Piraeus Bank Completes Landmark €7.2 billion Securitisation

July 29, 2021

London – Paul Hastings LLP, a leading global law firm, announced today that the firm advised Piraeus Bank on the landmark “Sunrise I” securitisation, which involved the securitisation of non-performing exposures (“NPEs”) with a gross book value of approximately €7.2 billion, funded by the issuance of three classes of notes. The portfolio of securitised exposures comprises a mix of residential mortgage loans and corporate loans.

The transaction marks another important step in Piraeus’s ongoing efforts to reduce its holdings of NPEs following the successful closing in December 2020 of Project Phoenix, on which Paul Hastings also advised Piraeus. Project Phoenix was the first NPE securitisation undertaken by Piraeus, and involved the securitisation of approximately €1.9 billion of non-performing residential mortgage loans. Project Phoenix was one of the first transactions to qualify for the HAPs scheme since its approval in December 2019. 

The Paul Hastings team was led by London-based finance partner Mei Lian and included associates David Shennan and Silas Raggett.

At Paul Hastings, our purpose is clear — to help our clients and people navigate new paths to growth. With a strong presence throughout Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the U.S., Paul Hastings is recognized as one of the world’s most innovative global law firms.

Practice Areas



Firmwide Inquiries
Arielle Lapiano
Submission Requests
Alan Wright
Corporate, Litigation, Real Estate, and Tax
Scott Wasserman
Intellectual Property, Life Sciences, and Employment
Becca Hatton