Sarah Wilson


Sarah specialises in project finance transactions in the power and infrastructure sectors across ASEAN and the wider Asia-Pacific region, as well as broader financing transactions in Thailand.

She has acted for major international commercial and institutional lenders and sponsors, and regularly negotiates concession agreements and power purchase agreements with governments and state-owned enterprises in ASEAN. Sarah is known as an emerging market specialist and has advised on many 'market firsts' in this context, most recently in Thailand and Laos. She also regularly advises on large-scale cross-border transactions.

While Sarah is based in Bangkok, she regularly advises on transactions across the wider region and, by way of example, is currently advising on financings in Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Malaysia, India and Vietnam. Prior to joining the Bangkok office 13 years ago, Sarah was part of the firm's Structured and Asset Finance team in London, which she joined in 2009.

Sarah is consistently recognised and ranked by leading legal directories for the Thailand, Cambodian, Lao and Myanmar markets. This includes being ranked by The Legal 500 Asia-Pacific 2024 as a 'Next Generation Partner' in both Projects and Energy and Banking and Finance in Thailand, as well as being ranked by Chambers Asia-Pacific 2024 as a 'Band 1' individual for Laos and Cambodia as a foreign expert based in Thailand.



Admitted as solicitor, England and Wales, 2009


History BA (First Class Hons), The University of Durham, England, 2004

Graduate Diploma in Law (Distinction), Nottingham Trent Law School, 2005

Legal Practice Course (Distinction), Nottingham Trent Law School, 2006

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.