Biography

Dominic is the partner who heads Gilbert + Tobin’s Restructuring + Insolvency practice.

He brings over 30 years of significant local and international experience, including acting on some of Australia’s largest workouts and insolvencies.

Dominic’s principal areas of practice include: acting for borrowers and issuers in the local and international finance and debt markets; advising in respect of near insolvency situations (including directors’ obligations, potential personal liability exposure and the various alternatives available to corporations in near insolvency situations); negotiating and documenting standstill and refinancing arrangements; receiverships, administrations and liquidations as well as jurisdictional issues in international insolvencies (in particular, Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States).

Dominic’s experience includes:

Recent and current roles in the resources sector include advising the majority noteholders and administrators of Mirabela Nickel, the ad-hoc committee of noteholders on Paladin Energy, a major secured noteholder on Boart Longyear, the majority group to term lenders on Atlas Iron, KKR, BIS and its directors on BIS Industries restructure of its debt facilities, PAG in the recapitalisation of Straits Resources and the administrators of Arrium. He has also advised on the restructures of Consolidated Minerals and Norke Skog, among others.

Dominic has advised a wide variety of clients involved in various restructurings and insolvencies including: Toys”R”Us, Slater + Gordon, Arrium, Emeco, Paladin, Boart Longyear, Nine Entertainment, Westpoint, Mirabela Nickel, Atlas Iron, Bis Industries, Ansett, Billabong, Alinta Energy, I-Med, Centro, Freight Link, Cross City Tunnel, Brisconnect, RiverCity, Timbercorp, Walter Construction, MF Global, Top Ryde, Allco Finance, Raptis and FAI.

Dominic was recognised as Lawyer of the Year (Australia) for Distressed Investing & Debt Trading. He is also recognised for Banking and Finance Law and Insolvency & Reorganisation Law.

Best Lawyers 2020

Dominic was ranked as a 'Star Individual' in the Restructuring & Insolvency category.

Chambers Asia-Pacific 2019

Dominic was ranked as a Leading Lawyer for Restructuring and Insolvency.

Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2019

Dominic was recognised as a 'Highly regarded' lawyer for Restructuring and Insolvency.

IFLR 1000 2019

Dominic was ranked as a Leading Lawyer in Banking & Finance, Competition & Antitrust, Projects & Infrastructure and Restructuring & Insolvency.

AsiaLaw 2019

Dominic was recognised as a preeminent Insolvency & Restructuring Lawyer.

Doyle’s Guide 2019

Dominic was recognised as the Leading Restructuring + Insolvency lawyer in the world (excluding the US and Europe).

Who's Who Legal 2018

Dominic was recognised as Banking & Finance – Lawyer of the Year – Australia.

Finance Monthly Magazine - Fintech Awards 2018

Dominic was named Corporate Recovery & Insolvency – Lawyer of the Year - Australia.

Lawyer Monthly - Legal Awards 2018

The firm was awarded ‘Restructuring Law – Law Firm of the Year in Australia’.

Corporate Intl Magazine Global Award 2018

Gilbert + Tobin was awarded Restructuring Law Firm of the Year, Australia 2018.

Global Law Experts 2018

Dominic was named Partner of the Year, Insolvency.

Lawyers Weekly 2017

Dominic was recognised as Restructuring and Insolvency Lawyer of the Year, Australia.

Finance Monthly Global Awards 2017