Dr. Carla Luh

Dr. Carla Luh

Partner
Hamburg

Email carla.luh@​hoganlovells.com

Phone +49 40 419 93 0

Fax +49 40 419 93 200

LanguagesEnglish, German

Practice groupFinance

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

Carla Luh focuses on infrastructure finance, project finance and PPP. She advises lenders, sponsors, borrowers and investors on a wide range of international and domestic transactions. With many years' experience in drafting and negotiating project finance documentation she is the right person for advice in relation to complex infrastructure and energy projects. She brings extensive experience in the following sectors: renewables (onshore and offshore wind, solar), roads and social infrastructure.

The international legal directory Best Lawyers includes her in the very few Best Lawyers 2014 and 2015 in "Project Finance and Project Development" in Germany.

Carla is highly recommended for the financing aspects of PPP, infrastructure and energy projects, with clients highlighting her "very strong negotiation skills". One client adds: "I appreciate her accessibility and preparation for difficult negotiations. She works quickly and to a high standard. I would also like to highlight how pleasant it is to work with her." (Chambers Europe 2015)

Awards and recognitions

2018

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

2017

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

2016

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

2014/2015

Recommended lawyer for Project Finance and Development Practice
Best Lawyers

2018/2019

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

Education and admissions

Education

Second State Exam in Law, Regional Court of Mainz, 2009

First State Exam in Law, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, 2006

Representative experience

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

Advising international debt funds on the mezzanine financing of a large retail property in Germany.

Advising the financing banks/investors of a sponsor on the ongoing series of A-models of the new generation.

Advising the financing banks on the refinancing of a waste-to-energy project.

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 a bank on the financing of offshore wind farm projects in Germany.

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 HSH Nordbank AG (now Hamburg Commercial Bank AG) on the financing of an onshore wind farm in Ireland.

Advising Dekabank on the refinancing of the PPP project Zeughausareal Burgdorf in Switzerland.

Advising the financing bank on the acquisition and refinancing of a portfolio of 18 wind farms.

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