Sait Eryilmaz 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.
Highlights of his experience includes advising the financiers in respect of the financing of the Ankara- Nigde Motorway; the financiers in respect of the refinancing of the Kinali-Odayeri and Kurtköy-Akyazi sections of the Northern Marmara Motorway; Turkey Sovereign Wealth Fund in connection with its debut international borrowing EUR 1 billion syndicated loan; the lenders on the financing of the largest acquisition of hydroelectric power plants in Turkey; the privatisation of Menzelet and Kilavuzlu, financing of Elazig integrated health campus using the first ever greenfield project bond structure in the Turkish PPP market; and the finance parties in connection with the Bursa Integrated Health Campus PPP Project.
Sait Eryilmaz holds a law degree from Istanbul Bilgi University (2009). He is admitted to Istanbul Bar, speaks English and Turkish.