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Sara Barın


Capital markets |

She has an amazing, solution-focused way of thinking and a commercial understanding of deals.

Chambers UK 2022

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About Sara Barın

Sara is counsel in our energy and infrastructure team in London, and a member of our global transactions group.

Sara advises sponsors and financiers on the development and financing of energy and infrastructure projects.

Prior to joining Freshfields, Sara was an in-house legal associate at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).

She is triple-qualified in Istanbul, England and Wales and New York.


Recent work

  • EBRD, IFC, DEG, BSTDB and SACE on approximately 900 million USD project financing for the Etlik Hospital PPP in Turkey
  • EBRD, EDC and OPIC on project financing for the construction of Izmir and Kocaeli Hospital PPPs in Turkey (awarded Best Financial Structure - Social Infrastructure by Partnership Awards)
  • Standard Chartered Bank, Societe Generale and other lenders on project financing for the construction of Salalah LPG plant in Oman (awarded MENA Midstream Oil & Gas Deal of the Year by IJ Global)
  • Alcoa Corporation, on the refinancing (including Islamic murabaha tranches) of project financing received for aluminium complex in Saudi Arabia
  • The project developers/sponsors on project financing for the Bilkent Hospital PPP in Turkey (awarded Best Deal in Turkey by PFI – International Project Financing Awards, and Best Healthcare Deal 2by World Finance)
  • EBRD, as in-house associate, on project financing for the construction of 80 MW Chirnogeni wind power plant in Romania (awarded Wind Deal of the Year by World Finance)



  • Columbia Univesity Law School, New York (LL.M., Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar)
  • Koc University Law School, Istanbul (LL.B., Honour Roll)


  • Solicitor in England and Wales
  • New York Bar
  • Istanbul Bar