Our Experience

Our experience includes:

  • Atlas Iron (Insolvency and Restructuring Deal of the Year at the 2016 ALB Australasian Law Awards) – advising the majority lenders on its restructure and recapitalisation.
  • Straits Resources – acting for PAG on its recapitalisation.
  • Bis Industries – advising Bis Industries and KKR on restructuring debt facilities.
  • Cockatoo – Advising ANZ on its exposure and successful pay out.
  • Almona, including Parklea Markets – advising PPB as administrators generally and on sales.
  • Brisconnect – acting for bidding consortium lead by CP2 (including PSP, ATP & DIF).
  • Brisconnect – acting for PPB as receivers on claim against traffic forecasters.
  • Eastmark & Denison 1 – advising PPB as administrators.
  • Atlantic / Midwest Vanadium – advising the company through its restructure negotiations.
  • Mirabela Nickel (Insolvency and Restructuring Deal of the Year at the 2015 ALB Australasian Law Awards) – acting for the majority of US noteholders and its administrators.
  • Billabong – advising Centerbridge and Oaktree on their recapitalisation and refinancing of Billabong.
  • Nine Entertainment Group (Insolvency and Restructuring Deal of the Year at the 2013 ALB Australasian Law Awards) – advising Nine Entertainment Group Holdings Pty Ltd, its subsidiaries and the board of directors in relation to the debt restructure implemented in February 2013.
  • BOSI Corporate Loan Portfolio – acting for a fund bidder, Davidson Kempner.
  • Top Ryde Shopping Centre – advising the bank syndicate to the Top Ryde City Shopping Centre and McGrathNicol as receivers and managers during the course of the receivership and with respect to the successful process to sell the debt in the centre to Blackstone.
  • DFO Canberra – advising on the receivership and sale strategy.
  • Lloyds/Bank of Scotland International (Australia) Limited/Uberior – advising in relation to a shareholder dispute and possible insolvency issues.
  • MF Global – acting as Australian advisors to the UK special administrators.
  • River City – acting as conflicts counsel for the receivers and managers of the RiverCity Motorway on O+M issues and on the claim against traffic forecasters.
  • Blue Star – advising the board of the Blue Star Group Australia entities in relation to debt restructure issues and the sale process.
  • Steel-Line – acting in relation to the debt restructure and buy back.
  • Lane Cove Tunnel – advising BNY Mellon on the receivership of the Lane Cove Tunnel and liquidation of the Lane Cove Tunnel Entities.
  • Reliance Rail – advising Reliance Rail on the refinancing of Australia’s largest PPP – valued at $3.6 billion – between the NSW government and Downer EDI including the rolling stock PPP contract, credit wrapped bonds and bank debt, to deliver the Waratah trains on the City Rail network.
  • I–Med – advising CVC and the directors on various stages of the I–Med deleveraging process.
  • Alinta Energy Group (Insolvency and Restructuring Deal of the Year at the 2011 ALB Australasian Law Awards) – advising the directors on the $2.7 billion debt to equity swap. working with the non–OAT funds holding one third of the Alinta Energy debt through the restructuring and scheme process.
  • Cross City Tunnel – advising the syndicate of banks (including Westpac, ANZ, BOSI and others) in relation to standstill and prospective refinancing arrangements and later acting for the receivers and managers in relation to the receivership generally and structured sales.
  • The GoodStart Syndicate (Insolvency and Restructuring Deal of the Year at the 2010 ALB Australasian Law Awards) – advising on the purchase of 658 childcare centres across Australia from the receivers and managers of ABC Learning Centres.
  • Allco Finance Group – advising the syndicate (including JP Morgan, Westpac, CBA, RBS and others) in relation to standstill arrangements, receivership planning and asset disposal programs and later advising the receivers and managers on all aspects of the receivership, including asset sales.
  • BNY Mellon Australia Pty Limited (Insolvency & Restructuring Deal of the Year at the 2009 ALB Australasian Law Awards) – advising on their various roles on over 80 Allco securitisation and aircraft finance transactions.
  • Ansett Australia – advising the administrators on numerous administration issues and in relation to the sale of the regional airlines, aircraft and going concern business divisions.
  • REDgroup – advising PEP and related funds as a shareholder and secured creditor in the administration of REDgroup Retail Limited (the owner of Borders Books, Whitcoulls and Angus & Robertson in Australia and New Zealand).
  • Centro – working with the US lenders (JP Morgan, RBS, Wachovia, Bank of America and Key Bank) on their exposure to Centro Properties and with JP Morgan as hybrid holder in the Centro aggregation process.
  • The Blackstone Group – advising on the Australian aspects in connection with the proposed US$9.4 billion acquisition of assets and restructuring of Centro.
  • Babcock & Brown Infrastructure – acting as conflicts counsel to the syndicate of banks (including ANZ, RBS, CBA and Deutsche).
  • Freightlink (the Adelaide to Darwin railway) – negotiating standstill and restructure arrangements as well as working with the receivers to effect the eventual receivership sale.
  • Sydney Airport Link – acting for the administrators.
  • Timbercorp – advising the administrators/liquidators on the sale of the forestry and other product groups.
  • Westpoint Corporation – acting for the privately and court appointed receivers on the receivership generally as well as various asset sales.
  • BNY Trust Company of Australia – advising BNY in its capacity as Trustee of the Mobius All Mortgage Trust (the Trust) in respect of the sale of the outstanding Rated Notes of the Trust by the relevant Noteholders to Fortress.
  • Hardie Group – advising on the restructure of its group debt arrangements and property development facilities.
  • Redbank Project Pty Ltd – advising on the $5.5 million restructuring of existing debt facilities for Redbank Power Station.
  • Twynam Agricultural Group – advising on the restructure of the Huntlee development in the Hunter Valley, including investment and development facility underwriting into the restructured vehicle.
  • Octaviar (formerly MFS) – acting for the majority noteholders on the proposed refinancing, restructure and eventual insolvency of Octaviar.
  • Raptis Group – acting for the receivers appointed to parts of the Raptis Group.
  • Australis – advising on its restructuring and Chapter 11 filing and its financing arrangements generally, particularly in relation to its Rule 144A US$ capital raising and other US note issues.
  • Nylex – acting for Harmony on the underwriting of the Nylex convertible note issue.
  • FAI – acting for the additional liquidator.
  • Walter Construction – advising the directors of Walter Construction and acting for the administrators/liquidators generally.
  • Australian Magnesium Corporation – advising the directors in relation to its restructure.
  • Chemeq – acting for the administrators.
  • Bush’s International and Kavanagh Group – acting for NAB on its exposure to the Group and advising the receivers and managers in relation to general receivership matters and asset sales.
  • Epic Energy Western Australian companies – advising the directors.
  • Austexx (DFO Group) and Viridian Noosa – acting for Suncorp in relation to its exposure to Austexx (DFO Group) and Viridian Noosa and advising the receivers of both entities.
  • CBA, RBS, Suncorp, ANZ, LLoyds, NAB and Westpac and other financial institutions and debtors – advising on a number of confidential workouts and restructurings for banks.