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Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
26 February 2024
Inquire Or Not To Enquire - Is That The Only Question?
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
07 February 2024
Wrong Way, Go Back - Application For Orders Validating Appointment Of Administrator Dismissed
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
25 January 2024
It Won’t Happen Overnight, But It Will Happen - Update On Law Reform Following Joint Committee Inquiry Into Insolvency Laws
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
30 November 2023
A Bleak Outcome - Court Rejects Liquidator’s Application For Default Judgment
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
16 November 2023
Trust The Liquidators - Court Rules On Liquidators Power To Administer Trusts
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
01 November 2023
Ghosting Is A Bad Idea - Court Dismisses Appeal Against Rejection Of Proof Of Debt In The Absence Of The Applicant
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
19 October 2023
Legal Jigsaw Puzzle: Section 447A And IPS Section 90-15 In Action
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
05 October 2023
No Second Bite Of The Cherry - Navigating Around A Terminated DOCA
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
22 September 2023
Be Frank…The Importance Of Being Earnest!!!
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
06 September 2023
Insolvency Update: Penalty Shootout! Corporations Act 1: Penalty Privilege 0
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
11 August 2023
Insolvency Update: Don’t Shoot First And Ask Questions Later - Liquidators Replaced For Issuing Demand Without Proper Foundation
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
31 July 2023
There’s Good News And Bad News – Joint Committee Finds Major Problems With Corporate Insolvency Laws, Recommends Major Changes
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
12 July 2023
So Much For A Fresh Start - DOCA Terminated For Improper Purpose And Effect
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
28 June 2023
Better Late Than Never - Application To Fix A Later Time To Register Security Interests Under The PPSA
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
13 June 2023
Insolvency Update: Back To The Future – From Liquidation To Voluntary Administration
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
01 June 2023
Extra Time! - Extension Of The Limitation Period For Voidable Transaction Claims
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
18 May 2023
Don’t Go Chasing Waterfalls - Interaction Between The Statutory Waterfall In Section 556 And The Priority Conferred On Employee Claims By Section 561
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
05 May 2023
Two Wrongs Don’t Make A Right - The Importance Of Getting Dates Right In Statutory Demands And Supporting Affidavits
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
20 April 2023
Back To Basics - Extending The Convening Period
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
05 April 2023
Show Me The Money - Administrators Obtain A Stay On Pre-Administration Court Orders For Payment Of Monies From A Court Fund
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
22 March 2023
Get Ready To Ring In The Changes - An Update On The Parliamentary Inquiry Into Corporate Insolvency In Australia
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
08 March 2023
Just Like In Peaky Blinders - High Court Guns Down Peak Indebtedness Rule
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
23 February 2023
Three Strikes And You’re Out - High Court Definitively Concludes Set-Off Not An Option In Unfair Preference Claims
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
08 February 2023
Should I Stay Or Should I Go - First Decision Dealing With The Section 451E Stay On The Enforcement Of Ipso Facto Clauses
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
24 January 2023
Buy Now, Collect Much Much Later - Federal Court Approves Regime Dealing With Goods Bought But Not Delivered Before Administration
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
01 December 2022
Risk And Reward - Court Approves Liquidator Success Fee
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
16 November 2022
It Never Raines But It Pours - Court of Appeal Confirms Raine Square Refinancing Not An Uncommercial Transaction
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
02 November 2022
I’ll Be Back (To Apply For My Remuneration) - Court Terminates Receiver Application For Approval Of Remuneration For Future Work
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
20 October 2022
An Important Reminder From The Court Of Appeal - Register Your Security Interest!
