Arnold Bloch Leibler

Restructuring/Insolvency Department

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What the team is known for Strong relationships with insolvency practitioners, who value its approach to contentious and sensitive matters. Significant work in distressed scenarios and counts a range of stakeholders among its clientele, including creditors, appointees and distressed companies. Particularly focuses on complicated, high-profile insolvencies and restructurings, including appearances before the Supreme Court and Federal Court. Active in a range of sectors, including natural resources and retail.

Strengths According to one client, the team's "advice and engagement is strategic and proactive."

Clients also value the team's dedicated client service, with one client saying: "They just work so hard for their clients - all of them. They don't stop, and they do what's necessary to deliver the outcome they've committed to deliver."

Work highlights Acted for the administrators of Axsesstoday in respect of its estimated AUD260 million sale to an affiliate of Cerberus Capital Management.

Notable practitioners

Genevieve Sexton
is known in the market for her deft handling of restructurings, one market source calling her "a strong technical lawyer." A client praises her "brilliant balance of strong execution and commercial approach," adding: "She's a great human to work with." She is experienced in acting for distressed companies, buyers of insolvent businesses and appointees, including receivers and administrators.

Leon Zwier
is widely acknowledged as a market leader in the restructuring and insolvency space and regularly acts on high-profile and complex mandates. According to one client, he is "amazingly energetic, well connected and solutions-focused." Another client adds that he is "very impressive, has one of the greatest strategic minds around and brings a great expertise," in addition to being "an all-round Australian legal legend."