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Sait Eryılmaz heads the Finance practice of the Firm. He is specialised in banking and finance transactions, with a particular focus on project finance and structured finance. 

Over the past years Sait has held a key position at the forefront of Turkish infrastructure and energy transactions, taking part in many notable projects including PPPs. He has been acting for banks, ECAs, Islamic and conventional financial institutions, sponsors and other transaction parties in domestic and international project financings, including PPPs, infrastructure, transportation (roads, railways and airports) energy projects, oil and gas, and privatisations.

Sait holds an extensive experience in finance including restructurings, syndicated financings, project financings, Islamic financings, securitisations and other structured financings along with representing issuers and underwriters in both debt and equity offerings including eurobond, sukuk and covered bond offerings in and outside Turkey.

  • Advised HSBC in connection with the financing of Elazıg integrated health campus using the first ever greenfield project bond structure in the Turkish PPP market 
  • Advised the lenders in USD 190 million facility provided to Zorlu Doğal Elektrik Üretim A.Ş. in connection with the financing of the 70 MWe Unit II of the Kızıldere III geothermal power plant
  • Advised Koç Holding on its US$750 million Rule 144A/Regulation S offering of eurobonds
  • Advised the JLMs on the Republic of Turkey Treasury Sukuk Issuances 
  • Advised IFC in Turkey’s first mortgage covered bond in local currency 
  • Advised EBRD in an inflation-linked bond issued by Turkey's largest utility group, EnerjiSA Energy

  • Capital markets: Debt 
  • Islamic finance 
  • Project bonds
  • Project finance 
  • Structured finance/securitisation 

  • Banking
  • Energy
  • Natural Resources
  • Oil & Gas
  • Social Infrastructure

LL.B., Istanbul Bilgi University, Faculty of Law, 2009