Anna Nolan


  • PhD (Effectiveness of EU Merger Regulation), University of Gdańsk, 2014
  • LPC, Commendation, College of Law, 2009
  • Graduate Diploma (English and European Union Law), Cambridge University, 2008
  • MA (Finance & Banking), First, Warsaw School of Economics, 2008
  • MA (Law), with Honors, University of Warsaw, 2007


  • England and Wales, Solicitor, 2012
  • Polish
  • President of the Turnaround Management Association Next Gen
  • Committee member of 100 Women in Finance 

Anna Nolan


Anna Nolan is an associate in the London office of Ropes & Gray and a member of the real estate investments and transactions group. Anna Nolan joined Ropes & Gray in 2012 as an associate.

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 (e.g. loan on loan transactions). Anna acts for a wide range of stakeholders who are often involved in complex transactions with a cross-border element. 

Anna is involved in the work of the Turnaround Management Association and 100 Women in Finance. Anna also participates in qLegal Advice Clinic at Queen Mary University of London which provides advice to tech start-ups and entrepreneurs.


  • Acting for a U.S. private equity firm on a refinancing of Spanish NPL acquisition financed by a private securitisation 
  • Acting for Blackstone Mortgage Trust Inc. in financing its €1 billion syndicated interest in a 7 billion loan provided by Blackstone, Deutsche Bank and other lenders to a JV between various Blackstone Europe funds and Santander/Banco Popular. The financing was a part of Blackstone’s acquisition of a majority stake in an 11 billion portfolio of Spanish non-performing loans and foreclosed real estate assets (loan on loan transaction)
  • Acting for Subordinated Lender as a seller of loans to Wells Fargo
  • Acting for Regis Corporation in connection with its sale and subsequent franchise of substantially all of its mall-based salons and its sale and subsequent franchise of its UK businesses
  • Acting for THRE (Lender) in connection with a real estate financing transaction
  • Acting for Global Loan Agency Services as incoming Note Trustee in connection with the Fairhold securitisation
  • Acting for a member of the senior creditor group of litigants in the Waterfall litigation in connection with the distribution of Lehman Brothers International Europe's surplus
  • Acting for a distressed investor in connection with Lehman Brothers International Europe's claims trading
  • Acting for TPG Special Situations Partners in connection with its acquisition of Credit Suisse's US Distressed Credit business
  • Acting for the ad hoc committee of unsecured noteholders of Towergate Insurance in connection with its financial restructuring via “toggle” schemes of arrangement for secured and unsecured noteholder classes
  • Acting for Anchorage Capital as Controlling Class Representative of the Titan (Libra/NHP) securitisation, including in litigation over the identity of the Controlling Party
  • Acting for the ad hoc committee of bondholders of Suzlon Energy limited in connection with its financial restructuring
  • Acting for Goldman Sachs European Special Situations Group and TPG Special Situations Partners in connection with their joint acquisition of the Cooper Portfolio from Lloyds Banking Group
  • Acting for the Cayman Court appointed Joint Provisional Liquidators of Arcapita Investment Holdings Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Arcapita Bank B.S.C. (the Bahrain-based Islamic investment bank) in relation to the Cayman provisional liquidation and concurrent US Chapter 11 proceedings
  • Acting for and restructuring various property companies within the Regus group


  • Anna Nolan, “European Competition Law. Effectiveness of the merger referral procedure,” C. H. Beck (2015)
  • Co-author, “The Benefits of UK-style Pre-packs and Comparisons with other Jurisdictions,” International Corporate Rescue, Vol 7 Issue 5 (2010)
  • Anna Nolan, “Moving a company’s COMI to achieve a restructuring: Factors for consideration,” Amicus Curiae , Issue 83 (2010)
  • Anna Nolan, “Withdrawal of a member state from the European Union,” Legal Education (April 2011)
  • Anna Nolan, “Warning: Exchange of commercially sensitive information between competitors may result in an infringement of Article 101 TFEU by object,” Amicus Curiae, Issue 85 (Spring 2011)


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