Dr. Carla Luh | Hamburg | Hogan Lovells

Dr. Carla Luh

Partner Corporate & Finance

Languages

English, German

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Dr. Carla Luh
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  • Overview
  • Experience
  • Credentials
  • Insights and events
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“Carla Luh positively distinguishes herself from partners at other firms. She has extensive knowledge of the transactions and an incredible drive.”

Client, Legal 500 Germany, 2021

Carla Luh leads the finance practice group in Germany as well as our Infrastructure, Energy, Resources and Projects Practice Group in Germany and focuses with her practice on the financing of complex transactions in the infrastructure, renewables and real estate space. She advises lenders, sponsors, borrowers and investors on a wide range of international and domestic transactions in these sectors. With many years of experience in the drafting and negotiating of finance deals, she is the right person with the necessary project management and negotiation skills to bring your financing transactions successfully to financial close.

Carla is regularly recognized and recommended for her work by numerous leading lawyer handbooks. The international legal directory Best Lawyers for example includes her in the very few Best Lawyers in "Project Finance and Project Development" in Germany since 2014. Chambers Europe 2023 writes: “Carla Luh supports us in a highly professional, pragmatic and solution-oriented manner. She is always reachable, client-oriented and has an extremely high deliverability.” Legal 500 Germany 2022 adds: “She is very trustworthy to work with. She is very available and responds extremely quickly, even under extreme pressure. At the same time, she knows how to explain complex topics in a simple and understandable way. In negotiations, her well-structured arguments and quick-wittedness are a real plus. She never loses sight of the big picture, which makes her a first-class lawyer.”

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Clients find that she has “excellent experience, is diplomatic and a very strong negotiator,” adding that she “takes the lead in order to move the project forward, always keeping an overview and she knows which relevant steps are necessary to solve problems in an efficient manner.”

Chambers Europe, 2021

Representative experience

Advising Luxcara along with its project companies on the financing of a 315.7 MWp photovoltaic portfolio located in Denmark.

Advising Mediobanca and Natixis on the financing package supporting Energy Infrastructure Partners’ equity investment in Italian energy company ENI Plenitude.

Advising an international consortium of banks on a EUR 203 million project refinancing agreement for Spanish solar parks of Encavis AG.

Advising Berenberg Green Energy Junior Debt Funds on the unitranche financing of a photovoltaic portfolio in Germany.

Advising Northern Fiber Holding GmbH on the financing of EUR 175 million for the expansion of its fiber optic networks.

Advising the borrower on the EUR 4.4 billion financing of Baltic Power offshore wind project in Poland.

Advising an international consortium of banks on a EUR 180 million debt bridge financing facility to support photovoltaic projects of Encavis AG.

Advising the Statkraft Group on the acquisition of 337 MW onshore wind turbines in Germany and France, a wind farm portfolio formerly owned by Breeze Two.

Advising DIF Capital Partners, metrofibre and Essener Versorgungs- und Verkehrsgesellschaft mbH on a EUR 120 million green loan financing for the German fiber optic project ruhrfibre.

Advising international solar developer ib vogt GmbH on a EUR 350 million financing agreement with Santander Corporate & Investment Banking for a renewable assets platform.

Advising UBS Asset Management Real Estate & Private Markets and Northern Fiber Holding GmbH on the signing of a EUR 550 million financing package for the expansion of its fiber networks.

Advising a consortium of banks on the signing of a large debt financing package for Intermediate Capital Group controlled German fiber company TNG Glasfaser GmbH.

Advising an international consortium of banks on a facility agreement of EUR 1.035 billion for Frankfurt-based data center operator maincubes.

Advising on the refinancing of a geothermal power plant owned by a leading UK infrastructure investor.

Advising iCON Infrastructure’s fibre and telecoms network provider Strategic Fiber Networks GmbH on a EUR 95 million debt financing for its fibre roll-out.

Advising EB - Sustainable Investment Management (EB-SIM) and LHI Group on the acquisition of the Swedish windfarm project Aldermyrberget

Advising Berenberg Green Energy Junior Debt Funds on the portfolio financing of solar parks in Italy and Chile.

