Sarah Lunn

Sarah Lunn
Senior Associate


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Summary Open

Sarah is a Senior Associate in the Finance team in the London office of Watson Farley & Williams.

With over seven years’ experience, she specialises in commodity, export, structured, project and asset finance, advising banks, borrowers, owners/operators and commodities houses on a variety of asset, project and commodity types, in a wide range of jurisdictions. She also has considerable experience advising on financings with export credit agency involvement.

Her clients include a range of international lenders, such as Rabobank International, Crédit Agricole, Standard Chartered and Société Générale and Credit Suisse. Sarah has also advised borrowers such as Foresight, Carnival Corporation and Vitol on their financing requirements.

She has previously spent time working in the firm’s Paris and Singapore offices, and also spent 10 months on secondment to Rabobank International, where she worked in the Metals & Minerals Group and the Energy Group.

Experience Open

    Sarah’s experience includes advising:
    • Carnival Corporation on a €750m Finnvera-backed financing for two cruise vessels under constructed in Finland. The deal involved negotiating the financing arrangements and export credit terms.
    • Foresight as borrower in relation to a Sinosure-backed, US$105m facility for a rig financing.
    • Société Générale and a syndicate of international banks on the US$380m metals borrowing base facility for Trafigura Mexico SA.
    • Standard Chartered Bank and a syndicate of banks on the US$355m borrowing base facility secured on oils stocks in Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique and Zimbabwe.
    • An international bank in relation to a US$200m limited recourse pre-payment facility for Ocean Partners, secured on contracts for the export of copper concentrates with Erdenet.
    • Credit Suisse in relation to a term loan facility for the financing of the construction of a new steel plant in Morocco, secured by security over shares in Morocco and account security.
    • A major oil trader on a US$100m letter of credit and trade finance facility provided by Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank PJSC.
    • An international energy and commodities company on an acquisition finance facility for the purchase of shares in a Latvian company, secured by shares pledges over companies incorporated in Latvia and Estonia.

Education Open

  • 2005 – 2006: LPC, University of Nottingham Law School
  • 2002 – 2005: LLB, University of Nottingham