Professor Sarah Paterson

Professor Sarah Paterson

Professor of Law

LSE Law School

Telephone
020-7106-1244
Room No
New Academic Building 6.19
Languages
English
Key Expertise
Law

About me

Sarah Paterson is a professor of law.  Her main areas of research are corporate reorganization and insolvency. Before joining LSE she was a partner in Slaughter and May in London, with whom she retains a consultancy.

Administrative support: Law.Reception@lse.ac.uk

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

Teaching

Books

Corporate Reorganization Law and Forces of Change (OUP Oxford, 2020)

In this book, Sarah Paterson argues that since the 1980s almost every aspect of the landscape of large firms and finance has changed, with the result that corporate reorganization law is now mobilized and adapted by the participants in the process in new and diverse ways.   She argues that, whichever theoretical or policy approach is adopted, these adaptations cannot all be evaluated using a single universal or fixed conceptual framework.  Adopting a comparative US/UK approach, the book undertakes a detailed analysis of six forces of change which have developed in the finance and non-financial corporate fields.  It analyses the ways in which these forces of change affected the nature of the corporate reorganization case, and the new ways in which participants in the corporate reorganization process mobilized and adapted corporate reorganization law in response.  The book argues that it is crucial to analyze the specific adaptations of corporate reorganization law which emerged from this process of change.  This demands that corporate reorganization law theorists or policy makers do not start their analysis using a conceptual framework developed in response to historical adaptations of corporate reorganization law.  It is necessary, instead, to identify how dominant theoretical or policy concerns manifest themselves in the specific adaptation under review and to adapt conceptual frameworks accordingly.

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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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