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David Walter

Partner

Sydney

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David Walter

Partner

Sydney

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: 05 MARCH 2021

Podcast: How does a material adverse change clause work in these uncertain times?

The enforceability of material adverse change clauses (“MAC clauses”) in commercial contracts is an area which has come under increased scrutiny in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Publications: 05 MARCH 2021

Key Regulatory Topics: Weekly Update 19-25 February 2021

Our weekly update on key regulatory topics affecting the financial services sector. If you would like to receive this update by email and be added to our marketing mailing list please contact…

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Lender enforcement in Australia

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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Office

Sydney

Allen & Overy
Level 25, 85 Castlereagh Street
Sydney
NSW 2000

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Qualifications

Professional

Admitted to practise in New South Wales, February 2004

Admitted to practise in England & Wales, August 2008

Academic

Master of Laws, University of New South Wales, 2004

Bachelor of Business Administration, Macquarie University, 2003

Bachelor of Laws (Hons), Macquarie University, 2003