed infrastructure and public projects. The company is active in the area of renewable energies and various international markets. The wind park Horath is John Laing’s second onshore wind project in Germany. This acquisition is in line with the expansion strategy in the Germany onshore wind market.

The Osborne Clarke team that advised John Laing on the transaction was led by Partners Dr Christoph Torwegge and Dr Isabella Niklas (both M&A, Energy law) who were assisted by Thomas Schnabel, Rüdiger Bonnmann, Janos Mahlo,  Philipp-Gerald Hammes, Katrin Hahn (all Real Estate law), Dr Thies Goldner (Renewable Energy law), Marlen Mach (Commercial law), Alexandra Nautsch (M&A, Energy law), Dr Daniel Breuer (Energy law), Dr Thomas Lindner (Energy law and Project contracts), Dr Antje Günther, Mark Gebauer (both Finance) and Dr Sebastian Hack (Competition law).

Osborne Clarke advises John Laing on a regular basis on wind park acquisitions, most recently on the acquisition of wind park Klettwitz Schipkau-Nord of Ventotec GmbH.

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