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Insolvency Service chair honoured with OBE 4 January 2016

The chair of the Insolvency Service’s board, David Ereira, has been recognised in the new year’s honours list with an OBE.

As the Insolvency Service’s chairman and a high profile senior insolvency lawyer, shortly to be joining the firm of Paul Hastings, Ereira’s work has included high profile insolvencies and restructurings.

The Insolvency Service said he has contributed to setting the direction for insolvency practice through his membership of the Financial Law Committee of the City of London Solicitors Company; the Treasury Banking Liaison Panel; and the Editorial Committee of Law and Financial Markets Review journal.

The service added that he is “a passionate advocate of better care for people as they approach the end of their lives.” He was appointed as a trustee of Marie Curie in November 2007 and has played an increasingly prominent role on the council of trustees where he now serves as vice chairman.

Ereira (pictured) said: “I’m delighted that my contribution to practice of insolvency has been recognised with this award.

“I also see this as recognition for the important work of the Insolvency Service in protecting the interests of creditors and the public, while providing a way for individuals and companies in financial failure to move on.”

By Marcel LeGouais

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