Sarah Goodwin

Associate, London

Biography

Overview

Sarah Goodwin is an Associate in the Firm's London Bank Finance Practice and advises on various aspects of banking law. Her experience includes advising lenders and borrowers on a range of domestic and cross-border transactions in both mature and emerging markets, including: acquisition finance (leveraged buyout and event-driven corporate financing); structured finance; margin loans; and general bank lending/refinancing.

Prior to joining White & Case in October 2015, Sarah worked in the banking team of a magic circle law firm in London. During this time, Sarah spent six months on secondment to the EMEA Debt Capital Markets Loans Execution team in the investment bank division of Barclays Bank PLC. In addition, whilst at her previous firm, Sarah worked for six months in the Frankfurt private equity team and a further six months in Hong Kong, where she focussed on derivatives and financial regulation.

Bars and Courts
England and Wales
Education
Legal Practice Course
College of Law

Moorgate, London

Graduate Diploma in Law
BPP Law School

London

Masters in European Advanced Interdisciplinary Studies
College of Europe

Natolin Campus, Warsaw

MA
Modern and Medieval Languages (French and German)
University of Cambridge

Trinity College

Languages
English
French
German
Italian
Portuguese

Experience

Advising the lenders in connection with a €1.2 billion revolving loan facility for a Luxembourg satellite communications company.*

Advising the lenders in connection with an amendment and extension of a term and revolving loan facility for a European paper products company.*

Advising the arrangers in relation to financing provided in connection with the acquisition of Tyrrells Crisps by Investcorp.*

Advising the senior lenders on a €150 million first lien facility provided in connection with the acquisition of a European paint and surface coatings group.*

Advising a Russian bank in connection with the unwind of a debt for equity swap.*

Advising the borrower in connection with a margin loan over shares in a European listed company.*

Advising the arranger in relation to a term facility to provide subscription financing.*

Advising Eurasian Resources Group in relation to the financing of its £3 billion offer for Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation PLC.*

* Matters worked on prior to joining White & Case.