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David Ereira

Partner, Corporate Department
100 Bishopsgate
United Kingdom

Fax: 44-020-3023-5479


David Ereira is a partner in the Restructuring and Finance practice at Paul Hastings and is based in the firm's London office. Mr. Ereira's principal areas of practice are Restructuring and Insolvency, Private Equity and Acquisition Finance, and Real Estate Finance. Mr. Ereira was chairman of The Insolvency Service and was awarded an OBE for services to insolvency.

Prior to joining Paul Hastings, Mr. Ereira was a partner at Magic Circle firms.

Accolades and Recognitions

  • Recommended for Restructuring/Insolvency by Chambers UK 2020: 'Clients say David Ereira "brings a wealth of experience and has been there and done it all."'

  • Included in the 'Hall of Fame' for Restructuring and Insolvency by Legal 500 UK 2020:

    • "David Ereira is a very experienced and seasoned lawyer."

    • "Vastly experienced a creative"

    • "David Ereira is very calm and is always able to evaluate the situation with a tactical perspective."

  • Included in the "Hall of Fame" for Corporate Restructuring and Insolvency by Legal 500 UK 2020


  • Manchester, LL.B, 1977

  • Open University, BSc, MSc


  • Member, Financial Law Committee of the City of London Solicitors' Company

  • Member, HM Treasury Banking Liaison Panel

  • Editorial Committee, Law and Financial Markets Review

  • Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales

  • Member of the International Insolvency Institute

  • Member of the Insolvency Lawyers' Association

Recent Representations

Restructuring and Insolvency Experience

  • Advised the funds responsible for the restructuring of The Co-Operative Bank in 2017

  • Advised New Look Retailers on its creditors voluntary arrangement in 2018

  • Advised Reliance Communications of India on the restructuring of its public bond debt

  • Advised Gulf Keystone Petroleum on its restructuring in 2016

  • Resolution of Banco Espirito Santo

  • Acting for PwC as the Administrators of Lehman Brothers International Europe

  • Acted on the recapitalisation of Eurobank in Greece 2015

  • Represented the Government of Finland on securing their participation in the sovereign debt restructurings in Greece and Spain

  • Resolution of Bank Snoras in Lithuania

Practice Areas

Private Equity
Real Estate Finance




England and Wales Solicitor


University of Manchester, LL.B. 1977

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