Cara Sykes

Of Counsel

Bristol | London

T +44 20 7825 2078
M +44 7921 584 443
cara.sykes@simmons-simmons.com

General Experience

Cara is a finance lawyer with extensive experience of restructuring, insolvency situations and solvent financings. Her practice encompasses cross-border banking transactions and restructurings in addition to domestic situations. Cara has acted for a broad range of clients including financial institutions, security trustees, insolvency practitioners, debtors and creditors.

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Recent Work
  • advising Macquarie Bank on the restructuring of a waste to energy plant in Avonmouth, near Bristol
  • advising the National Asset Management Agency of Ireland on its first portfolio disposal of real estate financings involving properties in England, Scotland and the Netherlands
  • advising a leading UK bank on the restructuring of its financing of key emergency services assets operational in London
  • appointment of administrators to a care home group and advising them on the subsequent sale of the care homes
  • advising the security trustee in relation to defaults in a complex ground rent securitisation structure.
Background

Cara joined Simmons & Simmons LLP in 2014, having previously worked at another leading international law firm and a large national firm.

Cara is based in Bristol and is Of Counsel in the banking group, which forms part of the financial markets department.