London, UK – Paul Hastings LLP, a leading global law firm, announced today that pre-eminent restructuring and debt finance partner David Ereira will join the London office as a partner in the Corporate practice. Mr. Ereira will be joining the firm from Linklaters.
Mr. Ereira’s practice principally focuses on debt restructuring but also covers real estate finance, stressed and distressed real estate resolutions, and more general banking matters.
Chambers Global notes that Mr. Ereira is widely recognised in the market as a “standout”; and Chambers UK 2016 notes his versatility, saying that he “straddles a broad range of work,” including representing creditors in restructurings and recapitalisations of distressed companies, often in a cross-border context. Legal 500 UK lists David as a “leading individual”.
“The addition of a lawyer of David’s standing and stature will be a great asset for us as we continue to enhance the quality and reputation of our restructuring practice in London,” said Luc Despins, Chair of the global restructuring practice at Paul Hastings. “It is essential for us to offer leading-edge restructuring capability coherently across English law and U.S. law, and having a partner of David’s experience adds significantly to our global strength.”
“The development of a tier one finance and restructuring practice is a central component of our strategy in London and having someone of David’s reputation join us will continue our momentum and trajectory as we build out our capabilities in this practice,” said Ronan O’Sullivan, Chair of the London office. “David’s arrival will add further depth and prestige to our practice here in London and will position us well to capitalize on restructuring opportunities that span across the UK, Europe and the U.S.”
Mr. Ereira is the latest of a number of senior finance hires in the London office of Paul Hastings over the past twelve months, including structured finance and capital markets partner Paul Severs, private fund formation specialist Duncan Woollard, leveraged finance partner Luke McDougall and high-yield finance partner Peter Schwartz.
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