Wolfgang Melzer


Wolfgang specialises in structured finance, comprising both project finance and asset finance.

Within project finance and as part of our PENRI group, he is experience in advising sponsor/equity investors as well as lenders/debt providers on all types of renewables, e.g. on- and off-shore wind, solar, LNG Terminals, Datacenter, fibre and gas or electricity networks. On the asset finance side, he regularly works on cross border lease financing (operate as well as finance leases) for aircraft (for instance JOLCOs), rolling stock, ships and moveable infrastructure. Some of these transactions have an accounting and tax background. Wolfgang also advises both banks and borrowers on real estate financings as well as on general corporate finance matters, including NPL.


Representative matters

Patrizia Infrastructure regarding its joint project development with Numbat for installing EV charging stations across tegut supermarkets in Germany. The deal marks the company's entry into the ultrafast EV charging sector.

JERA on the landmark acquisition of a 100% interest in Parkwind NV, the largest offshore wind platform in Belgium and an offshore wind innovator in Europe.

Partners Group, on its financing in respect of the acquisition of a controlling equity stake in Cloudflight, a leading digital transformation services provider in Europe.

a European specialist bank for infrastructure and energy financing as lender and MLA for an Italian solar project financing totaling 550 MWp in Italy.

Pro bono

Supporting Friends International on legal questions with regard to their corporate structure.

Published Work

  • Melzer W. (2005) "Der Schadensausgleich nach dem Luftsicherheitsgesetz", article in NVwZ, 12/2005
  • Melzer W. (2005) "US-Cross-Border-Leasing", Commentary in Eildienst-Information fuer Rat und Verwaltung, Heft 318, 03/2005
  • Melzer W., Kurkowski F. (2004) "Risiken ausgewogen verteilen, Im Vergleich zu ueblichen Vorhaben sind PPP-Modelle strukturell anspruchsvoller", ZfK, 06/200
  • Melzer W. (2003) "Die Zwangsvollstreckung in Luftfahrzeuge aus deutschem Registerpfandrecht", ZLW, 52. Jg., 4/2003 
Named as "Leading Individual for Project Financing: Renewables Projects"
JUVE Rechtsmarkt 01/2024
Experienced project financier specialising in banking advice
client, JUVE Rechtsmarkt 01/2024



Germany, 1994 (Rechtsanwalt)


Diploma, Advanced European Studies, College Of Europe, Bruges, Belgium, 1991


German, English, French
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