Advising Basalt Infrastructure Partners III controlled optical fiber company goetel GmbH in relation to a loan financing of EUR 345 million for its fiber network roll-out.

Advising the Statkraft Group on the acquisition of the Breeze Three wind portfolio with a total capacity of over 350 MW in Germany and France.

Advising Encavis AG on the acquisition of the 21,5 MW wind farm Paltusmäki in Finland

Advising Berenberg Green Energy Junior Debts Funds on the financing of renewable projects in Finland and Spain

Advising the sponsors on the successful bidding and financial close for Kuwait’s Umm Al-Hayman PPP megaproject, one of the largest and most complex wastewater projects in the world.

Advising EIB and LBBW on the financing of four wind farms with a total capacity of 102.5 MW in Poland.

Advising Hamburg Commercial Bank on the project financing of Swedish onshore wind farm Målarberget with 27 Vestas wind turbines and 113 MW nominal power.

Advising Silenos on the project financing of the geothermal power plant “Bruck” located in Southern Germany.

Advising Northland Power Inc. and Yushan Energy Company Ltd. on the project development of the offshore wind farm Hai Long in Taiwan.

Advising the Starwind Consortium on the project financing of the offshore wind farm Yunlin.

Advising Northland Power on the acquisition and project financing of the offshore wind farm Deutsche Bucht.

Advising the offshore wind farm Merkur on project financing.

Advising German fiber provider Stiegeler Group on securing a EUR 58 million financing package from Kommunalkredit Austria AG for its FTTH roll-out.

Advising DZ BANK AG on the financing of the repowering project “Windpark Halenbeck-Warnsdorf” in the Brandenburg district of Prignitz.

Advising DZ Bank AG on a leasing financing for the construction of a logistics center.

Advising Nord/LB on the financing of an onshore wind farm in Sweden.

Advising lenders on the financing of onshore wind farms in Sweden, Denmark and other Nordic countries.

Credentials

Education
  • Second State Exam in Law, Regional Court of Mainz, 2009
  • First State Exam in Law, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, 2006

Recognition

Project Finance Deal of the Year: Baltic Power Offshore Wind Project

IFLR Europe Award

2024
Europe Deal of the Year: Baltic Power

PFI Award

2023
Digital Infrastructure Deal of the Year: Maincubes

IJGlobal Award

2023
Renewable Energy Deal of the Year: Baltic Power

IJGlobal Award

2023
Recommended Lawyer for Projects - Band 2

Chambers Europe

2024
Recommended Lawyer for Projects - Band 2

Chambers Europe

2023
Recommended Lawyer for Banking and Finance: Regulatory

Chambers Europe, Chambers Global

2023
Recommended Lawyer for Energy

Legal 500 Germany

2024
Next Generation Partner - Energy

Legal 500 Germany

2024
Recommended Lawyer for Construction (including Construction Litigation)

Legal 500 Germany

2024
Recommended Lawyer for Project Finance

Legal 500 Germany

2024
Next Generation Partner - Project Finance

Legal 500 Germany

2024
Recommended Lawyer for Real Estate Finance

Legal 500 Germany

2024
Recommended Lawyer for Lending and Borrowing

Legal 500 Germany

2024
Recommended Lawyer for Real Estate Financing

Legal 500 Germany

2023
Recommended Lawyer for Lending and Borrowing

Legal 500 Germany

2023
Recommended Lawyer for Project Finance

Legal 500 Germany

2023
Next Generation Partner - Project Finance

Legal 500 Germany

2023
Recommended Lawyer for Construction Law (including Construction Litigation)

Legal 500 Germany

2023
Often recommended for Loans and Acquisition Financing

JUVE Handbook

2023/2024
Often recommended for Energy: Transactions/Financing

JUVE Handbook

2023/2024
Often recommended for Transport: Financing

JUVE Handbook

2023/2024
Often recommended for Loans and Acquisition Financing

JUVE Handbook

2022/2023
Often recommended for Energy: Transactions/Financing

JUVE Handbook

2022/2023
Often recommended for Transport: Financing

JUVE Handbook

2022/2023
Recommended Lawyer for Project Finance and Development Practice

Best Lawyers

2014-2024