Sally Koo | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice

Sally Koo

Associate, London

T +44 20 7532 1314

E skoo@whitecase.com

Overview

Sally Koo is an associate in the Firm's Banking group and joined the London office of White & Case in February 2006. Prior to joining White & Case, Sally worked at a Korean law firm Kim & Chang as a clerk for 6 months. Her experience includes advising banks and other finance providers on a range of issues including trade finance, property finance, senior debt facilities and general bank lending. She also has experience in securitisation (including residential mortgage backed securities and future flow receivables) and debt and equity capital markets transactions.

Sally was seconded to the Tokyo office for six months as part of her training prior to qualification. She has also spent eight months on secondment to the trade finance legal team at Barclays Bank PLC and four months on secondment to the legal team at Trafigura Pte. Ltd., Branch Office Geneva.

Bars and Courts

  • England and Wales

Education

  • MA (Hons), Jurisprudence, St. Hilda's College, University of Oxford
  • LPC, Oxford Institute of Legal Practice

Languages

  • English
  • Korean

Experience

Advising Trafigura on a proposed US$700 million orphan SPV prepayment structure for oil exports from Ghana National Petroleum Company (GNPC). The mandate includes both the prepayment element facing GNPC and the bank-facing role for the syndicated loan financing the prepayment.

Advising Cukurova Finance International Limited on a US$1.6 billion facility agreement for the purpose of redeeming shares in Turkcell.

Acting for Nostrum Oil & Gas plc on a US$2.394 billion facility agreement in connection with its admission to the premium listing segment of the Official List and to trading on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange.

Acting for Sanitec Oyj, a leading producer of ceramic products for the European market, on a new €50 million Revolving Credit Facility (we concurrently advised on a high yield bond offering of €250 million Senior Secured Floating Rate Notes due 2018).

Acting for Deutsche Bank AG, London Branch as facility agent, arranger and lender in relation to an English law senior secured term loan facility to ALMC hf. (formerly Icelandic investment bank Straumur-Burdaras Investment Bank hf.) in a refinancing of Icelandic government-guaranteed debt.

Acting for Deutsche Bank AG, Amsterdam Branch in connection with a US$850m structured pre-export finance facility for Metinvest B.V., which was named "Best Deals 2011" by Global Trade Review.