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Real estate restructuring

The Eversheds Sutherland Real Estate Restructuring Team comprises a dedicated team of legal advisors drawing experience from our restructuring, finance, real estate and litigation practice groups, both in the UK and across our international network, to provide a fully integrated service for our clients. Acting for lenders, including all UK clearing banks, insolvency practitioners and creditors across all areas of the distressed real estate sector, we focus on delivering practical strategic advice. Whether assisting on bespoke turnaround and recovery options or traditional enforcement scenarios, our lawyers recognise that there is no "one size fits all" solution and are committed to finding innovative, cost effective solutions to the intricate issues that can affect distressed real estate.

Our areas of experience include:

  • Consensual restructurings and complex structured lending transactions, including bespoke profit share, overage and intercreditor arrangements.
  • Strategic advice on enforcement for lenders and borrowers, including licensing, construction, environmental and regulatory concerns.
  • Pre-sale estate and asset management aimed at preserving and maximising value.
  • Project management and implementation of consensual disposal strategies of distressed real estate portfolios assets.
  • Advising Administrators and LPA Receivers on the disposal of investment, leisure and hotel, healthcare and retail assets.

Legal 500 - "Eversheds has a strong team which includes the ‘gifted and innovative' Gemma Curtis......The team has an excellent reputation for restructurings in the real estate sector".

Chambers & Partners - "Gemma Curtis fosters ‘great client relations and really works hard to achieve their aims.' Others say ‘She is easy to deal with and sees the issues quickly.'


  • A multi company multi site real estate development and investment portfolio with debt in excess of £110million.
  • Advising a UK clearing Bank and subsequently appointed Administrators on the disposal and restructure of real estate portfolio of 5 UK Hotels.
  • Advising a UK clearing Bank on the restructure and subsequent sale of debt in excess of £30million in respect of 2 high profile international branded Hotel.




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