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Insolvency & Restructuring

Offering timely advice, guidance and support


Even the most meticulous business plan can come undone. The pain of bankruptcy or a failed business can spread far and wide. We make it our mission to provide sound advice that allows for some level of certainty, early in the piece—it helps clients to complete an arduous and emotional process and to look forward to the next chapter.  

For those caught in the storm—financial institutions, insolvency practitioners, creditors or directors—we’re a safe harbour.

We work with lots of mid-market companies that need to restructure. They ask us about scheme proposals, workouts, recapitalisations, reconstructions, outstanding liabilities, valuations, transactions and creditor communications. We untangle legal structures when distressed assets have to be sold. And we negotiate insolvency disputes, defend voidable transactions, and assist with asset and debt recovery.

On the flip side, we help creditors get a fair deal. We’re a trusted guide in bankruptcy and closing down corporations. We know how to put together your proof of debt, recover divisible assets and conduct the bankrupt estate. We also conduct investigations for creditors and insolvency practitioners.

Secured creditors and lenders ask us to review securities and resolve Personal Property Securities Act 2009 disputes. Need to appoint an administrator to recover your secured property? We know the best in the business. We can also advise on conducting creditor meetings.

When companies go into voluntary administration, we’re there every step of the way. We’ve become very good at assessing options and providing practical recommendations—then helping with deeds of company arrangement, liquidation or returning the company to directors.

Liquidators often feel like they’re caught between a rock and hard place. We share your burden, advising on distributions, insolvent trading, directors' duties and the unenviable task of prioritising claims. We also run interference when liquidators have to deal with regulators, creditors and debtors.

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Bill Chapman
Bill Chapman
Consultant
t: +61 2 9260 2587+61 2 9260 2587
m: +61 412 868 211+61 412 868 211
o: Sydney
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Nick Christiansen
Nick Christiansen
Partner
t: +61 2 9260 2443+61 2 9260 2443
m: +61 404 820 086+61 404 820 086
o: Sydney
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Andrew Johnston
Andrew Johnston
Partner
t: +61 2 9260 2508+61 2 9260 2508
m: +61 414 269 870+61 414 269 870
o: Sydney
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