Sarah Mook

Restructuring & Insolvency Partner, London

“I advise on complex restructurings, offering clients strong technical expertise, significant transactional experience and commercial insight from my time as a managing director with a leading global investment bank.”

Overview

Professional experience

Education and qualifications

Overview

Sarah specialises in large, complex debt and equity restructuring matters. Sarah has a particular focus on debtor advisory and capital structure solutions, including bank debt restructurings, distressed mergers and acquisitions, exchange offers and structured financing.

Sarah has extensive cross-border and international experience advising corporate debtors and their directors across Europe, Middle East and Africa.

Prior to joining Linklaters, Sarah worked for 12 years at a leading global investment bank in London as a managing director in the restructuring advisory and financing group. Prior to joining the investment bank, Sarah also spent 14 years working as a lawyer in private practice.

Work highlights

Key Transactions upon which Sarah has advised include advising:

  • Deloitte in relation to the restructuring of the Cheyne, Whistlejacket and Mainsail SIVs
  • Technicolor in relation to the restructuring of its bank debt and PPNs via Safeguard
  • monoline insurer MBIA in relation to various restructurings including Loy Yang B and the A13 toll road
  • Sequana in relation to its restructuring via Safeguard
  • Barchester Healthcare in relation to the restructuring of its Opco/Propco structure
  • Punch Taverns plc on the restructuring of its whole business securitisations
  • Royal Imtech in relation to its amend and extend, rescue rights issue and subsequent restructuring
  • Bain Capital in relation to Edcon, in relation to a discounted exchange offer for subordinated notes and its subsequent debt for equity swap
  • Four Seasons Healthcare in relation to its ongoing restructuring
  • Capita in relation to stakeholder negotiations and rights Issue

Professional experience

Sarah is a member of the Insolvency Lawyers’ Association and the City of London Solicitors’ Company.

Sarah sits on the volunteer advisory panel for TwinsUK, a research unit focussed on age-related diseases based in the Department of Twin Research, Kings College, London.

Education and qualifications

Sarah obtained a Pure Mathematics degree (BA Hons) at the University of Liverpool.

Sarah also obtained a post graduate diploma in law (CPE) and a post graduate diploma in legal practice (LPC) at Manchester Metropolitan University.