Michael Folsom

Michael Folsom
Associate

LONDON

T: +44 20 7814 8000
D: +44 20 7814 8067
M: +44 7720 947099

Summary Open

Michael is an Associate in the firm’s Energy & Infrastructure group in London.

He trained at Watson Farley & Williams in 2011 and qualified as a solicitor in 2013. He specialises in banking and finance transactions, acting for and advising sponsors and lenders on their loan and security documentation. Since joining Watson Farley & Williams, Michael has worked in the firm’s London and Greek offices and has also been seconded to a commercial bank.

Experience Open

    Michael’s experience includes advising:
    • Canadian Solar on its sale of a 142 MW solar PV portfolio with an enterprise value of c. £191.2m to Greencoat Solar Assets II Ltd, a fund managed by Greencoat Capital.
    • Institutional investors on a £1.3bn investment-grade bond in relation to the acquisition by leading Danish pension funds PKA and PFA of a 50% stake in 659 MW Walney Extension offshore wind farm from Ørsted (formerly DONG Energy). The deal is valued at £2bn, of which £1.3bn is being funded through the issuance of the bond.
    • Royal Bank of Scotland Plc in the provision of a post-construction refinancing for a portfolio of 16 solar projects.
    • Investec Bank Plc on the provision of an acquisition financing loan to Ingenious Clean Energy for the purchase of two solar project companies.
    • KGAL, the purchaser on the share purchase agreement for a post-construction UK solar project.
    • Solaria Energia y Medio Ambiente, the seller on the share purchase agreement for a pre-construction UK solar project.
    • Solaria Energia y Medio Ambiente, the seller on the asset purchase agreement for a pre-construction UK solar project.
    • Venn Partners LLP, the lender in the provision of both pre- and post-construction financing for a portfolio of five solar projects.

Education Open

  • 2010-2011: BPP, London LPC Distinction
  • 2009-2010: BPP, London GDL Distinction
  • 2006-2009: Durham University BA (Hons)

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