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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Carla Luh delivers to the deadline when needed and wanted and she is also proactive.

Chambers Europe, 2023

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. Legal 500 Germany 2021 writes: “The team led by Carla Luh excels in many ways. In addition to detailed knowledge of the transaction, Carla also brings her enthusiasm to the table. If for some reason the negotiations reach a dead end, Carla leads the banking syndicate with very creative solutions.” Legal Germany 2021 adds: “Carla Luh has unique leadership skills. In addition to her deep knowledge of the transaction, she also contributes in a very constructive way. Carla Luh leads an outstanding team, including Amy Wienke and Marco Weibrecht, who are both exceptional. Carla Luh is different from partners in other law firms in a positive sense. Great knowledge of transactions and incredible drive.”

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The "very skillful" Carla Luh advises lenders and sponsors on infra-structure and energy projects, particularly in renewable energy sector and motorway projects.

Chambers Europe, 2017

Representative experience

Advising  a consortium of banks on 180 million Euro debt bridge financing facility for 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 international solar developer ib vogt GmbH on a EUR 350 million financing agreement with Santander Corporate & Investment Banking.

Advising UBS Asset Management Real Estate & Private Markets and Northern Fiber Holding GmbH on the signing of a large debt 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 fibre company TNG Glasfaser GmbH.

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

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

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

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

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

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 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 fibre provider Stiegeler Group on securing a EUR 58 million (including accordion facilities) financing package from Kommunalkredit Austria AG.

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

Europe Deal of the Year: Baltic Power

PFI Award 2023

2023
Recommended Lawyer for Projects - Tier 2

Chambers Europe

2023
Recommended Lawyer for Banking and Finance: Regulatory

Chambers Europe, Chambers Global

2023
Recommended Lawyer for Real Estate Financing

Legal 500 Germany

2023
Recommended Lawyer for Credit Law

Legal 500 Germany

2023
Recommended Lawyer for Project Finance

Legal 500 Germany

2023
Recommended Lawyer for Construction Law (including Dispute Resolution)

Legal 500 Germany

2023
Next generation name for Project Finance

Legal 500 Germany

2023
Often recommended for Energy Law: Transactions/Financing

JUVE Handbook

2022/2023
Often recommended for Transport: Financing

JUVE Handbook

2022/2023
Often recommended for Loans and Acquisition Financing

JUVE Handbook

2022/2023
Notable practitioner for Project Finance, Energy and Transport

IFLR 1000

2022
Banking and Finance: Project Finance, Germany, Recommended

Legal 500 EMEA

2019-2020
Banking and Finance: Project Finance, Germany, Next Generation Partner

Legal 500 EMEA

2019-2020
Industry Focus: Energy

Legal 500 EMEA

2019
Public Sector: PPP, Next Generation

Legal 500 EMEA

2019
Banking and Finance: Lending and Borrowing, Germany, Recommended

Legal 500 EMEA

2019
Carla is recognized in the Legal 500 2018 and 2019 ranking as the only lawyer in the financing sector as “Name of the Next Generation”.

Legal 500

2018/2019
Banking and Finance: Project Finance, Next Generation

Legal 500 EMEA

2018-2019
Public Sector: PPP

Legal 500 EMEA

2018
Carla Luh was included in the 2018 Edition of Best Lawyers™ in Germany for Project Finance and Development Practice

Best Lawyers

2018
Carla Luh was included in the 2017 Edition of Best Lawyers™ in Germany for Project Finance and Development Practice

Best Lawyers

2017
Carla Luh was included in the 2016 Edition of Best Lawyers™ in Germany for Project Finance and Development Practice

Best Lawyers

2016
Recommended lawyer for Project Finance and Development Practice

Best Lawyers

2014/2015