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Sohini Kar-Purkayastha

Sohini Kar-Purkayastha


Sohini Kar-Purkayastha

Sohini Kar-Purkayastha regularly advises project sponsors and developers, as well as lenders including export credit agencies, multi-lateral institutions and commercial banks in relation to large scale project development and financing transactions, including corporate/hybrid financings and restructurings. Her work ranges across the oil and gas, energy, infrastructure, renewables and natural resources sectors, for projects in Africa, Europe, Turkey, Russia and Asia.

Sohini completed a client secondment to Koç Holding A.S., Turkey's largest industrial conglomerate in 2013-2014.

Sohini is the Africa Practice Leader for Banks & DFIs.

  • Advising Globeleq, Africa’s leading independent power company, and its consortium partners on the development and financing of the 450MW gas fired Temane power project in Mozambique.
  • Advising TAV Tunisia and its shareholders on its groundbreaking debt restructuring resulting in its senior debt and hedge accounts totaling €435.1m being partly repaid at a discount and partly converted into senior debt and Tunisian participating shares giving the right to the lenders to excess cashflows of TAV Tunisia after debt service.
  • Advising lenders (including EIB, EBRD, Proparco, MUFG, Siemens, ICBC and DEG Investitions) on the financing of the integrated health campus in Bursa, west Turkey.
  • Acting for the lenders (including IFC, EBRD, EIB, FMO, Proparco, K-Sure) in connection with all EnerjiSA power portfolio financings (over 4,000MW of greenfield development) including the Phase 1 portfolio financing (11 power plants, including one CCGT and 9 HEPP and one WPP), the Phase 2 portfolio financing (4 power plants, including one CCGT, two HEPP and one WPP), the Tufanbeyli lignite-fired power plant and mine, the Arkun HEPP, the Bares WPP and the Alpaslan II HEPP.

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Career and qualifications

  • London School of Economics (LLB) 2006
  • Joined Clifford Chance London 2008
  • Admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales 2010
  • Joined Clifford Chance Paris 2011
  • Counsel since May 2017