Henrich C. Heggemann

Of Counsel

Düsseldorf

T +49 2 11-4 70 53-86
M +49 1 71-4 38 27 37
henrich.heggemann@simmons-simmons.com

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General Experience

Henrich is an Of Counsel in our German offices with a broad range of experience in the energy and infrastructure sectors. He has a particular emphasis on international construction and plant manufacturing and on project finance and public private partnerships (PPPs) in the transport, power and renewable energy sectors.

His experience includes advising on large and medium-sized infrastructure projects and transactions inter alia in East and South East Europe, the Middle East, Africa and China. His clients are financiers, project sponsors, borrowers, public sector entities and infrastructure funds. Henrich is particularly experienced in advising on projects funded by institutional financiers and export credit agencies, such as the World Bank, EIB (European Investment Bank), EBRD (European Bank for Reconstruction and Development), KfW (Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau), Hermes, Coface, etc.

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Recent Work
  • advising CleanPower Generation GmbH, Munich, on two 30 MW solar projects in The Gambia and Guinea-Bissau
  • advising the sponsors on their bid for various road projects such as the Road Decongestion Programme in Mauritius and the Rod El Farag Toll Motorway in Egypt
  • advising the consortium leader on the bid for the Mafraq-Gweifat PPP Motorway project which included Islamic financing
  • advising a large Chinese municipal power company on the acquisition of a power plant with several hundred megawatt in Africa
  • advising the sponsors, STRABAG AG and Shikun Binui, on the Nairobi Toll Motorway project with an investment volume of $1bn. The financing included a large participation of the World Bank (IFC (International Finance Corporation), MIGA (Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency)) and the AfDB (African Development Bank)
  • advising the project company, AZM responsible for the construction, operation and financing of the Zagreb-Macelj Toll Motorway project on their refinancing which included funding by KfW
  • advising two large European construction companies on the Toll Motorway Project Zagreb-Macelj, Croatia which included an export credit agency tranche. The project has been awarded the 2004 European Transport Multisourcing Financing Deal of the Year, Project Finance Magazine 2005
  • advising a large European construction company in their capacity as the sponsor of the toll highway network of a Balkan republic with an investment volume of €2.9bn.
Background
Henrich studied law at the University of Bonn, Germany, and the University of California, Los Angeles, and qualified as a German lawyer in 1986. Prior to joining Simmons & Simmons as an Of Counsel, he had been a partner with an internationally active large German law firm for many years. Previously, Henrich had been with a leading European construction company where he had inter alia been the managing director and general counsel of their international construction unit covering civil engineering, prime building construction and transportation infrastructure. Henrich is fluent in English and German.