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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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Publications: 30 November 2021

The sun never sets on English law governed debt: reviewing the Re Prosafe SE decision

The recent decision in Re Prosafe SE pits the principle of freedom of contract against the increasingly popular modified universalism in the cross-border restructuring and insolvency space.

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Publications: 13 October 2021

Restructuring, liquidation and solvent dissolution options in Australia

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Publications: 18 January 2021

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News: 03 December 2020

A&O announces hire of Counsel Heather Sandell

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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