Sarah Duignan > Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP > Manchester, England > Lawyer Profile

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP
M1 5ES

Work Department

Sarah is a Principal Associate in our Finance Group and specialises in all aspects of non-contentious corporate restructuring and insolvency.

She advises banks, secondary lenders, accountants and corporate clients, on all aspects of distressed finance and restructuring - including security enforcement, secondary debt trading, and directors' duties.

Recent instructions include:

Advising financial institutions (both in the UK and internationally) in relation to the sale of debt;

Advising the board of Urban Splash in connection with the restructuring of syndicated and bilateral lending and security across the group;

Advising BDO LLP in connection with their appointment as administrators, and subsequent trading and disposal of two hotels in the Lake District;

Advising Barclays Bank in connection with a significant debt redemption and security release, and associated priority issues;

Advising Mortgage Express and their appointed receivers in connection with the recovery of property lending of significant value;

Advising secondary lenders in connection with standard form service and finance agreements.


Principle Associate

Lawyer Rankings

North West > Finance > Insolvency and corporate recovery

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Sarah DuignanEversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP‘s Manchester insolvency team is known for its energy sector strength, having advised the administrators for both Green Network Energy and People’s Energy. Other strengths include advice on major distressed acquisitions, and on pension plan restructurings. Though he has recently taken a larger role in building the firm’s Yorkshire practice, David Gray continues to be a key player in the market, advising on multiple complex restructurings. Sarah Duignan leads the Manchester team and offers a unique strength advising alternative lenders.