Andreas Ruthemeyer




Mr. Andreas Ruthemeyer is a Partner in the banking and finance team of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in Frankfurt. He focuses on financing the energy and infrastructure transition, and the decarbonisation of the economy.

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Mr. Ruthemeyer is an energy and infrastructure financing expert with more than a decade of experience in advising sponsors, banks, infrastructure investors, private debt funds, banks and companies on financings in the energy, infrastructure and resources sectors. He advises on the  entire lifecycle of energy and infrastructure financings and on broad range of secured lending transactions. His core expertise is advising on infrastructure acquisition finance, international project finance, ECA covered finance, restructurings and HoldCo-financings. He further advises regularly on sustainability-linked finance, real estate finance and secured corporate lending transactions.

Mr. Ruthemeyer's expertise extends to representing clients with respect to commercial contracts for the implementation of major energy, infrastructure and resources projects, such a shareholder agreements and power purchase agreements.


Mr. Ruthemeyer is a Partner in the Banking & Finance team of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. He started his career at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and from 2020 to 2023, he worked as a Counsel in the Global Projects & Assets Finance team of Clifford Chance, focussing on energy, infrastructure and resources finance and the delivery of energy, infrastructure and resources projects. Andreas is Chair and member of the Council of IPFA Continental Europe. IPFA is the global professional association that connects and promotes the collective interests of both public & private sector organisations, and professional individuals involved in infrastructure and energy financing.

Mr. Ruthemeyer is a German law qualified lawyer and studied law at the University of Bayreuth and the Westfälische Wilhelms-University of Münster. He undertook his Masters of Laws studies with a focus on project finance and infrastructure delivery at the University of Melbourne/Australia. For his studies he was awarded an Endeavour Postgraduate Award, a merit based scholarship from the Australian Government.


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