Dr Jens Gölz

Partner

Frankfurt

T +49 69-90 74 54-94
jens.goelz@simmons-simmons.com

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General Experience

Jens is a partner with a special focus on banking and financial law in our Frankfurt office. He advises banks, funds and sponsors on all questions relating to structured financing, in particular cash flow - based loans. In addition to domestic and foreign syndicated loans, real estate financing, export financing, mezzanine structures and refinancing, he also advises on infrastructure and energy projects.

Among other things, he acted as a legal advisor to the financing parties in respect of the financing of the PPP project on the A10 and A24 motorways between the Neuruppin junction and the Pankow motorway junction, amounting to around €620m in total, as well as to ING within the framework in respect of the project financing of the Lakiakangas wind farm in Finland amounting to €70.6m. The Lakiakangas wind farm generates its revenues under a so-called "Google PPA".

Jens was on secondment with the European Investment Bank and therefore has extensive knowledge about financing processes involving the European Investment Bank.

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Recent Work
  • advising the European Investment Bank in connection with a €150m corporate loan for Heidelberger Druckmaschinen
  • advising Commerzbank AG on the French wind farms Antezant, Haute Epine and Buissons (sponsor: Volkswind GmbH) (WTG manufacturer: Vestas)
  • advising a German state bank on the reorganisation of a Spanish solar park following changes to its feed-in regime
  • advising Norddeutsche Landesbank Girozentrale (NORD/LB) on the €31m refinancing of the onshore wind farm in Blender, Lower Saxony
  • advising an international banking consortium in connection with the refinancing of the existing project financing of Trianel Windkraftwerk Borkum GmbH & Co. KG
  • advising an international fruit juice producer on a large - volume syndicated loan
  • advising a French debt fund in the context of a planned mezzanine financing for a German mid-cap company
  • advising the European Investment Bank in connection with several guarantee risk sharing programmes through which the European Investment Bank shares in credit risks.
Background

Jens studied law at the University of Mannheim and completed an English language graduate programme with a focus on Business Law and Taxation.

Before joining Simmons & Simmons in February 2019, Jens had worked as a lawyer in a major international law firm specializing in banking and financial law for more than ten years.

He regularly writes articles on current developments in the field of financing.