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
05 October 2022
Director Caught On The Chopping Block - Confirmation That Guarantor Liability Not Affected By DOCA
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
21 September 2022
Should Have Talked To The Experts - Dick Smith Directors Breach Duties By Approving Dividend Payment
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
07 September 2022
Up, Up And Away! - Liquidators Of Solvent Company Seek Relief For Unreasonable Director-Related Transaction
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
24 August 2022
Fire Sale Just Makes Market Hotter - Section 420A And Controller’s Duty Of Care In Exercising Power Of Sale
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
11 August 2022
Checkers Or Chess? - Plaintiffs In Arbitration Fail To Set Aside DOCA Extinguishing Their Claim
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
27 July 2022
From Russia, With Love – A Guide To Recognition Of Foreign Insolvency Proceedings
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
13 July 2022
You Can’t Have Your Cake And Eat It Too - Creditor Estopped From Raising Invalid Appointment In Remuneration Review
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
29 June 2022
Stand Down - Shareholder Of A Shareholder Denied Standing To Oppose Application
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
16 June 2022
Trust Me, It’s Complicated - Dealing With An Insolvent Former Corporate Trustee
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
02 June 2022
Lost In Translation - First Judgment In Australia On Anti-Phoenixing Provisions, Creditor Defeating Transaction Set Aside
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
18 May 2022
Reef And Beef: Pacreef Investments Prevails In Dispute Over Insolvency Terms
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
04 May 2022
Secured Creditor Goes Down In Flames - Spitfire Corporation Limited (In Liquidation)
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
20 April 2022
Parallel Parking - How To Reverse A Company From Liquidation Into A DOCA
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
07 April 2022
Changes To Director Penalty Notices - No More Lay‐bys For Directors
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
23 March 2022
Better Safe Than Sorry: No Conflict Required For Appointment Of Special Purpose Liquidator
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
09 March 2022
The Dog Ate My Homework: What Not To Do If You Want To Set Aside A Statutory Demand
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
23 February 2022
A Class Act: High Court Expands The Scope Of Section 596A Examinations
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
09 February 2022
Game, Set And Match - Full Court Of The Federal Court Confirms Set-Off Not Available In Unfair Preference Claims
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
27 January 2022
Proving Up A Proof Of Debt: Invoices And Bare Assertions Won’t Cut It
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
16 December 2021
Getting Blood From A Stone: Claims Against A D&O Policy Where The Director Has Been Made Bankrupt
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
03 December 2021
Not A Guessing Game - Requirements For Statutory Demands And Supporting Affidavits
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
18 November 2021
Disclaimer Dysfunction - Liquidators Prevented From Disclaiming Contaminated Land
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
04 November 2021
Marco Polo: Administrator remuneration and trust assets
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
21 October 2021
When you have a Tiger by the tail
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
13 October 2021
You can run but you can’t hide: Liquidator warrants to search for and seize property, books and records
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
04 October 2021
Who watches the watchers? - Federal Court dismisses application for the appointment of a special purpose liquidator
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
16 September 2021
Section 444GA applications: Stepping into the shoes of a deed administrator
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
02 September 2021
No harm, no foul - Understanding the Harman undertaking
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
19 August 2021
You’ve been served! Or have you? – Service of statutory demands and applications to set aside
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
05 August 2021
Not as easy as you might think: Termination of a winding up
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
22 July 2021
Look before you leap - Commencing unfair preference proceedings prior to completing investigations
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
09 July 2021
Full Court of the Federal Court fires shots in Badenoch No 2
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
17 June 2021
Court’s discretion (under s 468(1)) takes off
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
03 June 2021
Piloting through the PPSA: Correcting defective registrations
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
20 May 2021
Gunns at 10 paces: Full Court of the Federal Court blows away peak indebtedness rule
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
06 May 2021
Putting a cork in it – Terminating a DOCA without leading to liquidation
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
21 April 2021
COVID-19 rent relief is ending - impacts to business
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
01 April 2021
Beyond the Ashes: Extending the limitation period for voidable transactions
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
10 March 2021
Show me the money: Third party costs orders
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
11 February 2021
Deconstructing a DOCA: Decon Australia Pty Ltd v TFM Epping Land Pty Ltd (No 2) [2021] FCA 32
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
29 January 2021
Small business insolvency laws
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
18 November 2020
A long and winding road: Equitable subrogation of secured creditors to the rights of priority creditors
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
03 November 2020
Buying into a DOCA just to terminate?
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
22 October 2020
ASIC releases updated regulatory guide relating to s444GA transfer of shares
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
21 October 2020
If I could turn back time: Defects in constitution of COI invalidates seven years of remuneration resolutions
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
08 October 2020
Three’s a crowd: Can third party payments give rise to an unfair preference?
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
11 September 2020
Public examination summons set aside
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
27 August 2020
The Bell Scheme of Arrangement: Allowing Liquidator's related party votes to count
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
12 August 2020
Putting assets on ice: Freezing orders to benefit a future liquidator
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
29 July 2020
Unfair preference payments – were they looking backwards or forwards?
