Sarah advises on a range of domestic and cross-border banking and finance transactions. Her expertise includes advising banks and borrowers regarding corporate debt facilities, acquisition financing, real estate financing (investment and development) and restructurings. Sarah also has particular expertise in real estate financing involving QIAIF structures, and has acted on a number of loan portfolio sales.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
Maples Group Wins Three 2019 Finance Dublin Deals of the Year
Maples Group Attends MIPIM 2017
Sarah was elected as a partner in 2016. Prior to joining the Maples Group, she worked in the banking team at Allen & Overy in London and Addleshaw Goddard in Manchester. Legal 500 Rankings has described the 'very proactive' Maples Group team which included “the excellent Sarah Francis”, whose recent work includes advising AIB on real estate financings.
2007 - Admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales (not practising as an English solicitor)
2010 - Admitted as a solicitor in Ireland
Nottingham Law School, Legal Practice Course, 2004
University of Manchester, BA (Hons) Accounting and Law, 2003