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David Campbell



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David Campbell



David is a partner in A&O's banking department and has a wide range of expertise which includes investment grade and leveraged finance, restructurings and distressed refinancings, trade finance, and acquisition finance for public and private bids in the UK, US, Europe and Australia. He has acted for most major banks and his corporate relationships include several FTSE-100 and FTSE-250 companies. He has a particular focus on the Nordic region and works with several major Swedish, Norwegian and Danish banks and corporates.

Among David's key strengths are the variety of his experience and his knowledge of structuring transactions across a wide field of different sectors and types of commercial deal. In recent years he has led the financing team on, for example the restructuring of a steel trading company (requiring a novel form of syndicated trade finance arrangement), the financing of investment into a milk co-operative, the leveraged buy-out of a Norwegian oil services company, other financial restructurings of companies in manufacturing and pharmaceutical sectors, margin loans and borrowing base facilities, financings secured on art portfolios, and acting for the noteholders to a football club, advising lenders to a Bollywood film producer, as well as numerous general corporate credits.

The "fantastic" David Campbell garners praise for his expert handling of investment grade matters. His international practice spans leveraged finance to acquisition finance matters, with his clients including major banks and FTSE-100 companies,” CHAMBERS UK 2019: BANKING & FINANCE RANKED AS LEADING LAWYER FOR BANKING & FINANCE

“Clients praise David Campbell's "balanced and commercial approach, and deep experience in banking documentation." He is well regarded for his expertise handling investment-grade matters for a variety of banks and corporate clients, with notable strength in acting for Nordic clients.” CHAMBERS UK 2018: BANKING & FINANCE

“‘Looks to get the deal done but never loses sight of his client in the process.’… ‘Someone who manages to deliver for the banks and the borrowers in the same breath.’” CHAMBERS UK 2016: BANKING & FINANCE

“David Campbell is ‘a very strong lawyer and good to work with,’ say interviewees. He has an excellent track record in leveraged, acquisition and investment grade finance, and has cultivated niche expertise in matters concerning the Nordic region.” CHAMBERS UK 2014: BANKING & FINANCE

News & insights

Publications: 19 MAY 2020

Covid-19 coronavirus update: Bank of England Covid Corporate Financing Facility (CCFF)

The CCFF is one of the major support measures announced by HM Treasury.  The others include the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme and the Coronavirus Large Business Interruption Loan…

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Publications: 05 MAY 2020

Covid-19 coronavirus: UK business loan package – are you eligible to participate?

The UK government has announced a number of measures designed to respond to the economic shock arising from Covid-19 coronavirus (Covid-19) – these include providing businesses of all sizes with…

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Publications: 29 APRIL 2020

Covid-19 coronavirus update: suspension of statutory demands and winding up petitions

The government announcement of 23 April 2020, that it intends to introduce measures to protect the UK high street and other companies against aggressive debt recovery actions, will bring welcome…

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Publications: 17 APRIL 2020

Covid–19 coronavirus update: HM Treasury Coronavirus Large Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CLBILS) Speed Read- updated 19 May 2020

CLBILS is a scheme under which the UK Government will provide a partial guarantee of financing made available to mid-cap and larger businesses.  

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Admitted as a solicitor, England and Wales, 1997


LLB, Hons Law, University of Warwick, 1993

Legal Practice Course, Nottingham Law School, 1994