William Sugden 

Associate – London
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Will Sugden is an associate in Cadwalader’s Financial Restructuring Group and Leveraged Finance & Private Credit Group based in London. Will acts on restructuring and insolvency matters, representing debtors, financial sponsors and creditors including banks, institutional investors and funds. Will also has experience acting on a wide range of financing transactions.  Will’s experience includes an 8 month secondment to the direct lending and credit opportunities teams of a leading credit fund. 

Prior to joining Cadwalader, Will was a senior associate at a global law firm in London, and also practised as a senior associate at a global law firm in Australia.

Will is recognised as a key lawyer by Legal 500 UK 2024 for Corporate Restructuring & Insolvency. Clients say “The Cadwalader team provided a very high level of counsel and service. They were responsive, always available to answer questions, and really helped drive to a great outcome. They not only excelled at the legal execution, but provided true advice and guidance, which is not always the case with other firms.”

Will holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) and Bachelor of Arts from the University of Queensland, Australia. He is admitted to practice in England and Wales and Queensland, Australia.

Will’s representative matters include*:

  • The first lien lenders to Petra Diamonds in its financial restructuring and scheme of arrangement.
  • The joint administrators of Paperchase Products Limited (in administration) on a prepackaged sale of certain parts of its business.
  • Global Ports on the refinancing of its USD 250 million New York law governed notes issued by its wholly owned Turkish subsidiary, including in relation to a proposed scheme of arrangement.
  • A major international card scheme in relation to its exposure to the Wirecard business.
  • Barclays as global coordinator and lead manager in connection with Inspired Gaming’s offering of £235m senior secured notes due 2026.
  • ICG on its forward funding of Europe's largest single-occupier logistics site for Jaguar Land Rover.
  • British Steel in its restructuring negotiations with government and other key stakeholders.
  • The first lien lenders to Carpetright in its financial restructuring by way of a company voluntary arrangement.
  • Bathstore in its restructuring negotiations with creditors and other key stakeholders.
  • A creditor in relation to the restructuring of Peabody energy.
  • Numerous engagements acting for secured creditors and insolvency practitioners in relation to the enforcement of security.

*Certain representations occurred prior to Will’s association with Cadwalader.

William Sugden 


  • England & Wales
  • Queensland, Australia


  • University of Queensland
    Bachelor of Laws (Hons)
  • University of Queensland