I’ve been reading over several ASIC statistical reports recently while working on my PhD and some figures really jumped out at me in the Series 3.3 (time series) report from […]
Amendments to the Corporations Act in 2010 to address concerns with the effect of the High Court’s Sons of Gwalia decision introduced a new regime for insolvency practitioners to deal […]
The case of Macks v Viscariello  SASCFC 172 considers a number of important issues relating to duties of voluntary administrators. The Full Court’s decision finalises a long-running saga involving several […]
The Insolvency Law Reform Act 2016 (Cth) (‘ILRA’) remakes the rules on creditor committees in insolvency (called ‘committees of inspection’ or COI). This post will explain the new law and […]
The Insolvency Law Reform Act 2016 (Cth) (ILRA) makes a broad range of significant changes to corporate insolvency in Australia. This post will consider the changes to voluntary administration.
The Government’s Innovation Statement issued on 7 December 2015 adopted 3 recommendations from the Productivity Commission’s report ‘Business Set-Up, Transfer and Closure’ (released on the same day) aimed at promoting […]
The decision in ASIC v Planet Platinum Ltd (in liq)  VSC 120 (1 April 2016) raises interesting issues relating to the duties of administrators to confirm the validity of […]
News broke yesterday of the banks rejecting Arrium’s rescue package proposed by GSO Capital Partners that would have involved the banks taking a big haircut on their reportedly unsecured loans. […]
One of the many discussion points in Australian insolvency circles concerns the use of pre-pack arrangements. A recent report prepared for the British parliament gives an up-to-date summary of the […]
I’ve just published an article on using share issues to dilute minority shareholders using a loan to own strategy in the ARITA journal out this month.