Sarah Goodwin

Partner Debt Finance
Kirkland & Ellis International LLP


Sarah Goodwin is a debt finance partner in the London office of Kirkland & Ellis International LLP. Her practice focuses on advising private equity sponsors, portfolio companies and credit funds on cross-border leveraged buyouts and other complex financings.

Through her extensive experience acting for both sponsors and lenders on a variety of high-value transactions, Sarah offers practical and commercially-focused advice on leveraged finance, private credit, special situations and restructuring matters.

During a career that has spanned multiple jurisdictions, Sarah has worked on secondment for extended periods at Goldman Sachs, Blackstone Credit and Barclays Investment Bank.



Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2013, Admitted to practice as a Solicitor of England and Wales


  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian


  • College of Law, LondonLegal Practice Coursewith Distinction2010
  • BPP University, LondonGraduate Diploma in Law2007
  • College of EuropeM.A., Advanced Interdisciplinary European Studies2006
  • Trinity College, University of CambridgeM.A., Modern and Medieval Languages (French and German)2005