Gemma Sage


Gemma Sage
Gemma Sage is an associate, elected partner effective January 1, 2019, in the Business Finance & Restructuring group of Weil’s London office.

Gemma has been involved in a number of well-known restructurings and formal insolvency procedures and her experience includes domestic and cross-border restructuring matters in a wide range of sectors including retail, healthcare, leisure, real estate, legal professional services and project finance. She is also experienced in advising on out-of-court restructurings, distressed investing, distressed debt trades, formal restructuring and insolvency procedures. She has advised distressed corporates, minority lenders, co-ordinating committees, financial institutions and insolvency practitioners.

Gemma is a member of R3, the Insolvency Lawyers’ Association and the Turnaround Management Association UK.

Prior to joining Weil, Gemma was in-house counsel for a large clearing bank and a senior associate at a leading international law firm.

Experience at Weil includes:

  • Advising Edcon Group in relation to its current restructuring
  • Advising key noteholders on the restructuring of Abengoa’s cross-border facilities
  • Advising Westinghouse Electric Company on aspects of its chapter 11 proceedings and debtor-in-possession financing
  • Advising potential purchaser in relation to the ongoing restructuring of Agrokor
  • Advised the ad hoc committee of Dana Gas sukuk certificate holders in relation to proceedings in England, UAE and BVI arising out of the alleged unlawfulness of a $700m Shari’a compliant bond
  • Advising part of the ad hoc committee of PIK lenders on the restructuring of Algeco Scotsman, via scheme of arrangement
  • Advised the ad hoc committee of senior secured noteholders on the restructuring of Edcon Limited
  • Advised Stemcor on its recent restructuring of its trade finance facilities and capital raise

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