Laura Galbiati

Senior Associate
M&A and Project Contracts

Laura has a consolidated experience in M&A and private equity transactions in the Energy & Infrastructure sector, assisting sponsors, developers and investors in the acquisition or sale of shareholdings. In this context, she assists clients in drafting and negotiating all transaction documentation, including sale and purchase agreements, investment agreements, development agreements, as well as shareholders’ agreements.
Laura also has extensive experience in drafting and negotiating plant construction and management contracts and, more generally, project contracts (including BOP, TSA, asset management and supply (of components, biomass and other services) contracts). She also deals with the management of issues related to such contracts in the context of disputes between clients and contractors.

Laura also counsels clients on general corporate matters and day-to-day matters, including operating contracts management.
She has also gained specific experience in relation to Legislative Decree on the administrative liability of entities as part of the ongoing assistance Laura has provided to various clients.
Between 2015 and 2018, she spent a period of 8 months as secondee in the legal department at Siram by Veolia in Milan and a year in the Milan office of Banca Esperia, later acquired by Mediobanca.

Notable Experience

 

Representative transactions Laura has recently advised include assistance to:

 

Matrix Renewables, the TPG Rise-backed renewable energy platform, in a strategic joint venture agreement with EnergĂ­a Aljaval, a Spanish renewable energy company which operates internationally, for the co-development of at least 300MW of solar projects in Italy.

 

Hanwha Energy Corporation, in the drafting and negotiation of the transaction documents executed with Clean Capital Energy and Enervorum for the development of a 200 MW solar pipeline in Italy.

 

Volta Green Energy, in the negotiation of the transaction documentation relating to a binding agreement that envisages A2A becoming the majority shareholder and acquiring a pipeline of wind and photovoltaic projects with an expected installed capacity of around 800 MW.

 

Hanwha Energy Corporation, in the drafting and negotiation of the transaction documents executed with Clean Capital Energy and Enervorum for the development of a 200 MW solar pipeline in Italy.

 

Volta Green Energy, in the negotiation of the transaction documentation relating to a binding agreement that envisages A2A becoming the majority shareholder and acquiring a pipeline of wind and photovoltaic projects with an expected installed capacity of around 800 MW.

 

European Energy:

  • in the drafting and negotiation of complex M&A and project transaction documentation relating to the signing of a binding agreement for the sale and purchase of a portfolio of 5 photovoltaic plants with a total nominal capacity of approximately 120 MW;
  • in the drafting and negotiation of all transaction documentation related to the acquisition (through its Italian subsidiary) of 100% of ASI Troia FV1, a special purpose vehicle company owning a project for the construction of a high-voltage photovoltaic plant that is among the largest in Italy.

 

Acea Produzione, in the negotiation of O&M and asset management contracts for a portfolio of photovoltaic plants with a total capacity of 105 MW.

 

Foresight Group, in the drafting of the contracts for the construction and maintenance of the plant as well as of the contracts related to the supply of SOA and digestate collection, in the context of the arrangement and signing of a series of project bonds with a total value of EUR 12.8 million for the construction of a biogas plant in Sardinia with a capacity of approximately 30,000 tons/year.

 

MEAG, in the negotiation of the project contracts, from a bankability perspective, as part of the financing of a EUR 500 million project for the construction of 10 gas power plants developed by Metaenergia for the Italian market.

 

L&L Bio in the signing of agreements for the sale to Green Arrow Energy Fund of a majority shareholding in a company owning, through subsidiaries, 4 biomethane projects, each with a capacity of 300 Smc3/h.

 

Iren, in the M&A aspects related to the signing of binding agreements for the acquisition of authorisations and land rights for the development of two photovoltaic plants with a total capacity of 29.9 MWp.

Education

Law Degree, UniversitĂ  Cattolica del Sacro Cuore di Milano, Milan, 2009

 

BAR ADMISSION

Milan

Tel: +39 339 5037443

 

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