Partner, Paul Hastings (Europe) LLP
David Ereira is a partner in the Restructuring and Finance practice at Paul Hastings, based in the firm’s London office. David’s principal areas of practice are Restructuring and Insolvency, Private Equity and Acquisition Finance, and Real Estate Finance. David was chairman of The Insolvency Service and has been awarded an OBE for services to insolvency. David joined Paul Hastings following 26 years in Magic Circle firms.
Managing Director, The Carlyle Group
Ian B. Jackson is the London based Fund Co-Head and a Managing Director of Carlyle Strategic Partners, advising on distressed and special situation opportunities for The Carlyle Group. Prior to joining Carlyle, Mr. Jackson was a senior analyst with Deutsche Bank's European Distressed Products Group in London for four years, investing across the capital structure from senior secured debt to equity, liquidations, refinancing, private equity and special situations. Prior to that, Mr. Jackson spent five years working for Deutsche Bank's Japanese Distressed Products Group in Tokyo (on behalf of US & European clients) acquiring non-performing loan portfolios and trading Yen denominated corporate bonds. Mr. Jackson currently serves on the Board of Directors of Nationwide Accident Repair Services, Akari Care Group and BIS Industries. Mr. Jackson has formerly served on the Board of Directors of Brintons Carpets Limited, Sterling LLC and as Chairman of the Supervisory Board for both Klenk Holz AG and KAP Beteiligungs AG. Mr. Jackson received a B.Sc. (Hons) from City University London Business School.
Sarah Lévi joined Lazard in 2009 and is a Director in the Restructuring group, based in London. Sarah was involved on a number of recent transactions including: advising Expro on its pre-packaged Chapter 11 plan of reorganisation ($1.4bn, UK/US 2018), the senior lenders of Seadrill on its restructuring implemented with prearranged Chapter 11 ($12.8bn, Bermuda, 2018), the Senior Term Loan lenders of Edcon as part of its debt organisation ($2bn, South Africa, 2017/2015), Apollo as part of the demerger and debt restructuring of Stemcor ($2bn, UK, 2015), the senior Propco lenders of General Healthcare Group on its restructuring (£2.2bn, UK, 2015), Warwick Capital with regards to the restructuring of Punch Taverns (£2.3bn, UK, 2014), UK Department of Health on the sale of Plasma Resources UK to Bain Capital (£230m, UK, 2013), the Senior Lenders of BAWAG on its restructuring and recapitalisation (€3.6bn, Austria, 2012) and Eurotaxglass’s on its corporate restructuring (€250m, UK, 2012). Sarah holds a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and a Masters in Finance from l'Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris.
Vice President, PIMCO
Manon Mendez is a portfolio manager at PIMCO based in London focusing on distressed and special situations investments. Prior to joining PIMCO in 2016, she was an investment analyst on the distressed debt trading desk at Goldman Sachs, investing in both private and public distressed and stressed companies and special situations across the capital structure. She holds an undergraduate and a master's degree in law and business administration from Universidad Pontificia de Comillas (ICADE) in Madrid.
Associate, Paul Hastings (Europe) LLP
Anna Nolan is an associate in the Restructuring and Finance practice at Paul Hastings, based in the firm’s London office. Anna 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. Anna is a member of the Education Committee of 100 Women in Finance and a director of the Turnaround Management Association. Prior to joining Paul Hastings, Anna was an associate in the Special Situations team at another leading US Law firm. Anna holds an undergraduate and a master's degree in law (Hons) from the University of Warsaw and an undergraduate and a master's degree in finance from the Warsaw School of Economics.