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Anna Nolan

Associate, Corporate Department
100 Bishopsgate
United Kingdom

Fax: 44-020-3321-1103


Anna Nolan is an associate in the Restructuring and Finance practice at Paul Hastings, based in the firm's London office. Ms. Nolan has broad experience advising on financial and corporate restructurings (contentious and non-contentious matters) and insolvency matters including transactions with a real estate asset focus. She acts for a wide range of stakeholders who are often involved in complex transactions with a cross-border element.

Before joining Paul Hastings, she was an associate at another leading U.S. law firm.


  • Gdansk University, PhD (Law) 2014

  • University of Law, LPC 2009

  • Cambridge University, Graduate Diploma in English and European Union Law 2008

  • Warsaw School of Economics, MA (Finance & Banking) 2008, 1st class

  • University of Warsaw MA (Law) 2007, 1st class hons

Speaking Engagements

  • Moderated a panel discussion on "Global Special Situations " during the Women in Private Debt conference in October 2019 and in March 2020

  • Moderated a 100 Women in Finance panel discussion on "Get ready for distressed investing " on 18 September 2019

  • Moderated a TMA panel discussion on the topic of "Changing legal framework in the restructuring space; should the UK insolvency system become more aligned to the system in place in the US? ", British Parliamentary stlye debate on 30 October 2019


  • Anna Nolan, "European Competition Law. Effectiveness of the merger referral procedure ", C.H. Beck (2015)


  • Co-author, "Intra-group reorganisations: directors' duties in times of stress ", PLC (November 2020)

  • Co-author, "Privy Council rules on the court's equitable jurisdiction to set the financial terms of relief against appropriation ", Lexology (July 2013)

  • Co-author, "The benefits of UK-style pre-packs and comparisons with other jurisdictions ", International Corporate Rescue, Vol 7 Issue 5 (2010)

  • Anna Nolan, "Moving a company's COMI to achieve a restructuring: factors for consideration ", Amicus Curiae, Issue 83 (2010)

  • Anna Nolan, "Withdrawal of a member state from the European Union ", Legal Education (April 2011)

  • Anna Nolan, "Warning: Exchange of commercially sensitive information between competitors may result in an infringement of Article 101 TFEU by object ", Amicus Curiae, Issue 85 (Spring 2011)


  • Director of the Turnaround Management Association

  • Member of the Education Committee of 100 Women in Finance

Recent Representations

  • Acted for a U.S. private equity firm on a Spanish NPL acquisition financed by a €72 million private securitisation

  • Acted for Blackstone Mortgage Trust Inc. in financing its €1 billion syndicated interest in a €7 billion loan. The financing was a part of Blackstone's acquisition of a majority stake in an €11 billion portfolio of Spanish non-performing loans and foreclosed real estate assets (loan on loan transaction)

  • Acted for Regis Corporation in connection with its sale and subsequent franchise of substantially all of its mall-based salons and its sale and subsequent franchise of its U.K. business

  • Acted for Global Loan Agency Services as incoming Note Trustee in connection with the Fairhold securitisation

  • Acted for a member of the senior creditor group of litigants in the Waterfall litigation in connection with the distribution of Lehman Brothers International Europe's surplus

  • Acted for a distressed investor in connection with Lehman Brothers International Europe's claims trading

  • Acted for TPG Special Situations Partners in connection with its acquisition of Credit Suisse's U.S. Distressed Credit business

  • Acted for the ad hoc committee of unsecured noteholders of Towergate Insurance in connection with its financial restructuring via "toggle" schemes of arrangement for secured and unsecured noteholder classes

  • Acted for Anchorage Capital as Controlling Class Representative of the Titan (Libra/NHP) securitisation, including in litigation over the identity of the Controlling Party

  • Acted for the ad hoc committee of bondholders of Suzlon Energy Limited in connection with its financial restructuring

  • Acted for Goldman Sachs European Special Situations Group and TPG Special Situations Partners in connection with their joint acquisition of the Cooper Portfolio from Lloyds Banking Group

  • Acted for the Cayman Court-appointed Joint Provisional Liquidators of Arcapita Investment Holdings Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Arcapita Bank B.S.C. (the Bahrain-based Islamic investment bank) in relation to its Cayman provisional liquidation and concurrent US Chapter 11 proceedings

  • Restructured various companies within the Regus group




England and Wales Solicitor


University of Gdansk, Ph.D. 2014
SGH Warsaw School of Economics, M.A. 2008
University of Warsaw, M.A. 2007