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Sonia has over 20 years’ experience advising on corporate restructuring and recovery. During that time she regularly advised UK clearing banks on all aspects of customer workouts and security recoveries and Private Equity funds in relation to acquisition of debt and equity and restructuring investments. She also advises Insolvency Practitioners in relation to business and asset sales and Company Voluntary Arrangements and on all contentious aspects of formal insolvencies, in particular asset tracing and recovery actions. She acts for directors on matters relating to directors' arrangements. Sonia continues to advise on all aspects of personal bankruptcy.
Sonia adopts a highly commercial approach to resolving problems and is a lateral thinker, with excellent tactical and negotiation skills.
In the 2011 edition of the Legal 500, Sonia is described as a “good negotiator” and in the 2012 edition of Legal 500 as “calm and determined”. Chambers & Partners 2012 quotes “Sources admire her broad expertise in the sector” and she was recommended as a ‘Leading Individual’ by Legal 500 in 2013.
Sonia spent eight years at the international law firm Salans (now Dentons) and prior to that was at Davies Arnold Cooper (now DAC Beachcroft).
Sonia qualified as a solicitor in 1996.
Habitat - advising the administrators on the sale of certain parts of the group and on all aspects of the administration.
Allied Carpets - advising the administrators of the property holding and retail trading companies within the group in the disposal of the business and assets.
Advising a Private Equity fund on the acquisition of a well-known UK food manufacturer and restructuring the business.