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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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News: 29 NOVEMBER 2021

Allen & Overy advises Avenga on the acquisition of Perfectial Group

Allen & Overy has advised Avenga, an international IT and digital transformation technology group, on the acquisition of Perfectial Group.

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Publications: 13 OCTOBER 2021

Restructuring, liquidation and solvent dissolution options in Australia

Australia has a well-developed and comprehensive legal framework for the restructuring, insolvent liquidation or solvent dissolution of Australian companies – both solvent and insolvent.  A number of…

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Publications: 18 JANUARY 2021

Lender enforcement in Australia

Australia is considered a creditor friendly jurisdiction, and has developed an effective legal framework for lenders to recover debts owed to them by distressed borrowers.

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Publications: 07 SEPTEMBER 2020

Continuation of temporary insolvency measures through to the start of 2021 – Australian response to the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic

A further extension through to 31 December 2020 of the current “insolvency law” support measures was announced by the Treasurer this morning.  This announcement comes just a few weeks before those…

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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