Sara Couling is a partner in the Derivatives & Structured Products practice of Shearman & Sterling’s London office.

She has extensive experience of the full range of English law derivatives transactions, together with experience in bank finance, structured finance and debt capital markets. Her practice includes advising borrowers and lenders on fixed income and FX derivatives in connection with leveraged, acquisition and project financing transactions, in both Europe and the Middle East, equity-linked derivatives, including TRSs, prepaid variable forwards and funded collar structures, acting for investors, financial institutions or hedge fund investors, ISDA Master Agreements and collateral and security arrangements, credit default swaps, stock lending and repos, margin lending, clearing documentation, prime brokerage arrangements, debt trading and regulatory requirements relating to over-the-counter and exchange-traded derivatives transactions.

Sara is ranked as a “Next Generation Partner” for Derivatives and Structured Products for Legal 500 UK 2024. Clients note that “Sara Couling is delightful to work with and a great problem solver.”