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19 July 2020

Allen & Overy welcomes David Walter as a partner in its Asia Pacific Restructuring and Recovery Group based in Sydney.

David is a well-established figure in the restructuring and insolvency arena advising the spectrum of stakeholders in informal restructures and formal insolvencies, including public companies and their boards, private equity and portfolio companies, special-situations investors, bank lenders, trustees and insolvency practitioners. David is particularly experienced in the real estate, mining and resources, energy, infrastructure, finance, retail, manufacturing, and transport sectors.

He is recognised as a leading lawyer in Chambers Asia Pacific, Best Lawyers, Legal 500 and Doyle's Guide for his technical ability, pragmatic approach and commerciality.

David joins Allen & Overy from Baker McKenzie in Sydney.

Richard Woodworth, Allen & Overy’s co-lead of the Asia Pacific restructuring practice, commented: “We are delighted to welcome David to the team. His appointment strengthens an already market-leading team and enhances our ability to assist clients on complex domestic Australian and cross-border insolvencies and restructurings. His deep sector experience will benefit Allen & Overy clients throughout the APAC region.”

Sydney Managing Partner Jason Denisenko commented: “David’s specialist skills and close alignment with A&O’s culture and existing client and sectoral focus make him an invaluable addition to the team. We know that our clients will face new and unforeseen challenges post Covid-19 and David’s experience assisting with stressed and distressed situations is an integral part of how we will now be able to help our clients domestically and in cross-border transactions.”

Allen & Overy’s Asia Pacific Restructuring and Recovery Group is fully integrated with the firm’s global Restructuring Group, providing clients with seamless advice covering all of the major restructuring hubs across a network of more than 40 offices. This means the firm can work with clients to find the best solution from the full range of options, rather than being constrained by geographic or technical limitations.