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Insolvency & Restructuring

What we do

  • Bankruptcy—representation for creditors in initiating and pursuing bankruptcy proceedings, advice on all aspects of bankruptcy for creditors and trustees, including on recovery of divisible assets and conduct of the bankrupt estate
  • Liquidations—representation for creditors in initiating and pursuing applications to wind up corporations, representation for liquidators, including advice on distributions, voidable transactions, recovery of relevant assets, insolvent trading, directors' duties, priority of claims and dealing with regulators, creditors and debtors
  • Receiverships—advice for receivers and secured creditors on validity of securities, appointments of receivers, asset sales, restructuring, distribution of proceeds and events of default
  • Restructuring—workouts, recapitalisations, reconstructions, outstanding liabilities, valuations, transactions and creditor communications, including advice on appropriate options under Corporations Act 2001
  • Schemes of arrangement—development of scheme proposals, compliance with requirements for notices and explanatory statements, applications to Court for approval of scheme, advice on the conduct of meetings of creditors and preparation of relevant documents throughout the process
  • Security review & enforcement—review of securities for secured creditors and lenders, appointment of receivers or administrators, recovery of secured property and Personal Property Securities Act 2009 disputes
  • Voluntary administration—advice for creditors and insolvency practitioners on investigations into affairs of companies, reports and recommendations to creditors on options available, including deeds of company arrangement, liquidation or returning company to directors, advice on the conduct of meetings of creditors, including admission of proofs of debt and developing, drafting and ensuring compliance with deeds of company arrangement

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Senior team

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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