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Clifford Chance advises grid operator Stedin on the intended €500 million equity contribution from the Dutch State

14 September 2023

Clifford Chance advises grid operator Stedin on the intended €500 million equity contribution from the Dutch State

International law firm Clifford Chance has advised grid operator Stedin in relation to the intended €500 million equity contribution from the Dutch State, enabling Stedin to continue to invest in the expansion and reinforcement of the electricity grid, facilitating the energy transition.

Following negotiations between the Dutch State, Stedin and its shareholders over the last months, an agreement was reached on the Dutch State becoming a new shareholder of Stedin. As a result, the Dutch State will strengthen Stedin's equity by €500 million and will take an 11.9% shareholding in the grid operator. This makes the regional network company a new State participation. Read more about the equity contribution here.

The transaction is subject to approval by the Dutch States General and the current shareholders of Stedin.

The Clifford Chance team consisted of Mark-Jan Arends, Serkan Özel and Lauresse Anemaet.