Joris Ravelli

Norton Rose Fulbright LLP

The Netherlands
T:+31 (20) 4629405
The Netherlands
T:+31 (20) 4629405
Joris Ravelli

Joris Ravelli



Joris Ravelli is a banking lawyer based in Amsterdam.

He has extensive experience in a broad range of finance transactions, including project finance, asset finance, leveraged finance, real estate finance and corporate finance. He has acted for Dutch and foreign financial institutions, sponsors and corporates.

Joris has built up a strong track record in the digital infrastructure space, leading a large number of data centre financings across various jurisdictions in Europe.

He gained international experience in London and was seconded to three leading international banks during his career.

Professional experience

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Civil law and Business law, University of Leiden.

  • Advocaat, qualified in the Netherlands
  • Rechtsgebiedenregister van de Nederlandse orde van advocaten: Algemeen recht
  • Listed in the register of legal practice areas of the Dutch Bar Association: Algemeen recht


  • The Lenders - on the senior secured project finance facilities with a hyper-scale data centre operator, for the construction and operation of two data centres near Warsaw.
  • The Lenders - on the financing for the design, construction and operation of three separate data centres located in Germany, Switzerland and Poland.
  •  A syndicate of four banks - on the EUR135m secured financing for energy production and exploration company Zenith Energy. The financing was for the company's tank terminals in Amsterdam and Bantry Bay, Ireland.
  • The lenders to HES Hartel Tank Terminal B.V. - on the financing arrangements and project documents (construction contracts, storage agreements and land lease agreements) for the realization of a new tank terminal in the Port of Rotterdam.
  • On the construction of onshore windfarm Drentse Monden en Oostermoer (the DMO Project), which consists of 45 wind turbines with a total installed capacity of 175.5 MW.
  • BBGI SICAV S.A. (BBGI) - on their acquisition of equity interests in three public-private partnership projects in The Netherlands. The three Dutch PPP projects are the A1/A6 motorway widening, the N18 road expansion between Varsseveld and Enschede, and the Gemeente Westland Civic Centre.
  • The lenders - on the refinancing of the 144 MW near shore wind farm project in the IJsselmeer off the coast of the Westermeerdijk and Noordermeerdijk in The Netherlands.
  • ABN Amro - on the IBOR transition. The project was divided into five stages: the first three phases (scoping, setup and planning of the project) included the process and technology design of the due diligence. Phase 4 includes the due diligence of over 1,100 transactions. The due diligence was performed by the paralegal team in Newcastle who used artificial intelligence to extract the relevant information from the documents. Phase 5, the repapering of the transactions that need to be amended, will start early 2021.

"Joris Ravelli is very approachable and very much involved for a partner." Legal 500, Banking & Finance 2022

  • Dutch
  • English


Data centre financing

Publication | February 22, 2023

ESG in the Netherlands Webinar series

Webinar | September 27, 2022

IBOR transition: Impact on security and guarantees

Publication | December 02, 2021