Here is a copy of my submission in response to the Treasury ‘Insolvency Reforms to support small business’ that I submitted yesterday.
The details of the Federal Government’s proposed new restructuring regime for small businesses were announced this week with the release of the draft Corporations Amendment (Corporate Insolvency Reforms) Bill 2020 […]
The federal Treasurer has announced a new restructuring regime for struggling small to medium enterprises (SMEs) which adopts a ‘debtor-in-possession’ model for companies owing less than $1 million.
Here are some links to recordings of insolvency-related webinars that I’ve been running recently for the Ross Parsons Centre at Sydney Law School. You can find a range of podcasts […]
Michael Murray and I recently wrote a short note for the Sydney Law School website (see here) that commented on the recent report by the ASMFEO on SMEs and insolvency […]
Here is a recording of the free webinar on September 30th 2019 that I ran for the Ross Parsons Centre at Sydney Law School. The webinar featured Dr Zofia Bednarz, […]
The Treasury Laws Amendment (Combating Illegal Phoenixing) Bill 2019 was reintroduced into Federal Parliament on 4 July 2019, after lapsing at the last election. This Bill is another example of using […]
Facilitating restructuring and turnaround of companies in financial difficulty is one of the goals of Australia’s modern corporate insolvency laws. A recent case (Walton Constructions) has highlighted some of the […]
Recent Australian decisions have applied the ultimate beneficiary test for determining who is a creditor for the purposes of voting on a creditors’ scheme that seeks to restructure corporate bonds.
I’ve recently published an article with the University of Queensland Law Journal looking at whether Australia should introduce a mechanism to cram down dissenting classes of creditors in schemes of […]