Gonzalo Olivera is a partner at King & Wood Mallesons and Head of Energy & Infrastructure Department of Madrid Office. His main area of specialisation is energy and infrastructures, but he also advises on other regulated sectors such as water, environment, ports, airports or roads, etc. In the last few years he has advised some of the main operators in the energy Iberian markets as well as several international investors and financial institutions.
Gonzalo combines his practice in regulated sectors with wide-ranging expertise on corporate and commercial law, which allows him to approach matters from a dual -transactional and non-transactional- perspective.
Some of his clients include EDP Group (EDP Energías de Portugal, EDP Renováveis, Hidroeléctrica del Cantábrico, Naturgás Energía); Engie; Rede Eléctrica Nacional (REN); Operador del Mercado Ibérico de Energía – Polo Portugués (OMIP); Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management; Elektrizitätswerke des Kantons Zürich; IDG Capital Partners; Martifer Group; Hyperion Management; Saggas; First State; Grupo T-Solar Global; EDF Group.
Highlighted experience include:
- IPO and listing (in Eurolist by Euronext Lisbon) of the Spanish renewable energy company, EDP Renováveis, the largest IPO completed in Europe in 2008.
- Advising Group EDP on the take-over bid launched over the whole share capital of Hidroeléctrica del Cantabrico, S.A. Transaction value at €2 billion.
- Advising RREEF Pan-European Infrastructure Fund on the acquisition of significant stakes in solar CSP plants, wind plants and LNG regasification plants (BBG and SAGGAS) in Spain.
- Rioglass Laminar, S.L., owner of 50% of Grupo Rioglass Solar a world leader in the production of mirrors for the generation of concentrated solar power (CSP), on the sale of 88% of its stake to a vehicle controlled by Ventizz Capital and Partners Group.
- RREEF Pan-European Infrastructure Fund LP on the acquisition of a 49% stake in a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) that will develop a 50MW Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) project in the Andalucía and Castilla y Leon regions.
- Plenium Partners on the corporate reorganisation (more than 50 companies) of their PV business in Spain.