Sera Somay is the partner heading the banking and finance practice of the firm. Ms Somay works on financing transactions, representing lenders and borrowers including club loans, syndicated loans, regulatory capital, ECA covered loans, acquisition financing, various forms of secured financing and other structured financings. She has a specific focus on Islamic finance transactions and advised on the first international sukuk issuance by the Republic of Turkey and the first sukuk issuance by a Turkish Islamic bank. She also works on murabaha syndications of Turkish participation banks and Turkish corporates. Ms Somay also advises on regulatory M&As across a variety of sectors with a focus on banking M&As.