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David Gherdane, M.Jur. (Oxford)

Senior Associate
Hamburg

David Gherdane, M.Jur. (Oxford)
Languages
English, French, German
Practice Group
Finance

David Gherdane focuses on advising lenders and sponsors in relation to infrastructure and energy projects including PPPs both on project and finance issues. He has profound experience in drafting and negotiating supply, maintenance, construction, project and finance contracts.

David studied law in Hamburg, London and Oxford. 

Representative experience

Advising a contractor on the tender procedures and contract negotiations with regard to an HVDC grid connection system in the North Sea.

Advising a contractor in litigation procedures in connection with delayed completions of HVDC grid connection projects and defence of corresponding employers' claims.

Advising a contractor on the ongoing project execution for several HVDC grid connection projects including ongoing contract amendments.

Advising a contractor on the tender procedure and contract negotiation for a cross-border HVDC interconnector project.

Advising a turbine manufacturer on the tender/contract negotiations for subcontracts for the transport and installation part of an offshore wind farm in the North Sea.

Advising a manufacturer on negotiations for turbine supply and service agreements for offshore wind farms in Germany and Belgium with a capacity of approx. 800 MW.

Advising a manufacturer on contract amendments for supply and service agreements and on the ongoing execution of an offshore wind farm project.

Advising project companies on the contract drafting/negotiations for turbine service agreements for two offshore wind farms with a capacity of up to approx. 900 MW.

Advising the project company Merkur Offshore GmbH on the financing and further development of a 400 MW offshore wind farm in the North Sea.

Advising financing banks on the project financing of several onshore wind farms in Germany.

Advising an insurance company on its investment plans in several onshore wind farms with regard to the project contract and real estate law matters.

Advising an investor on EPC and service agreements for two solar farms in the United Kingdom.

Advising a cable manufacturer on the ongoing project execution for a grid connection project in the Baltic Sea.

Education and admissions

Education

  • Second State Exam in Law, Higher Regional Court of Hamburg, 2013
  • M.Jur., Christ Church, University of Oxford, 2008
  • First State Exam in Law, Bucerius Law School Hamburg, 2006
  • LL.B., Bucerius Law School Hamburg, 2004

Memberships

  • Hanseatic Chamber of Lawyers in Hamburg
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