David Allison KC

KC 2014, Called to the Bar 1998

David specialises in business, commercial and financial law, with a particular emphasis on corporate restructuring (both domestic and cross-border), sovereign debt restructuring, banking and financial services, structured finance, commercial litigation and company matters. He has an extensive overseas practice which includes Cayman, BVI, Dubai, Jersey and Guernsey. He has acted as an expert witness in proceedings in a number of overseas jurisdictions.

Recent cases include McDermott, Greensill Capital, FTX, Hurtigruten, Adler, Galapagos, Chaptre Finance, Praesidad, Avanti Communications, Veon, Nostrum, Hong Kong Airlines, ED&F Man, Cassini, Virgin Atlantic, Pizza Express, KCA Deutag, Malaysian Airlines, Port Fund, Virgin Active, DTEK, Premier Oil, Arcadia, Carillion, Interserve, Thomas Cook, Debenhams, British Steel, Lehman Waterfall, Metinvest, Syncreon, Monarch Airlines, Noble, House of Fraser, BHS, Agrokor, Codere, Abengoa, Russian Standard Bank, APCOA, ATU, Airwave, Stemcor, MF Global, Nortel, Bank of Ireland, European Directories, Stanford International Bank, Madoff, Landsbanki, Glitnir, Kaupthing, Deutsche Annington, PrimaCom, Nef Telecom, Biffa, Fitness First, NCP, Monier, Tele Columbus and Cattles.

David is ranked as a leading KC in seven practice areas by Chambers UK: (1) Banking & Finance; (2) Insolvency & Restructuring; (3) Company; (4) Commercial Dispute Resolution; (5) Chancery: Commercial; (6) Financial Services; (7) Offshore.

David is ranked in the Chambers UK 100. He has also been recognised in the annual awards of Chambers and Partners as the winner of the Insolvency/Restructuring Award and as a nominee for the Banking & Finance Award.

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