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
15 July 2020
All aboard the Mothership - Mothership preference actions in the Federal Court
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
01 July 2020
Creditor not Emused – injunction to restrain second meeting
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
17 June 2020
Personal costs orders against liquidators
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
04 June 2020
Unfair preferences during a DOCA
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
21 May 2020
Restructuring your business during COVID-19. An overview of what to consider
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
07 May 2020
Courts Support Administrators During COVID-19 Lockdown
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
22 April 2020
Requests for adjournments to section 444GA applications
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
16 April 2020
Government response to COVID-19 - What it means for your business
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
08 April 2020
Illegal phoenixing becomes a voidable transaction
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
25 March 2020
Stimulus Package Passed by Parliament
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
24 March 2020
Government Safety Net for Financially Distressed Businesses
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
19 March 2020
If I can’t have it, no-one can
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
03 March 2020
Bankruptcy not an absolute bar: Applications for leave to manage a corporation
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
12 February 2020
ASIC releases consultation paper on s444GA transfer of shares
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
29 January 2020
Divisive DOCA set aside
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
02 December 2019
Suspicious minds: Creditors bear heavy onus in establishing no suspicion of insolvency
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
14 November 2019
When will you realise that I am an asset of the company?
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
06 November 2019
Trouble brewing: Special purpose liquidators appointed to investigate beer packaging company
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
21 October 2019
DOCA kept on track: Why the Court is reluctant to de-rail a DOCA
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
09 October 2019
The Burning Book: Liquidator Search & Seizure Warranted
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
24 September 2019
To Amerind and beyond! Recent developments for liquidators of insolvent trustees
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
12 September 2019
Court approval of liquidator remuneration - A new look at the old law
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
29 August 2019
The Importance of Evidence: An Application to Terminate a Winding-up
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
15 August 2019
Landmark victory for Westpac: Wagyu, Shiraz and the Household Expenditure Measure
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
01 August 2019
Presumption of insolvency - 7 years bad luck
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
16 July 2019
In section 433 of the Corporations Act 2001 we trust!
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
04 July 2019
Insolvent trustees of superannuation funds
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
20 June 2019
Commonwealth requests under the IPS - what gives?
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
23 May 2019
Public Examinations: bad for your health?
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
09 May 2019
An update on the crackdown on illegal phoenix activity
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
29 April 2019
DOCAs in need of some pilates?
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
05 April 2019
Conduct of public examinations: private or public?
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
22 March 2019
Casting Votes
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
28 February 2019
Too little, too late: Court refuses application to adjourn winding up
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
13 February 2019
Mighty River fails to challenge DOCA, again
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
01 February 2019
Offsetting statutory demands: why time is of the essence
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
27 November 2018
Ready, willing and able to provide funding to a company – the evidence requirement
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
14 November 2018
INSOLVENCY UPDATE: Liquidator appointed despite remuneration dispute
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
30 October 2018
Court denies liquidator’s appointment due to lack of independence
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
23 October 2018
Trust Killarnee (until the High Court says otherwise)
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
20 September 2018
Holding DOCAs get three thumbs up
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
06 September 2018
ASX-listed shell companies: hot property
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
28 August 2018
A-ssign of the times for insolvency practitioners
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
08 August 2018
Dual approach to an unfair preference defence
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
23 July 2018
Single Touch Payroll: what insolvency practitioners need to know
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
12 July 2018
A book by any other name: admissibility of digital data under the Corporations Act
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
27 June 2018
Court clarifies the priority afforded to an administrator’s lien
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
14 May 2018
The path to Court is paved with good intentions: seeking directions under the Insolvency Practice Schedule
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
09 May 2018
Getting your facts straight: preparing your business for ipso facto reform
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
04 May 2018
When is an assigned loan, not a loan?
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
12 April 2018
Ipso what - an end to clauses that terminate a contract because of a company’s external administration?
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
28 March 2018
Project Bank Accounts in Formal Appointments
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
14 March 2018
The Amerind Appeal: Receivers can be trusted with the assets
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
12 March 2018
Recent exciting developments
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
14 February 2018
Adjourning a winding up application
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30 January 2018
Paladin and s444GA
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
16 January 2018
What costs are recoverable by examinees?
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
05 December 2017
“Only if you show me the money” – Is an examinee entitled to the costs of compliance with an examination summons?
