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Eversheds Sutherland

Restructuring/Insolvency

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What the team is known for

Fully resourced national firm with a respected local team which is frequently instructed on high-value corporate restructuring matters, with an emphasis on real estate work. Focuses on transactional and other non-contentious matters, often working alongside insolvency practitioners. Also continues to advise banks on the full range of insolvency work. Additional expertise in pensions-related matters.

Strengths

Sources characterise the team as "responsive and calm," adding that the lawyers are "tactical in applying pressure."

Others remark on the team's "firm ethos of protecting the client's interest."

Work highlights

Assisted KPMG, acting as administrators, with the sale of Sidcot Group, a multi-site paper manufacturer.

Notable practitioners

David Gray is well versed in handling a range of insolvency work including complex administrations, refinancing transactions and pensions-related instructions. He is also called upon by company directors to advise on their duties in cases of financial distress.
"David has an immense legal brain. He does not just recite the law, he can interpret and apply it as well." "Very calm, measured and practical." "David's approach is to seek a consensual agreement, and his advice is clear and firm."

Sarah Duignan plays a central role supporting lenders and insolvency practitioners in both contentious and non-contentious insolvency proceedings. She has niche expertise in matters involving alternative lenders.
"Sarah is a brilliant lawyer."

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Restructuring/Insolvency Department

Eversheds Sutherland

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Eversheds House

70 Great Bridgewater Street

Manchester

Lancashire

UK

M1 5ES

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Restructuring/Insolvency


David L Gray
Band 2
Sarah Duignan
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