Dr. Carla Luh

Dr. Carla Luh

Partner
Hamburg

Email carla.luh@​hoganlovells.com

Phone +49 40 419 93 0

Fax +49 40 419 93 200

LanguagesEnglish, German

Practice groupCorporate & Finance

The "very skillful" Carla Luh advises lenders and sponsors on infra-structure and energy projects, particularly in renewable energy sector and motorway projects.

Chambers Europe, 2017

Carla Luh leads our Infrastructure, Energy, Resources and Projects Practice Group in Germany and focuses on infrastructure finance, project finance and PPP. She advises lenders, sponsors, borrowers and investors on a wide range of international and domestic transactions. With many years' experience in drafting and negotiating project finance documentation she is the right person for advice in relation to complex infrastructure and energy projects. She brings extensive experience in the following sectors: renewables (onshore and offshore wind, solar), roads and social infrastructure. 

She is regularly recognized and recommended for her work by numerous leading lawyer handbooks. The international legal directory Best Lawyers for example includes her in the very few Best Lawyers in "Project Finance and Project Development" in Germany since 2014. Legal 500 Germany 2021 writes: “The team led by Carla Luh excels in many ways. In addition to detailed knowledge of the transaction, Carla also brings her enthusiasm to the table. If for some reason the negotiations reach a dead end, Carla leads the banking syndicate with very creative solutions.” Legal Germany 2021 adds: “Carla Luh has unique leadership skills. In addition to her deep knowledge of the transaction, she also contributes in a very constructive way. Carla Luh leads an outstanding team, including Amy Bruland and Marco Weibrecht, who are both exceptional. Carla Luh is different from partners in other law firms in a positive sense. Great knowledge of transactions and incredible drive.”

Awards and recognitions

2019

Industry Focus: Energy
Legal 500 EMEA

2019

Public Sector: PPP, Next Generation
Legal 500 EMEA

2018/2019

Carla is recognized in the Legal 500 2018 and 2019 ranking as the only lawyer in the financing sector as “Name of the Next Generation”.
Legal 500

2018-2019

Banking and Finance: Project Finance, Next Generation
Legal 500 EMEA

2018

Public Sector: PPP
Legal 500 EMEA

2018

Carla Luh was included in the 2018 Edition of Best Lawyers™ in Germany for Project Finance and Development Practice
Best Lawyers

2017

Carla Luh was included in the 2017 Edition of Best Lawyers™ in Germany for Project Finance and Development Practice
Best Lawyers

2016

Carla Luh was included in the 2016 Edition of Best Lawyers™ in Germany for Project Finance and Development Practice
Best Lawyers

2014/2015

Recommended lawyer for Project Finance and Development Practice
Best Lawyers

2019

Banking and Finance: Lending and Borrowing, Germany, Recommended
Legal 500 EMEA

2019-2020

Banking and Finance: Project Finance, Germany, Next Generation Partner
Legal 500 EMEA

2019-2020

Banking and Finance: Project Finance, Germany, Recommended
Legal 500 EMEA

Education and admissions

Education

Second State Exam in Law, Regional Court of Mainz, 2009

First State Exam in Law, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, 2006

Related knowledge

European Green Deal

Representative experience

Advising the sponsors on the successful bidding process and financial close for the Umm Al-Hayman PPP project, one of the world’s largest wastewater projects. (Winner of the PFI Award 2020).

Advising EIB and LBBW on all aspects of the project financing of four wind farms in Poland.

Advising GöTel GmbH on the financing of a fiber network expansion with Hamburg Commercial AG in North and Central Germany.

Advising Silenos on the project financing of the geothermal power plant “Bruck” located in Southern Germany.

Advising Northland Power Inc. and Yushan Energy Company Ltd. on the project development of the offshore wind farm Hai Long in Taiwan.

Advising the Starwind Consortium on the project financing of the offshore wind farm Yunlin.

Advising international debt funds on the mezzanine financing of a large retail property in Germany.

Advising the financing banks/investors of a sponsor on the ongoing series of A-models of the new generation.

Advising the financing banks on the refinancing of a waste-to-energy project.

Advising Northland Power on the acquisition and project financing of the offshore wind farm Deutsche Bucht.

Advising the offshore wind farm Merkur on project financing.

Advising a bank on the financing of offshore wind farm projects in Germany.

Advising DZ Bank AG on a leasing financing for the construction of a logistics center.

Advising Nord/LB on the financing of an onshore wind farm in Sweden.

Advising HSH Nordbank AG (now Hamburg Commercial Bank AG) on the financing of an onshore wind farm in Ireland.

Advising Dekabank on the refinancing of the PPP project Zeughausareal Burgdorf in Switzerland.

Advising the financing bank on the acquisition and refinancing of a portfolio of 18 wind farms.

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