Ms Sarah Paterson

Ms Sarah Paterson

Associate Professor of Law

Department of Law

Room No
New Academic Building 6.19
Key Expertise

About me

Sarah Paterson is an associate professor of corporate insolvency. Before joining LSE she was a partner in Slaughter and May in London, with whom she retains a consultancy.

Administrative support: Rebecca Newman

Research interests


  • Corporate recovery and insolvency
  • Trusts


External activities

  • Consultant to Slaughter and May
  • Member of the Insolvency Lawyers’ Association
  • Member of the Technical Committee of the Insolvency Lawyers’ Association
  • Member of the Association of Business Recovery Professionals



McKnight, Paterson, & Zakrzewski on the Law of International Finance, Sarah Paterson and Rafal Zakrzewski (eds)  (OUP Oxford, 2017) 2nd ed.

This acclaimed and comprehensive work analyses the legal issues involved in international finance transactions operating under English law. The second edition thoroughly updates the book to take account of major developments in regulation, practice, and case law since the first edition published in 2008. 

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Debt restructuring (Oxford University Press, 2016) 2nd ed. (with Rodrigo Olivares-Caminal, John Douglas, Randall Guynn, Alan Kornberg, Dalvinder Singh)

The new second edition of Debt Restructuring provides detailed legal analysis of international corporate, banking, and sovereign debt restructuring, from the perspective of both creditors and debtors. It sets out practical guidance to help practitioners, policy-makers and academics to understand current developments in debt restructuring, and provides solutions for creditors holding distressed debt and debtor options in a distressed scenario.

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Butterworths Encyclopaedia of Banking Law (Butterworths Law, 1996-); contributing editor, Division F2

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