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David Allison QC

Tel:
Work 020 7696 9900
Email:
South Square (South Square)

Position

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 Dubai, Cayman, BVI, Jersey and Guernsey. Recent cases include Lehman, APCOA, ATU, Airwave, Stemcor, MF Global, Nortel, Bank of Ireland, European Directories, Stanford International Bank, Madoff, Landsbanki, Glitnir, Kaupthing, Woolworths, Almatis, Arcapita, Metronet, Northern Rock, Dewey & LeBoeuf, Deutsche Annington, PrimaCom, Nef Telecom, Biffa, Fitness First, NCP, Monier, Tele Columbus and Cattles.

Career

Called 1998; QC 2014. Full registration under Part II of the DIFC Courts’ Register of Legal Practitioners 2006; Called to the Bar of the Eastern Caribbean 2007.

Member

COMBAR, Chancery Bar Association.

Education

Downing College, University of Cambridge (MA Law, First Class).


London Bar

Banking and finance (including consumer credit)

Within: Banking and finance (including consumer credit) – Leading silks

David Allison QC - South SquareGood with detail as well as the big picture; has good judgement about the points that really matter.

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Company and partnership

Within: Company – Leading silks

David Allison QC - South SquareStrong intellect and advocacy skills with very clear and concise presentation of the issues.

Within: Company and partnership

Second to noneSouth Square has ‘a number of leading QCs, as well depth of juniors’ specialising in company law. Expertise within the set includes schemes of arrangement (both in England and offshore jurisdictions), directors’ duties and breach of duties claims. Members are also regularly instructed on M&A transactions and complex issues relating to takeovers, showcased by David Allison QC’s involvement in the AB inBev and SABMiller £80bn merger.

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Insolvency

Within: Insolvency – Leading silks

David Allison QC - South SquareVery practical and great on his feet.

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Offshore

Within: Offshore – Leading silks

David Allison QC - South SquareHis work includes BVI and Cayman insolvency cases.

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