David Ampaw has extensive experience in non-contentious restructuring, insolvency and special situations assignments acting for corporates, clearing banks, international and investment banks, debt and hedge funds.

He has advised in relation to a number of domestic and cross-border workout assignments taking in transactions in established and emerging markets. He specialises in special situations assignments with complex financing or intercreditor arrangements, including securitisations, first lien/second lien, unitranche and bond, loan structures.

David's practice and expertise extends to advising on NPL trades (single name and portfolios) as well as trading of distressed loans and claim. He is recommended in the Legal 500, 2017 to 2021 (inclusive) and described as “excellent in the funds restructuring space” “excellent at navigating the issues of debt sales” “exceptionally user-friendly, delivering robust and commercial advice in a calm and friendly way.”

David was named 'Diversity Champion' at Turnaround, Restructuring & Insolvency (TRI) Awards 2018, for his engagement in various initiatives both within and outside of the firm. David's work includes working with graduate recruitment, diversity and London People Group teams to build and implement a strategy for increasing ethnic minority representation in the firm. David is partner sponsor of “Mosaic” the UK firms relaunched multicultural diversity network.

Outside the firm he is a mentor on the Black Solicitors Network’s “Career Pathways” programme, a director of the charity the PRIME Commitment, the leading legal social mobility initiative focused on broadening social diversity in the legal industry.