Oliver Sikora



Oliver’s practice focuses on the financing aspects of transactions, with particular expertise across project finance, debt capital markets and derivatives, advising from both a lender and borrower perspective.

Oliver works primarily on domestic and cross-border transactions in the renewable energy space, and also has experience advising on deals in the transport sector.

    • Ørsted Onshore A/S on its agreement to acquire Brookfield Renewable’s Irish and UK onshore wind business. The agreement is based on an enterprise valuation of EUR 571 million as of 31 December 2020 (subject to customary adjustments) and marks Ørsted’s entry into the European onshore market. With the acquisition, Ørsted is acquiring one of Europe’s leading integrated renewable energy platforms, including 389MW under construction and in operation, 149MW in advanced development and more than a 1 GW development pipeline in Ireland and the UK.
    • A syndicate of international and local commercial banks, life insurance companies and cover providers (including ECAs) on the US$3bn project financing of the Changfang and Xidao Taiwanese offshore wind project being developed by Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners, Taiwan Life Insurance Co., Ltd. and TransGlobe Life Insurance Inc.
    • Lightsource BP on an innovative £180m “whole-business” style holdco debt financing for its international portfolio of 100+ solar projects with an aggregate generating capacity of approximately 700 MW.
    • Nord/LB on the project financing of the 307 MW Hästkullen wind farm and the 167 MW Björnlandhöjden wind farm, both located in Sweden and together one of Europe’s largest onshore wind clusters. The financing included ECA-backing by Euler Hermes and one of Europe’s largest corporate PPAs to date in the onshore wind sector.
    • Advising a consortium of lenders comprising SMBC, Helaba and NatWest, on the £243m refinancing of a 351 MW portfolio of 28 operating solar PV assets in England and Wales, owned by Foresight Group.
    • The institutional investors on an award winning £1.3bn bond to finance the acquisition by PKA and PFA of a 50% stake in the 659 MW Walney Extension UK offshore wind farm.
    • Bayerische Landesbank on the sale of three PV projects having a non-cross-collateralised C.I.C. financing structure.

    Please note, Oliver's experience includes that prior to joining Orrick.