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 7 3100 5084
 
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)

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

 
 
Recent News and Publications
06 Feb 2018
The recently enacted safe harbour legislation provides protection to company directors and officers from a claim for insolvent trading where they develop a course of action that is reasonably likely to result in a 'better outcome' for a company.
06 Dec 2017
The Privacy Amendment (Notifiable Data Breaches) Act 2017 (Cth) applies to government agencies, private sector organisations with annual turnovers over $3m, and all organisations handling health information or involved in credit reporting.