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 and co-leads the firms European Special Situations Group.

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 rated as “excellent” in the funds restructuring space in the Legal 500, 2016 and “excellent at navigating the issues of debt sales” in the Legal 500, 2017 and “recommended” in the Legal 500, 2018, 2019 and 2020.

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 access to the legal industry for young people from less privileged backgrounds. He has been involved in the Pre-Application Judicial Education panel, sponsored by the Ministry of Justice, seeking to examine the structural and selection process issues behind under representation of groups in the judiciary (race, gender and non-barrister backgrounds).