Press Release
December 18, 2019

Goodwin Advises NATIXIS Pfandbriefbank on Green Loan Financing in Frankfurt

The Frankfurt team has advised NATIXIS Pfandbriefbank AG on a contemplated green loan financing for 99 West Tower GmbH. The financing is to be used for the share acquisition by a club of family office investors lead by N A S Invest from BNP Paribas group and the related development of the future BNP Paribas headquarters in Frankfurt/Main, Germany.

NATIXIS Pfandbriefbank AG acted as bookrunner, mandated lead arranger, original lender, facility agent, security agent as green coordination agent on this financing, with other NATIXIS group banks as bank guarantee issuing bank and hedge counterparty.

The project was confirmed to have BREEAM "Excellent" certification with the financing falling within the LMA Green Loan Principles. The Goodwin team demonstrated a high level of expertise in the rapidly developing green loan financing area thus defining the firm’s strong commitment to transition to a greener and more sustainable economy.

The Goodwin team was led by partner Dr. Stephan Kock and included foreign associate Kira Müller (Real Estate Industry).

The Real Estate Finance team in Frankfurt regularly assists NATIXIS Pfandbriefbank in financing transactions.