Legalcommunity | February.05.2019
Leading Italian legal publication Legalcommunity recognized Orrick as Renewable Energy Firm of the Year during the publication’s Energy Awards 2019 event, held January 31 in Milan. This is the most prestigious award in the Italian renewables sector.
In awarding this year’s prize, the jury highlighted the strength of our team, led by Carlo Montella: “A very well-structured team, led by a solid leader and with great skills. Their business-oriented approach is often crucial to closing even the most intricate of transactions.”
Over the past year, the team has advised on some of the biggest renewable transactions in Italy, including advising Canadian Solar in its 10-year PPA with TrailStone GmbH, which is believed to be the longest-term PPA for a fully unsubsidized solar PV portfolio signed to date in Italy; Glennmont Partners in the sale of an 85.4 MW Italian solar portfolio to Tages; iCON Infrastructure in its acquisition of sanitary and industrial waste company Eco Eridania S.p.A.; PLT Energia in a hybrid financing transaction involving nine wind plants with a total installed capacity of 110.6 MW; and Eco Eridania S.p.A. in a complex refinancing transaction.
Congratulations to our Italian renewables team of Carlo Montella, Andrea Gentili, Pina Lombardi, Celeste Mellone, Daria Buonfiglio, Simonetta Formentini, Marcello Montresor, Alberto Tedeschi, Paola Alberta Esposito, Ignazio d’Andria, Jacopo Giansante, Benedetta Vitale and Milvio Delfini.
Orrick was named Legalcommunity’s Energy Firm of the Year in both 2018 and 2016, and Carlo was recognized as Renewables Lawyer of the Year in 2017.