Sarah E. Park

Counsel, Seoul

Biography

Overview

Sarah is a counsel in the Project Development and Finance Group in Seoul and advises export credit agencies, commercial lenders, corporates, private equity firms, sponsors and contractors on a wide range of power, infrastructure, oil & gas and LNG projects in Asia, the Middle East, Europe and the United States.

Sarah has represented major Korean corporations and financial institutions on their cross-border transactions and was previously on secondment at The Export-Import Bank of Korea (KEXIM). She also has extensive experience advising on a broad spectrum of corporate, capital markets and private equity transactions.

Prior to joining White & Case, Sarah worked in New York, Hong Kong, Washington, DC, London and Singapore.

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Bars and Courts
New York State Bar
US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
Registered Foreign Legal Consultant, Korea
Education
JD
Georgetown University Law Center
BA
Seoul National University
Languages
English
Korean
German

Experience

Project Finance

  • K-SURE, KDB and other lenders in relation to the financing of the 2 x 100MW mine-mouth Kalsel-1 IPP in Indonesia.*
  • K-EXIM, K-SURE, China Eximbank, Sinosure, Euler-Hermes, Islamic Development Bank, HSBC, SMBC and BTMU on the development and financing of the US$5 billion Balkhash power project in Kazakhstan.*
  • ADB in relation to the financing of the Tolo wind farm and four solar projects in Lombok (3 x 5 MW) and South Sulawesi (1 x 15 MW) in Indonesia. Tolo was the second wind project to achieve financial close in Indonesia and the solar projects were the first utility-scale solar projects to be financed in Indonesia.*
  • ADB, IFC, K-EXIM, K-SURE and other lenders in relation to the financing of a hydropower project in Upper Trishuli, Nepal.*
  • ADB, IFC and ETDB in relation to the financing of the 100 MW Zorlu solar power project in Bahawalpur, the Punjab province of Pakistan.*
  • The lenders, including K-SURE, in connection with the financing of a LNG FSRU and regasification terminal in Bahrain.*
  • The successful consortium of J-Power, Itochu Corporation and Adaro in relation to the development and financing of the Central Java IPP, a greenfield coal-fired IPP at Pemalang in Central Java with a capacity of up to 2000MW financed by JBIC and other lenders.*
  • PSA, Saigon Port and Vinalines, as sponsors, in the subsequent restructuring of the financing of the US$227 million Thi Vai container terminal project in Vietnam.*

Corporate/M&A, Private Equity and Capital Markets

  • M&A transactions involving majority and minority investors in connection with joint ventures.*
  • US and international companies, private equity sponsors and financial institutions on transactions involving equity and debt securities offerings in accordance with Rule 144A, Regulation S and Regulation D.*

*Experience prior to joining White & Case