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
21 November 2017
Taking it personally: the effect of bankruptcy on court proceedings
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
25 October 2017
Leave to proceed against a company in liquidation
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
11 October 2017
Illegal Phoenixing - Can it be extinguished by law reform?
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
27 September 2017
The State of Law: The Bold and the Beautiful
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
12 September 2017
Related entities and failure to prevent insolvent trading – go to the back of the line
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
29 August 2017
Hold on a second: WA Court of Appeal confirms “holding” DOCAs are valid
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
17 August 2017
Missed call means liquidator breaches section 180
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
18 July 2017
Seeking forgiveness, not permission: approval of litigation funding
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
04 July 2017
Divine intervention
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
23 June 2017
“Out with the old, in with the new: courts begin applying major insolvency reforms”
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
20 June 2017
Bankruptcy Act transcends borders
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
07 June 2017
Notice of second creditors’ meeting via SMS?
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
23 May 2017
Environmental obligations given priority over liquidators’ remuneration
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
11 May 2017
Out with the old, in with the new: courts begin applying major insolvency reforms
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
28 April 2017
Debt Agreements – Disclosing debts and dealing with money
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
27 April 2017
Supreme Court of Western Australia approves the use of holding DOCAs
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
11 April 2017
Safe harbour for directors’ duty to prevent insolvent trading gains momentum
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
16 March 2017
Family Court in charge: the impact of Family Court orders on external administrations
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
28 February 2017
PPSA registrations – amending or extending after vesting: a recent decision
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
14 February 2017
Reducing the risk of paying interlocutory Court costs before trial
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
31 January 2017
Retention of Title – do those words still mean anything?
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
25 January 2017
Monitoring bankruptcy trustees content
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
18 January 2017
Leave to proceed against a company in liquidation - Forging On
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
22 November 2016
Suspension, indemnity and demand – a recent decision of the West Australian Court of Appeal
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
07 November 2016
Recent judicial consideration of statutory exception to pari passu rule
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
31 October 2016
Bankruptcy: Employment and financial restrictions
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
25 October 2016
ASIC Civil Penalty Claim Against Liquidator ends in Consent Orders
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
10 October 2016
Oath taker or Oath breaker?
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28 September 2016
Setting aside a public examination summons
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
14 September 2016
A shopping list for invalidity and impropriety – voluntary administration of listed entities
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
30 August 2016
Voluntary administrations and liquidations – validly convened COIs
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
16 August 2016
Accolade Wines Australia Limited – extending the time for PPS registrations
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
03 August 2016
Managed Investment Schemes - Section 253E of the Corporations Act 2001 revisited
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
19 July 2016
Legend International Holdings Inc – Winding up in Australia v Chapter 11
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
04 July 2016
Directors of a company and its holding company held liable for the same insolvent trading debts
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
20 June 2016
Restructuring through a scheme of arrangement
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
07 June 2016
There is a first time for everything: voluntary administrators successfully apply to stay arbitral proceedings using s 447A
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
25 May 2016
Pay now, litigate later: a key decision of the WA Court of Appeal
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
23 May 2016
Administration in the e-age
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
02 May 2016
Pay now, litigate later: a key decision of the WA Court of Appeal
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
26 April 2016
Second and subsequent Court sanctioned extensions to convening periods
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
11 April 2016
Carpenter International: The vesting of security interests in the external administration of corporations
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
15 March 2016
Time-based remuneration and small liquidations – liquidator clocked for being on the clock
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
15 February 2016
Liquidator’s power to enter into agreements - applicability of section 477(2B) of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth)
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
02 February 2016
Retention of funds to meet CGT liabilities - certainty at last, for liquidators, administrators and receivers
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
15 January 2016
Liquidators – using all of the tools in the toolbox
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
30 November 2015
To provide detailed evidence or not to provide detailed evidence? That is the question
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
16 November 2015
Can non-compliance with a statutory demand be relied upon if it occurs after a winding up application is filed?
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
02 November 2015
Less is more: simplifying the PPSA
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
19 October 2015
Can an unsecured debt be revived post-bankruptcy?
