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Insolvency and Reconstruction

We understand the complexity of insolvency and reconstruction and the associated spectrum of work— from the largely administrative through to the diverse financial and human resources issues that arise.

Our partners bring a nationally and internationally recognised wealth of experience to this complex and important field of business law; where a commercial approach, business sense, speed, accuracy, economy and experience are in demand in equal measure.

Whether you are a financier or an insolvency practitioner, you will understand the critical importance of the experience we bring to the table.

The law of insolvency in Australia is developing, both in legislation and court precedent, at an ever increasing pace. Complexity, insured defendants and opportunistic plaintiffs are now the norm. There has never been such an acute need for innovation applied with knowledge and experience.

Bob Rosner said, “If your company is facing a bankruptcy, the last thing employees want to hear is, ‘Let’s work on this together’; they want leaders who say, ‘This is what we need to do.'” This is true not just for employees, but for lenders, suppliers and shareholders. Face facts; identify the problems; plan; execute.

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  • Sole Australian counsel for Hong Kong liquidators of Lehman Brothers Asia and Lehman Brothers Australia.

    Accounting, Actuarial, Banking and Finance, Capital Markets, Corporate Governance, Fund Management, Insurance and Risk Management, Private Equity
  • Acting in London for administrators of finance company; frauds on investors totalling £70 million

    Accounting, Actuarial, Banking and Finance, Capital Markets, Corporate Governance, Fund Management, Insurance and Risk Management, Private Equity
  • Member of legal team advising new owner of GoLo and Crazy Clark’s, executing successful complex business restructure.

    Accounting, Actuarial, Banking and Finance, Private Equity, Retail Services
  • Advised parent of insolvent national fashion retail group in restructure before ultimate sale to a listed retailer.

    Banking and Finance, Capital Markets, Corporate Governance, Fashion, Fund Management, Private Equity, Retail Services
  • Successful defence of director against liquidators’ claims regarding a prospectus prior to appointment of administrators.

    Banking and Finance, Capital Markets, Corporate Governance, Fashion, Fund Management, Insurance and Risk Management, Private Equity, Retail Services
  • Advised administrators of Raptis Group in relation to incomplete developments on the Gold Coast.

    Banking and Finance, Building and Construction, Corporate Governance, Private Equity, Real Estate
  • Advised administrators of financier to the Satellite Group in relation to incomplete developments in Sydney.

    Banking and Finance, Building and Construction, Corporate Governance, Private Equity, Real Estate

Ashley Tiplady is a Partner in the firm’s Commercial Litigation division, based in Queensland. He practises in corporate dispute and insolvency and is also recognised as an industry leader in complex taxation matters.

Ashley serves on the Firm’s Advisory Board.

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Glenn Hughes is the firm’s joint head of Corporate and Financial Services, based in Sydney.

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Special Counsel Ian Bisson is a commercial litigation solicitor with more than 20 years experience in complex litigation is a variety of industries including property, building and construction, professional negligence, agribusiness and product liability.

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Malisa Craig is a Partner in the firm’s Commercial Litigation division, based in Queensland. She has particular expertise in insolvency litigation, representing banks, secured lenders and insolvency practitioners, as well as partnership disputes and resolving dysfunctional business relationships.

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Sarah Bullock is a Senior Associate with significant experience across a broad range of commercial and corporate advisory matters including corporate governance and compliance, mergers and acquisitions, company secretarial and corporate and commercial advice.

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Stephen Russell is Managing Partner of Russells, a Law Society accredited expert in commercial litigation and recognised in Doyles Guide as a leading lawyer in Commercial Litigation in Queensland.

Stephen serves on the Firm’s Advisory Board.

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Special Counsel Tim Sargeant is a litigation specialist. He has experience in corporate insolvency, Commissions of Inquiry (Federal and State), entertainment law, intellectual property, telecommunications and franchise disputes.

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Special Counsel Yuzo Araki has considerable experience in commercial litigation, dispute resolution, mediation and arbitration having practised in large national firms and inhouse for a Top 20 ASX listed company.  He also practises in all aspects of military law, including administrative inquiries, criminal and disciplinary proceedings in military tribunals and operations/public international law.

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Ashley Tiplady is a Partner in the firm’s Commercial Litigation division, based in Queensland. He practises in corporate dispute and insolvency and is also recognised as an industry leader in complex taxation matters.

Ashley serves on the Firm’s Advisory Board.

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Glenn Hughes is the firm’s joint head of Corporate and Financial Services, based in Sydney.

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Special Counsel Ian Bisson is a commercial litigation solicitor with more than 20 years experience in complex litigation is a variety of industries including property, building and construction, professional negligence, agribusiness and product liability.

View full profile Download Résumé

Malisa Craig is a Partner in the firm’s Commercial Litigation division, based in Queensland. She has particular expertise in insolvency litigation, representing banks, secured lenders and insolvency practitioners, as well as partnership disputes and resolving dysfunctional business relationships.

View full profile Download Résumé

Sarah Bullock is a Senior Associate with significant experience across a broad range of commercial and corporate advisory matters including corporate governance and compliance, mergers and acquisitions, company secretarial and corporate and commercial advice.

View full profile Download Résumé

Stephen Russell is Managing Partner of Russells, a Law Society accredited expert in commercial litigation and recognised in Doyles Guide as a leading lawyer in Commercial Litigation in Queensland.

Stephen serves on the Firm’s Advisory Board.

View full profile Download Résumé

Special Counsel Tim Sargeant is a litigation specialist. He has experience in corporate insolvency, Commissions of Inquiry (Federal and State), entertainment law, intellectual property, telecommunications and franchise disputes.

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Special Counsel Yuzo Araki has considerable experience in commercial litigation, dispute resolution, mediation and arbitration having practised in large national firms and inhouse for a Top 20 ASX listed company.  He also practises in all aspects of military law, including administrative inquiries, criminal and disciplinary proceedings in military tribunals and operations/public international law.

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