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David Walter



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David Walter



David is a partner in Allen & Overy’s Asia Pacific Restructuring and Recovery Group. He has extensive experience 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. He focuses on non-contentious and contentious restructuring and insolvency assignments.

David has particular experience in the real estate, mining and resources, energy, infrastructure, finance, retail, manufacturing, and transport sectors.

David is recognised as a leading restructuring and insolvency lawyer by Chambers, Legal 500, Best Lawyers and Doyle’s Guide.

Chambers Asia Pacific says of David that “David Walter numbers insolvency practitioners, creditors and debtors among his clientele and often advises with regard to distressed scenarios in the resources and construction spaces. ‘He's very adept at bringing people along and resolving issues in a very pragmatic and sensible way,’ comments one client. ‘He's been very effective at getting people to reach the right solution without degenerating into anything too adversarial.’ ”

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NSW 2000

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Admitted to practise in New South Wales, February 2004

Admitted to practise in England & Wales, August 2008


Master of Laws, University of New South Wales, 2004

Bachelor of Business Administration, Macquarie University, 2003

Bachelor of Laws (Hons), Macquarie University, 2003

Other noteworthy experience


  • Represent international pipeline services company in its non-judicial restructuring of approximately $150 million in secured debt, including through an equity investment and a new secured credit facility.