Corporate Insolvency and Bankruptcy

 
Owing money and being in financial trouble is a stressful time.

We provide practical and commercially tailored advice to to guide you through these difficult and often complex situations and achieve the most favourable outcome available.

We have extensive experience acting for insolvency practitioners, companies, directors, individuals and creditors (secured and unsecured) who are either experiencing financial difficulty or are affected by the financial collapse of a company or individual.

It is important you obtain advice and know where you stand. Our team of experienced lawyers can assist you and, where required, work with your accountant and our extensive network of qualified insolvency professionals to achieve the best outcome for you.

OUR SERVICES INCLUDE

 

Corporate insolvency and restructuring:

  • Acting for administrators, receivers (private and court appointed), liquidators, provisional liquidators and lenders/financiers
  • Negotiating and drafting deeds of company arrangement (DOCAs)
  • Advising directors, shareholders and creditors (secured and unsecured) about their rights and obligations in relation to corporate collapses, reconstructions (consensual and contested) and workouts
  • Recovery and sale of assets
  • Receiverships (private and court appointed)
  • Statutory demands
  • Winding up applications
  • Oppressive conduct applications and other shareholder disputes
  • Liquidations and provisional liquidations
  • Defending and settling claims by liquidators
  • Court examinations of directors
  • Disputes over the remuneration and removal of external administrators and receivers
  • Advice on directors’ duties
  • Insolvent trading
  • Enforcement of rights held under the Personal Property Securities Act (PPSA)

Bankruptcy / personal insolvency:

  • Advising individuals, creditors and bankruptcy trustees in relation to voluntary and court ordered bankruptcies
  • Negotiating and drafting personal insolvency agreements (PIAs), formerly known as Part X arrangements
  • Court examinations of bankrupts
  • Extending the discharge date for a bankruptcy
  • Issuing and setting aside bankruptcy notices
  • Issuing and opposing creditors’ petitions
  • Recovery and sale of assets

If you want to discuss your rights, obligations and options, contact us for a no-obligation discussion.