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
07 October 2015
Winding up family businesses
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
24 September 2015
Farm Debt Mediation – WA misses the carrot Farm debt mediation schemes oblige mortgagee – creditor
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
08 September 2015
Ability to set-off insolvent trading or unfair preference debts under section 553C of the Corporations Act: recent decisions
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
24 August 2015
Setting up your offsetting claim
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12 August 2015
Fair Entitlements Guarantee Recovery Programme
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
04 August 2015
Additional remuneration for liquidators under section 511 of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth)
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
14 July 2015
Disclosing insolvency to the market and market-based causation:
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
29 June 2015
Think you have a validly convened COI? Think again…
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
16 June 2015
A word to the [style]wise: winding up in the absence of the company
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
03 June 2015
Proportionate liability for all?
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
19 May 2015
Mortgagee owes a duty of care to a deregistered mortgagor
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04 May 2015
Register early to avoid disappointment
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
21 April 2015
Appointing investigative accountants – does this make a bank a shadow director?
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
23 March 2015
The High Court confirms the ability to extend the time for commencing voidable transaction proceedings
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
10 March 2015
Can third party mortgages to non-creditors jump the queue?
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
24 February 2015
Misleading and deceptive conduct claims against insolvency practitioners – a recent commentary
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
10 February 2015
CGH Engineering: seizing control of litigation in an administration
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
02 December 2014
The decision in Stansfield: Out with everything including the kitchen sink
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
18 November 2014
Receivers seek directions from the Supreme Court in relation to the PPSA and get their money’s worth
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
03 November 2014
Proving uncommercial and insolvent transactions – a recent commentary
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
17 October 2014
The Appeal from Australian Building Systems Pty Ltd: it appears there is still certainty in death and taxes
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
07 October 2014
FEG, NES and making it fair
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
23 September 2014
Bankruptcy: A fit and proper assessment
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
09 September 2014
Genuine steps statements and statutory demands
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
26 August 2014
Potential insolvency law reforms
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
12 August 2014
Circulating assets, monetary obligations and the PPSA
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
15 July 2014
Next stop for liquidators on the Clapham Bus
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
01 July 2014
Factors to consider when proving insolvency
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
17 June 2014
Attention liquidators: when not to seek directions under section 511
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
03 June 2014
Directions for administrators: obtaining the court’s imprimatur on commercial decisions
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
20 May 2014
Liquidator’s equitable lien still strong - High Court rubber stamps rule in Re Universal Distributing
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
06 May 2014
An unjust “acquisition of property” is no defence for failed registration and loss of priority
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
23 April 2014
Personal liabilities of liquidators for costs in unsuccessful proceedings
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
08 April 2014
Taken to the cleaners: judicial guidance on what constitutes an overarching supply agreement
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
26 March 2014
The decision in Australian Building Systems Pty Ltd: is there still certainty in death and taxes?
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
11 March 2014
Insolvent, but not insolvent?
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
11 February 2014
Liquidators’ application for directions: not always a rubber stamp
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
21 January 2014
Creditors decide whether to accept a DOCA...or do they?
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
06 December 2013
High Court Update - Liquidators justified in disclaiming leases in Willmott Growers Group Inc v Willmott Forests Limited (Receivers and Managers Appointed) (In Liquidation) [2013] HCA 51
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
29 October 2013
Exercise care when relying on Tribunal orders for section 459E statutory demands
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
16 October 2013
Liquidators are entitled to remuneration for distributing insurance proceeds
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
01 October 2013
Guidance in Appointing Administrators | Corporations Act
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
01 October 2013
Directors free to roam
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
17 September 2013
Economic trends in a reconstruction context – will things turn around?
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
03 September 2013
PI insurance – lessons learnt from the Chambers collapse
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
21 August 2013
Land tax priorities - receivers and liquidators no longer favoured by the Office of State Revenue?
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
13 August 2013
Deeds of company arrangement and the “value” of a vote – some important considerations
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
26 July 2013
Return of environmental bonds – the Mining Rehabilitation Fund
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
24 July 2013
Building a bridge from Bridgecorp – clarifying priorities under claims made insurance policies
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
09 July 2013
Creditor’s access to the records of liquidators
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
25 June 2013
Injuncting the appointment of a voluntary administrator
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
11 June 2013
When will a liquidator be permitted to assign a cause of action for value?
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
28 May 2013
Can’t see the forest for the lease
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
14 May 2013
Preserving the status quo: appointing provisional liquidators
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
07 May 2013
High Court validates irregular appointment of director
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
30 April 2013
When will the court order an inquiry into the conduct of receivers and managers?
