Sarah Archer's practice encompasses all aspects of corporate and financial restructuring and contentious insolvency, often involving cross-border legal issues.

Sarah has advised on a wide range of restructuring matters, refinancings, distressed and solvent corporate acquisitions, including corporate governance issues, loan portfolio sales and insolvency proceedings.

She has wide cross-sector experience, with particular focus on real estate, tourism, retail and financial services, including having acted for the insolvency officeholders of UK high street retailer British Homes Stores and the receivers of the Whitgift Centre in Croydon.

She acts lender side, including for clearing banks, investment banks and funds, and debtor side, including boards of directors, shareholders and sponsors, as well as for insolvency officeholders. She has acted for the ad hoc group of senior secured lenders in the first scheme of arrangement used to restructure debt issued by a US based group and the new security agent on the implementation of Smile Telecom’s debt restructuring pursuant to the new UK Restructuring Plan procedure.