Insolvency and restructuring

We're a leading insolvency and restructuring practice that represents insolvency practitioners, corporates, financiers, creditors, directors and shareholders. This provides us with a unique, 360-degree perspective that informs all our guidance and support.

Our advice is strategic, realistic and commercial. We're a team renowned for navigating sensitive stakeholder relationships while remaining focused on our clients' legal and commercial goals. We pride ourselves on being a reliable source of support when critical decisions need to be made.

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Receiverships, liquidations and administrations

Our lawyers provide legal and strategic advice on the entire spectrum of insolvency-related matters. We specialise in helping clients preserve enterprise value, manage exposure and minimise credit risk in complex circumstances. Our advice is informed by decades of experience advising insolvency professionals, directors, distressed companies and creditors (including employees, suppliers, financial institutions and private lenders).

Our expertise includes:

  • all facets of external administrations (including liquidations, voluntary administrations and receiverships)
  • deed of company arrangements
  • defending/prosecuting voidable claims under the Corporations Act
  • advising on security interests under the Personal Property Securities Act
  • public examinations and complex investigations into the affairs of a company
  • sale of distressed businesses and assets

Directors’ duties and exposure 

An increasingly complex regulatory environment means company directors are under more scrutiny than ever. It's important to seek legal advice to understand your duties and the personal risks that may arise from insolvencies and restructures. In some cases, personal assets can be exposed, even if you think they are protected. Get in touch early to discuss your legal obligations and how to minimise personal exposure to costly disputes with liquidators, regulators and other stakeholders.

Restructuring

Our firm has been involved in significant corporate and financial restructuring, including for corporate groups, by schemes of arrangement or other reorganisation. In the context of an insolvent administration, this enables us to achieve the best outcome for a company or group in a threatened or existing insolvency.

Personal insolvency and bankruptcy

Personal insolvency and bankruptcies can be complex. We have many years' experience helping trustees, creditors and debtors to achieve the best possible outcomes.

Our expertise includes:

  • recovery of assets
  • claims against third parties under the Bankruptcy Act
  • conducting examinations on behalf of trustees

Securities and enforcement

We have a wealth of experience advising, prosecuting or defending claims in respect of security interests under the Personal Property Securities Act. We also specialise in enforcement actions on behalf of companies, financial institutions or private lenders. Securities and enforcement matters are often complex, document intensive, strategic and challenging. We're a highly-experienced team with flexible resources that can be swiftly called upon to meet your needs.

Our expertise includes:

  • security documents
  • priority of security interests
  • validity of security interests
  • enforcement options

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