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
15 April 2013
Cash at bank: fixed or floating… and when to give it back
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
02 April 2013
Assisting the aged: applying the “public interest” test to NCC Contracts
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
19 March 2013
The meaning of independent advice
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
07 March 2013
Power of directors to inspect books and records of company in receivership
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
20 February 2013
FEG is the new GEERS
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
08 February 2013
Administrator’s ability to limit liability
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
18 December 2012
Insolvency Christmas Newsletter
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
27 November 2012
Time to hit the pool!
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
14 November 2012
Capital gains tax no longer certain for mortgagees?
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
30 October 2012
High Court decision on Qantas GST liability – possible ramifications for insolvency practitioners
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
17 October 2012
When two is company but three’s a crowd…
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
02 October 2012
How to sue an insolvent company
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
21 September 2012
Receivers win latest stoush in the Raine Square saga
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
05 September 2012
How do you deal with unclaimed plant and equipment?
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
30 August 2012
Power to order inspections of plant and equipment
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
28 August 2012
Jones, Saker, Weaver and Stewart (Liquidators), in the matter of Great Southern Limited (in liquidation) (receivers and managers appointed) [2012] FCA 807 (Great Southern)
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
07 August 2012
Lessons for liquidators: section 588FF (3)(b) of the Corporations Act 2001
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
30 July 2012
Changes to director penalty regime
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
11 July 2012
Challenging a Liquidator’s entitlement to remuneration: In the matter of RMGA Pty Ltd [2012] NSWSC 678
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
03 July 2012
Do receivers need to worry about the code of banking practice?
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
18 June 2012
Guarantors who seek to avoid liability: unsigned guarantee documents
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
30 May 2012
Georgiou Building Pty Ltd v Perrinepod Pty Ltd: Supreme Court decision on winding up orders made despite matters in dispute
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
14 May 2012
Fair Work Ombudsman v Ramsey Food Processing Pty Ltd [2011] FCA 1176
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
01 May 2012
In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
16 April 2012
Priorities in respect of bank accounts of companies in receivership and under administration
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
03 April 2012
ASIC website to publish corporate insolvency notices electronically
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
22 March 2012
A rose by any other name: payments made on behalf of a debtor company can still be unfair preference payments: Kassem and Secatore v Commissioner of Taxation [2012] FCA 152
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
07 March 2012
Court ordered remuneration: what will you receive[r]?
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
20 February 2012
Red red wine – disclosure of assets in the bankruptcy context
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
08 February 2012
Purchase money security interests
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
06 February 2012
Whose privilege is it anyway: the receivers’ or the company’s?
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
29 November 2011
Christmas wishes from the Lavan Legal Recovery, Insolvency and Reconstruction Team
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
18 November 2011
Section 447A cures all, again: National Australia Bank Ltd
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
01 November 2011
A non-conforming deed and an ineffective proxy were not up to par
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
21 October 2011
Apportionment of retrenchment payments
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
05 October 2011
The End of the Road – Ariff Guilty
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
19 September 2011
A warning to liquidators claiming remuneration – lessons learned from ASIC v Groundhog Developments Pty Ltd & Ors [2011]
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
08 August 2011
Counting every dollar makes sense when issuing a bankruptcy notice
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
26 July 2011
Re Colorado Group Ltd [2011] VSC 260 – one day you’re in fashion, the next you’re in administration
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
13 July 2011
Extending the time to convene a second meeting of creditors
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
27 June 2011
When should leave be granted under section 459S to oppose a winding up order on grounds which could have been relied upon in an application to set aside a statutory demand? - Ewen Stewart & Associates Pty Ltd v Blue Mountains Virtual Air Helitours Pty Ltd (2011) 29 ACLC
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
17 June 2011
Dealing with surplus proceeds
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
13 June 2011
The dangers of lurking in the shadows: shadow director's liability for insolvent trading debts – Part II
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
02 June 2011
Lanepoint winding up application to proceed
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
30 May 2011
Confidentiality upheld for the benefit of liquidators
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
16 May 2011
Liquidators’ distributions of shares in specie: ‘All’s well that ends well’
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
04 May 2011
Leave under section 237: derivative actions in receiverships - the new black?
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
20 April 2011
Receivers win first stoush in Raine Square Saga
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
22 March 2011
Courts still reluctant to advise on commercial merits
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
16 March 2011
Litigation funders required to hold an Australian Financial Services Licence (AFSL)
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
09 March 2011
Curing defective appointments: section 447A
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
21 February 2011
When are employee entitlements not 'due and payable'?
