Sam Whittaker

Managing Director


Financial Advisory


London, United Kingdom

Sam Whittaker is a Managing Director and Co-Head of Lazard’s EMEA Restructuring & Liability Management Group, based in London.

Sam re-joined Lazard in November 2020 from PJT Partners, where he worked as a Managing Director since 2015. He initially joined Lazard in 2005.

Sam has almost 20 years of complex corporate finance and debt restructuring experience. He has advised on matters across multiple sectors and geographies acting for both debtors and creditors.

Prior to joining Lazard in 2005, Sam ran the Office of the CEO of London’s 2012 Olympic Bid, having previously worked as a policy adviser in the Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit in the UK Cabinet Office.

He holds an MBA with distinction from INSEAD, France; and an MA/BA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Oxford University.

Our offices in the United Kingdom

Lazard has been a leading player in the United Kingdom's financial centre since the firm opened its first London office in 1877. Today, the U.K. remains one of the largest operations in Lazard’s global network.

Based in the heart of one of the world’s most international and connected financial hubs, with unrivalled access to global markets, Lazard U.K. advises clients on strategic matters including mergers and acquisitions, restructurings, debt and capital structure and capital raising.

Lazard's client relationships are built on trust and discretion, drawing on 175 years of experience working with leading businesses globally.