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David Kidd

Partner, Hong Kong SAR


Solicitor for the High Court of Hong Kong and the Senior Courts of England and Wales


David focuses on all aspects of restructuring and insolvency including dealing with distressed debt and assets and the achievement of resolution through consensual means and where necessary enforcement or formal proceedings. David’s clients have included creditors and debtors, banks and funds, directors and shareholders, receivers and liquidators. David has acted on some of the world’s largest restructurings and insolvencies and approaches all assignments, whether large or small, by seeking to achieve a resolution which preserves and recovers as much value as possible. 

David is a partner based in Linklaters’ Hong Kong office who leads the firm’s Asia Pacific Restructuring and Insolvency practice.  David works closely with all practice groups and offices and with the global Restructuring and Insolvency Group to deliver solutions suited to the needs of clients dealing with distressed situations.

Professional Experience

2013 to date Partner, Linklaters, Hong Kong
2002 – 2012 Partner, Allen & Overy, Hong Kong
1998 – 2002 Partner, Cameron McKenna, Hong Kong
1990 – 1998 Partner, Cameron McKenna, London
1984 – 1990 Associate, Cameron McKenna, London
1982 – 1983 Associate, Simpson Grierson, New Zealand


1977 – 1981 Auckland University, LLB/B Com
1972 – 1976 St Paul’s Collegiate School