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Sarah Capella

Senior Associate

Sarah’s areas of practice are international capital markets transactions, private debt and project finance.

She provides assistance on a wide range of financing transactions, including MTN and ECP programme establishments, maintenance and drawdowns, standalone public offers and private placements of bonds, infrastructure and acquisition finance transactions, as well as liability management exercises.

Prior to joining the firm, Sarah gained in-house experience with a leading asset manager and as international corporate counsel of a leading global luxury goods group.

Published Work

  • Data Protection Rights in Italy in Relation to Search Engines and Internet-based Public Databases
  • Computer and Telecommunications Law Review (2006)
Sarah Capella is super-helpful and available.
Chambers Global & Europe, 2024 (Capital Markets – Debt: Italy)
Rising Star.
Legal500, 2023 (Capital Markets – Debt: Italy)



Admitted as solicitor, Ireland, 2018

Admitted as solicitor, England and Wales, 2013


LLB in Law with Italian Law, University College London, 2005

LLM in Commercial and Financial Law, King's College London, 2008


A&O Shearman was formed on May 1, 2024 by the combination of Shearman & Sterling LLP and Allen & Overy LLP and their respective affiliates (the legacy firms). Any matters referred to above may include matters undertaken by one or more of the legacy firms rather than A&O Shearman.