Sam specialises in providing restructuring, insolvency, and contingency planning advice. His recent assignments have involved contentious and non-contentious matters, including those with complex regulatory and cross-border issues.

He provides strategic advice to various stakeholders, including directors on their duties and contingency planning in distressed scenarios; insolvency practitioners on accelerated M&A processes; banks, lenders, and creditors on security and enforcement strategy; and investors and companies on distressed acquisitions.

Sam has been involved in a number of high-profile restructuring and insolvency mandates, including Wirecard, the Edinburgh Woollen Mill group, and Patisserie Valerie. The complex restructuring of Wirecard's UK subsidiary led to Osborne Clarke's shortlisted for Restructuring Team of the Year at the British Legal Awards 2022.

Recent matters have included advising on distress in supply chains, including the appointment of special managers over a critical public sector data provider, and the complex rescue of an aviation business which secured continuity for air ambulance services across the South of England.

Sam regularly contributes to restructuring industry publications, with previous publications including for INSOL International, Business Law Today and the Expert Witness Journal. He was shortlisted for the TMA NextGen Professional of the Year Award 2023.

Helping you succeed in tomorrow's world

I take an active role in championing Osborne Clarke's transformation expertise, focusing on the financial and operational risk caused by distress in supply chains.

Specialist Aviation Services

Taking a key role advising on a restructuring which achieved the strategic priority of securing continuity for air ambulance services across England without disruption, in a heavily-regulated sector.


A complex restructuring and solvent wind-down of Wirecard's UK subsidiary, following the discovery of substantial financial irregularities (c. €1.9bn) within its group. Osborne Clarke was nominated as Restructuring Team of the Year at the British Legal Awards 2022 for this mandate.

Key public sector data provider

A complex mandate involving the appointment of special managers to avoid impending disruption to public sector data services.

High-profile retail restructurings

Involved in a number of high-profile Retail & Consumer restructurings, including Oasis, Warehouse, Laura Ashley, Edinburgh Woollen Mill, Peacocks, and Patisserie Valerie, including contentious and non-contentious mandates.

Project Oak

Advising on multiple sale processes in relation to a distressed printing group with c. £115 million of revenues.