Sarah Hale

Corporate & Commercial

Sarah advises investors, companies and management teams on a wide range of corporate transactions, with particular experience in the insurance industry.

She acts on UK and international work, including private and public mergers, acquisitions and disposals, private equity transactions and joint ventures. She also advises on general corporate instructions.

Sarah has experience advising insurers, financial institutions, private equity clients and start-ups on regulatory issues, acquisitions, disposals, joint ventures and reinsurance transactions in the UK, Lloyd’s of London and internationally.

Before joining Capital in 2021, Sarah was based in London as an associate with a large international law firm.

  • A venture capital firm in its initial assessment of a Series A funding round in a UK-based fintech platform.
  • A seller in obtaining third party consents to novation of long-term contracts as part of a pre-completion reorganisation.
  • A private investment firm in the sale of its stake in a large African FMCG group.
  • A legacy insurer in Lloyd’s reinsurance to close transactions and related acquisitions to launch its Lloyd’s of London platform.
  • A consortium of private equity investors in the sell down of their stake in an insurance-focused venture capital investment firm.
  • A US insurance group in the sale of its Lloyd’s of London insurance division.
  • A private equity firm in its acquisition of a dental technology business in a combined share and asset sale.
  • A French insurer in a multi-billion dollar acquisition of a Bermuda-based group in connection with insurance M&A and regulatory matters.
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Private equity
  • Insurance and reinsurance transactions
  • General company advice


  • Associate, Capital Law Limited (Nov 2021 – present)
  • Associate, Debevoise & Plimpton (Sep 2017 – Sep 2021)
  • Trainee Solicitor, Debevoise & Plimpton (Sep 2015 – Sep 2017)


  • BPP Law School: GDL & LPC (2013 – 2015)
  • University of Cambridge: BA (Hons), Modern & Medieval Languages (2009 – 2013)

Memberships / Trustee positions

  • The Law Society of England and Wales


  • French
  • Spanish