London – Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan UK LLP announced today that restructuring expert David Ereira is joining the firm as a partner. David was previously at Paul Hastings where he was a partner specialising in restructuring and insolvency.
David has led the representation of debtors, creditors, investors and governments in some of the largest and most complex restructurings of the last few years including advising the administrators of Lehman Brothers in the largest bankruptcy in history. He has previously worked alongside Quinn Emanuel on disputes arising out of the NMC administration. David was chairman of the Insolvency Service and was awarded the OBE for services to insolvency and charity. Prior to joining Paul Hastings in 2015, he was a partner at Magic Circle firms Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Linklaters.
David said, “The restructuring markets in England and globally are at an inflection point. The combination of economic pressure, high interest rates and political uncertainty have made this a challenging time for businesses and investors. Clients will require new and creative approaches from their lawyers combining restructuring with contentious expertise. I am very excited to have the opportunity to work with Richard East and the Quinn Emanuel team to help meet this challenge for their clients.”
Quinn Emanuel has now made four significant lateral partner hires in London in the past year with litigator Gemma Anderson joining from Morrison & Foerster; arbitration specialist Melis Acuner joining from Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft and IP partner David Lancaster joining from Pinsent Masons. The firm now has 30 partners and 85 associates/of counsel in London.
Richard East, Quinn Emanuel’s London Senior Partner, said: “David has unrivalled expertise in the restructuring and insolvency market and will be a great fit with our contentious restructuring practice. We can’t wait for him to get started.”
John B. Quinn, Quinn Emanuel’s Founder and Chairman, said: “David is an outstanding lawyer with decades of experience working on the biggest, most complex restructurings. We believe he will have a considerable impact on our London office which is in major growth mode.”