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Dr. Tobias Faber

Partner
Frankfurt

Dr. Tobias Faber

'Charismatic' lawyer Tobias Faber is a 'widely recognised young partner' who has an exceptional legal knowledge and an outstanding technical affinity to answer your legal questions regarding energy, infrastructure and engineering projects. He handles effectively the most complex and largest cross border energy and, in particular, energy-from-waste projects in markets such as Germany, UK, Brazil, and Middle East.

Tobias has a fantastic in-sight into the contemporary domestic and international energy and engineering market which is instrumental for the success of your project. Whether you need advice on project documentation and agreements (EPC and EPC-subcontracts), O&M agreements, financing documentation, project M&A agreements, or project-related conflicts, Tobias will always provide clear-sighted advice throughout the entire life cycle of your project. He 'does much more than expected' and is great at 'tracking open issues' while dealing with his clients, who are sponsors, contractors, lenders, general planers and investors of a project. When acting in court proceedings Tobias gets 'heavily involved' and has the ability to successfully enforce his client's interests.

As a former member of the regional parliament and former head of the administrative council of a municipal enterprise Tobias is sensitized to issues in the public-private environment. Coupled with his 'excellent dedication to the client' he is your 'Go-To' lawyer for international energy and energy-from-waste projects as well as projects within the engineering context. The combination of technical know-how, exceptional legal and negotiation skills as well as his structured way of strategic thinking distinguishes Tobias. Tobias completed his studies in Frankfurt and Gießen, supplemented by a study abroad in Cape Town. Since 2008 Tobias is giving lectures in 'Renewable Energy Finance' at the prestigious Frankfurt School of Finance & Management.

"Excellent dedication to the client"

Chambers Europe, 2012

Representative Experience

Advising a German sponsor and EPC contractor in connection with the participation in several tenders in the UK and Northern Ireland for the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC), financing and operation of energy-from-waste plants. He advised and negotiated in particular numerous complex EPC (sub)contracts under UK law in a PFI, back-to-back and project financing requirements.

Advising a globally active German project developer in connection with the intended construction and operation of numerous innovative ash processing facilities, partly through complex joint venture structures.

Advising a leading general planner relating to several project developments within the energy sector as well as with respect to EPC, EPCM, and subcontracts for several coal, gas and energy-from-waste power plants in Europe, Middle East and South America.

Advising an international EPC contractor in its participation as sponsor and/or EPC contractor in several energy-from-waste power plants in Germany, UK, Spain, Qatar, Italy and Finland, including the negotiation of approximately 60 waste supply agreements. In addition, he successfully advised the same client in relation to its role as EPC Contractor for the implementation of the biggest European energy-from-waste project - Awarded Best Waste Project 2010 at the Public: Private Finance Awards 2010.

Advising several companies in the energy sector as well as infrastructure funds in connection with the acquisition of scheduled and executed power plant projects (CCGT, biomass, geothermal, energy-from-waste) in Germany and the UK. This included, in particular, structuring the acquisition process, due diligence as well as drafting and negotiating the share purchase agreements.

Representing German and international employers, project developers, plant manufacturers and sponsors in the energy sector in connection with the enforcement of or defence against claims before state courts or arbitral tribunals (DIS, ICC, DIAC), including all methods of alternative dispute resolution.

Education and admissions

Memberships

  • DGAW e.V.
  • DIS 40
  • International Project Finance Association
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