Restructuring and insolvency
Our group has been actively involved in many of the major corporate insolvencies in Australia, as well as numerous international insolvencies and enforcement issues. On large international projects, which overflow into multiple jurisdictions with different laws and approaches to insolvency and restructuring, our network and experience really come into their own. We understand how these laws operate and how to respond.
Our clients range from the major insolvency practitioners throughout Australia to leading banks and other financial institutions.
Our lawyers are skilled in all aspects of insolvency and restructuring, from managing the consequences of loan default to complex restructurings. Our experience extends to advising on challenging cross-border matters as well as finding the right solution for local distressed companies, be it a consensual workout, receivership, voluntary administration or liquidation.
Also experienced in drafting commercial lending contracts, they can quickly identify legal obligations and consequences. As our lawyers are well grounded in the workings of banks and other financial institutions, no time is lost bringing our people up to speed on documentation or processes.
All partners in the group are actively involved in the industry. They are members of the Insolvency Practitioners' Association of Australia (IPAA) and frequent attendees and participants at the International Federation of Insolvency Professionals (INSOL). Several of our partners sit on the Australian Law Council Insolvency and Reconstruction Committee, as well as the state based law council equivalents. We are also a member of INSOL's Group of Thirty-six (G36) - in fact, we were the first Asia Pacific based member.
- secured recoveries and receiverships
- reconstruction and restructuring advice
- workouts and restructures
- voluntary administrations
- deeds of company arrangement
- debt reconstruction
- liquidation and bankruptcy
- contentious insolvency
- insurance insolvency and run-off
- creditor services
- corporate rescue
- advising directors
- advising purchasers on acquisition of distressed assets
- banking and financial services litigation including:
- UCCC litigation
- 420A breach of duty litigation
- part 5.7b Corporations Act litigation