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
23 November 2010
A step in the right direction: Notice to shareholders of The Duke Group's (in liq) surplus
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
08 November 2010
Early deregistration of company for tax benefits – Emergen-X Pty Ltd (in liquidation)
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
25 October 2010
Rewards unevenly distributed
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
11 October 2010
Octaviar: back to normality
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
28 September 2010
New framework for insolvency practitioners: the Senate's recommendations
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
06 September 2010
A Current Affair – an event of default?
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
06 September 2010
Breach of confidentiality undertaking gives rise to the appointment of receivers and managers
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
17 August 2010
Court endorses liquidator's summons to receiver - Lamb (in his capacity as Liquidator of Redcastle Estate Pty Ltd) v Mentha [2010] FCA 695
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
19 July 2010
Disputed debts in winding-up applications
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
05 July 2010
The Court's power to set aside a DOCA that has been fully effectuated then terminated
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
21 June 2010
Pooling arrangements for companies under administration
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
08 June 2010
Shareholders locked out of external administrations: Sons of Gwalia overcome by key amendments
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
25 May 2010
When 'Administrator' includes 'Liquidator' – ITC Ltd v Timbercorp Ltd (In Liq)
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
10 May 2010
St George Bank v Perpetual Nominees
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
03 May 2010
Beware inadequate investigations!
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
12 April 2010
The dangers of lurking in the shadows: shadow director's liability for insolvent trading debts
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
29 March 2010
File it now, figure it out later...
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
16 March 2010
'I don't want to be a director: I just want to control the company'
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
03 March 2010
Snelgrove v Great Southern Managers Australia Limited (In liq) (Receiver and Manager Appointed) [2010] WASC 51
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
15 February 2010
Corporate Insolvency Reforms
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
02 February 2010
Insolvent Trading: A safe harbour for reorganisation outside of external administration
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
15 December 2009
Returning 'cap' in hand: Section 449E(2) review by the Court of an administrator's remuneration
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
27 November 2009
New personal property security legislation
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
17 November 2009
ASIC responds to Brookfield Multiplex Decision
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
03 November 2009
The future of class action litigation funding in doubt
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
19 October 2009
Better late than never! Re Brookfield Multiplex Capital Management Ltd
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
05 October 2009
Re Octaviar Ltd (No 7) [2009] QCA 282 - Octaviar overturned on appeal
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
22 September 2009
'Subject to deed of company arrangement'- Deal with it.
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
07 September 2009
Administrators, receivers, managers and liquidators: New obligations imposed on 'hoteliers' in relation to the care of patrons
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
01 September 2009
Take a number and get in line!
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
17 August 2009
Appointment of administrator fails to put brakes on winding up application
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
03 August 2009
Mortgagees: Recent extension of the duty to act in good faith in selling mortgaged property.
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
20 July 2009
Timbercorp Securities Limited v Plantation Land Limited
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
08 July 2009
Attempt at Vote Stacking Comes Undone
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
25 June 2009
To vote or not to vote - a chairperson's obligation to consider the Code
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
08 June 2009
Creditors' Trust Deeds - Legislation Required?
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
26 May 2009
Administrator's Equitable Lien vs Secured Creditor's Prior Fixed Charge - Which trumps which?
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
12 May 2009
Can litigation funding arrangements constitute managed investment schemes?
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
04 May 2009
The responsibility for continuous disclosure announcements in the light of James Hardie - Australian Securities and Investments Commission and Macdonald (No 11) [2009] NSWSC 287
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
29 April 2009
Extending the time period for the recovery of preferential payments
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
14 April 2009
Re Octaviar Ltd; Re Octaviar Administration P/L [2009] QSC 37
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
31 March 2009
Is terminating the Administrator possible?
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
18 March 2009
ACCC's recent decision relaxes Competition Law in relation to acquiring assets of 'failing companies'
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
04 March 2009
Priority given to employees tempered against interests of general creditors and survival of the company
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
17 February 2009
Appointment of voluntary administrator adjourns winding up application?
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
02 February 2009
Improper purpose? I don't think so!
Restructuring & Insolvency Updates
02 February 2009
Court intervenes to validate appointment of administrator failing a quorum of directors