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Rodrigo Berasategui

WFW expands Madrid office with new project finance partner hire

26 September 2012

Watson, Farley & Williams, a leading international law firm, is pleased to announce that it has appointed project finance partner Rodrigo Berasategui Verastegui to its Madrid office.

Rodrigo advises public and private developers and banks, insurers and specialist funds on project development and financing on high-profile energy and infrastructure projects in Spain and Latin America. He worked on the €1.42bn financing of Acciona’s renewables portfolio and more recently led the legal team on the financing of the first hybrid thermosolar/biomass project in the world. The 22.5 MW project is located in Catalonia (Spain).

He has particular experience in renewable energy financings, especially thermosolar power projects, and has also worked on infrastructure financing.

Rodrigo previously practised at Garrigues in Madrid, which he joined in 2000.

María Pilar García, partner and head of the Madrid office commented: “Rodrigo brings some valuable project finance expertise to our offering in Madrid, and I look forward very much to him being part of our team at this exciting point in our development.”

Charles July, partner and head of WFW’s Project Finance practice commented: “Across Europe, our project finance work is growing in profile and volume. The addition of Rodrigo to our Madrid office will help propel this growth, as well as strengthen our European and Latin American expertise.”

On his arrival at WFW Madrid, Rodrigo Berasategui Verastegui commented: “WFW’s sector strength makes it a perfect match for my own project finance expertise, and I am thrilled to be joining the firm.”