Overview

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:

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.

Contacts
Partner
T +61 2 8233 9665
 
Doyles Guide leading list rankings

Scott Guthrie - Recommended Lawyer in Insolvency & Reconstruction (Brisbane, 2016)

DibbsBarker - Recommended Law Firm in Insolvency & Reconstruction (Brisbane, 2016)

DibbsBarker - Recommended Law Firm in Insolvency & Reconstruction (Sydney, 2016)

Doyles Guide is an independent guide with rankings compiled through feedback from those in the legal profession.

 
 
Recent News and Publications
18 May 2017
On 11 May 2017, Federal Parliament passed the Personal Property Securities Amendment (PPS Leases) Bill 2017 (PPS Amendment) following its introduction on 1 March this year.
28 Apr 2017
The New South Wales Rural Assistance Authority (RAA), which administers the Farm Debt Mediation Act 1994 (NSW) (FDMA), is currently overseeing a review of the FDMA. The RAA has published a review consultation paper raising a series of consultation questions, which are open for comment until 5 May 2017.
06 Apr 2017
Australia’s current insolvent trading laws and lack of protection against ‘ipso facto’ clauses can make certain restructurings and workouts far more difficult than they need to be.