Sarah Walker

Sarah Walker

  • Senior Counsel

Sarah joined Travers Smith in November 2016 and is a senior counsel in our Real Estate Group. Sarah's practice focuses on corporate real estate, real estate finance and CVA/insolvency matters.

Corporate real estate and real estate finance

She routinely advises on both buy and sell side in respect of real estate acquisitions via corporate structures, and the real estate aspects of more general corporate deals. Her experience includes a range of core and alternative asset classes from retail, office and healthcare, to infrastructure. Sarah routinely advises funds such as Clearbell Capital and Lothbury Property Trust Company.

Sarah brings a wide breadth of experience to this and real estate finance aspects of transactions, having acted for a wide range of property funds and lenders in her career including Barclays, Lloyds, DekaBank, Deutsche Bank and M&G.

CVA/insolvency matters

Sarah has led the real estate team on a number of high profile CVA deals including Carpetright and Giraffe Concepts Limited. She works closely with the Insolvency and Restructuring team at Travers Smith and routinely advises clients (both landlords and tenants) on their options when it comes to CVAs and other insolvency matters.

Healthcare

In the alternative asset space, Sarah has considerable healthcare experience acting predominantly for Impact REIT plc. She advised Impact REIT plc in connection with the real estate aspects of its original IPO and £140m seed portfolio acquisition and continues to advise it on its subsequent care home acquisitions and financing.

Sarah is an active member of the Travers Smith community, currently sitting on the Senior Associate Committee.