Restructuring and insolvency has always been a core area for DibbsBarker. Our market-leading team offers advice and guidance to banks, company directors and senior officers, liquidators, administrators, receivers, trustees, and other key stakeholders in situations of financial distress or insolvency.
Our long-standing practice has represented clients involved in many of Australia’s largest insolvencies and reorganisations, including HIH, New Cap Re, James Hardie, Fincorp, MFS and Lehman Brothers.
The services we provide include:
- corporate receiverships
- voluntary administration, deeds of company arrangement and liquidation (for directors, insolvency practitioners and creditors)
- litigation and regulatory investigations involving alleged breaches of directors’ duties and misconduct
- personal bankruptcy.
Our team assists clients across all of our key industry areas, and has significant experience in rural assets (livestock and other agricultural assets), as well as solar and renewable energy and regulatory enforcement by ASIC and others.
We are particularly well known in the financial services space where we act for nine banks, including two of Australia’s four major banks.
Our team are members of – and active participants in - key industry bodies such as the Australian Restructuring Insolvency & Turnaround Association, the International Association of Restructuring, the Financial Services Institute of Australasia, Insolvency and Bankruptcy Professionals, the Turnaround Management Association, the Business Law Council of Australia and the International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation.
Doyles Guide leading list rankings
Scott Guthrie - Recommended Lawyer in Insolvency & Restructuring (Queensland, 2017)
John Stragalinos - Recommended Lawyer in Insolvency & Restructuring (Victoria, 2017)
DibbsBarker - Recommended Law Firm in Insolvency & Restructuring (Queensland and NSW, 2017)
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