As an experienced renewable energy and financing specialist I advise companies, investors and financing institutions in the successful realisation of their projects with a particular knowledge of the French and German market.

I work across corporate, financing, project-related and investment matters. I assist with energy and energy-efficiency projects from their inception, taking into consideration the legal aspects as well as the strategic, tax and economic issues.

I'm delighted to have project developers, public and private investors and financing institutions as clients. Their different needs enable me to stay alert and to grant a proper risk assessment in a dynamic and demanding environment.

I advise project developers and utilities or aggregators on all aspects of the development process and contractual schemes to be implemented, including energy trading, investors on renewables M&A acquisitions (SPA, due diligence for wind farms, solar, biogas, biomass) in France, and banks on all aspects of project financing including both French and German legal documentation in French, German or English language.

My particular expertise includes corporate M&A transactions, acting for banks on the project financing for renewable energy projects (loan agreements and securities concepts, legal opinions), setting up energy trading-related contracts; providing due diligence reports and acquisition concepts for energy-related projects; negotiating FIDIC based and EPC contracts as well as technical and commercial management agreements and advising on project development services.

I work closely with the other energy & utilities specialists at Bird & Bird, as well as Bird & Bird's Corporate, Commercial and Banking & Finance teams in France, Germany and internationally.

Before joining Bird & Bird in 2019, I was managing partner for over 13 years in a German law firm in Paris, managing transactions and financing involving both French, German and international clients.

I have been a Member of the Steering Committee (comité de pilotage) of the German-French Office for Energy Transition (OFATE) and I am qualified to practice as both an Avocat in France and Rechtsanwältin in Germany.

  • Advising Norddeutsche Landesbank and SaarLB in a financing and change of control portfolio deal of eight project companies combining more than 100 MW installed wind energy in France.
  • Advising BayWa r.e. in the acquisition of two windfarm projects in France.
  • Advising Volkswind GmbH for the financing and due diligence process of windfarms in France.
  • Advising an international developer in the framework of insolvency proceedings of German windturbine manufacturer Senvion GmbH.
  • Advised NordLB in the framework of an onshore windfarm financing.
  • Advised international Bank with respect to a change of control operation of a French onshore windfarm.
  • Advising Cable Manufacturer with respect to RTE offshore tender for cabling French offshore projects.
  • Advised Envitec AG with respect to several French biogas installations.
Education
  • University of Munich, First German State Exam
  • Kammergericht Berlin, Second German State Exam
  • University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas (Maîtrise), LL.M. French and European Business Law, Paris
Admissions
  • Paris Bar Admission 2001
  • German Bar Admission 1997