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Asia-Pacific Australia Restructuring/Insolvency

The focus is on the legal processes related to distressed businesses, which can either be reorganised or go into liquidation. The section also includes lawyers who advise on acquisition opportunities that arise out of distressed businesses. Lawyers in this chapter assist clients such as: corporate debtors, investors and asset purchasers; secured and unsecured creditors and creditors` committees, bondholders, insurers; directors of distressed companies and any other interested parties in corporate restructurings and insolvency proceedings. Restructuring/Insolvency sections cover both transactional and disputes matters.

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Band 1
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    Ashurst
    Restructuring/Insolvency
    Asia-Pacific 2022 | Band 1 | 12 Years Ranked
    Ashurst's market-leading national practice is active on many of the country's most high-profile restructurings and turnarounds. Regularly acts for creditors, debtors and insolvency appointees in major restructurings and also demonstrates substantial experience in insolvency litigation. Additionally offers excellent international expertise and has a strong offering in the acquisition of distressed debt in Australia's secondary debt market. Key clients include Boart Longyear, Questas Group and Toll Holdings.
  2. Clayton Utz
    Restructuring/Insolvency
    Asia-Pacific 2022 | Band 1
  3. King & Wood Mallesons
    Restructuring/Insolvency
    Asia-Pacific 2022 | Band 1
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Band 2
  1. Allens
    2
    Allens
    Restructuring/Insolvency
    Asia-Pacific 2022 | Band 2 | 12 Years Ranked
    Another client reports: "The issues I deal with are usually complex and require lawyers with different skill sets to work together in high-functioning teams. The partners I deal with at Allens have, on numerous occasions, demonstrated a strong ability to establish teams of such lawyers who can work together efficiently and to a common goal." The same source goes on to note: "Allens also understand that my time is scarce. They present advice to me in an efficient and concise way, consistently outlining complex legal issues to me in plain English which can be quickly and easily understood."
  2. Gilbert + Tobin
    2
    Gilbert + Tobin
    Restructuring/Insolvency
    Asia-Pacific 2022 | Band 2 | 11 Years Ranked
    Gilbert + Tobin assists banks, borrowers, investors and directors as well as major insolvency practitioners in all aspects of high-profile insolvency administrations and liquidations as well as workouts and restructurings. Notable expertise in representing investment funds and bondholders in various distressed situations. Also advises on distressed debt investing, corporate distress, and related disputes and applications. Active across a variety of sectors including retail, manufacturing, and energy and resources. Key clients include Genesis Capital, KPMG and McGrathNicol.
  3. Arnold Bloch Leibler
    Restructuring/Insolvency
    Asia-Pacific 2022 | Band 2
  4. Baker McKenzie
    Restructuring/Insolvency
    Asia-Pacific 2022 | Band 2
  5. Herbert Smith Freehills
    Restructuring/Insolvency
    Asia-Pacific 2022 | Band 2
  6. MinterEllison
    Restructuring/Insolvency
    Asia-Pacific 2022 | Band 2
  7. Norton Rose Fulbright
    Restructuring/Insolvency
    Asia-Pacific 2022 | Band 2
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Band 3
  1. Corrs Chambers Westgarth
    3
    Corrs Chambers Westgarth
    Restructuring/Insolvency
    Asia-Pacific 2022 | Band 3 | 12 Years Ranked
    The Corrs Chambers Westgarth practice is especially noted for effective handling of securities enforcement litigation and distressed debt refinancings. Also deploys industry-specific knowledge on restructurings, insolvencies and workouts in the mining, real estate, logistics and financial services sectors. Clients include overseas hedge funds and private equity houses, as well as companies in distress and leading insolvency advisers and banks. Key clients include Infrastructure NSW, Macquarie Bank and Resource Capital Fund VII.
  2. Johnson Winter & Slattery
    Restructuring/Insolvency
    Asia-Pacific 2022 | Band 3
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Band 4
  1. Jones Day
    4
    Jones Day
    Restructuring/Insolvency
    Asia-Pacific 2022 | Band 4 | 5 Years Ranked
    Jones Day offers a range of services across the restructuring and insolvency spectrum, both on a consensual basis and through formal insolvency proceedings, including schemes of arrangement, receiverships, liquidations and administrations. Particularly focused on cross-border insolvency and restructuring matters, including the use of the US Bankruptcy Code to gain relief in Australian insolvencies. Clients include creditors and appointees, and the firm advises on debt restructuring as well as insolvency litigation. Key clients include Avior Consulting, Cyrus Capital Partners and the Insurance Commission of Western Australia.
  2. Dentons
    Restructuring/Insolvency
    Asia-Pacific 2022 | Band 4
  3. K&L Gates
    Restructuring/Insolvency
    Asia-Pacific 2022 | Band 4
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Band 5
  1. Mills Oakley
    5
    Mills Oakley
    Restructuring/Insolvency
    Asia-Pacific 2022 | Band 5 | 5 Years Ranked
    Mills Oakley covers a wide range of restructuring and insolvency-related issues, including priority and perfection disputes, employee entitlement arrangements, debt and equity restructures and the administration of managed investment scheme interest. Active in a range of sectors including finance, construction and manufacturing. Further noted for proficiency in debt recovery and security enforcement litigation. Key clients include Bendigo and Adelaide Bank, KordaMentha and Rodgers Reidy.
  2. Thomson Geer
    5
    Thomson Geer
    Restructuring/Insolvency
    Asia-Pacific 2022 | Band 5 | 5 Years Ranked
    Thomson Geer offers well-established capabilities in restructuring and insolvency matters surrounding secured credit as well as director liability. Maintains an especially notable track record in the representation of financial services sector clients, and handles all aspects of restructuring and insolvency matters for creditors, shareholders and insolvency practitioners in the SME space, as well as acting on behalf of distressed companies. Key clients include Adelaide Airport, Deloitte and Grant Thornton.
  3. Colin Biggers & Paisley
    Restructuring/Insolvency
    Asia-Pacific 2022 | Band 5
  4. Gadens
    Restructuring/Insolvency
    Asia-Pacific 2022 | Band 5
  5. Hamilton Locke
    Restructuring/Insolvency
    Asia-Pacific 2022 | Band 5
  6. Maddocks
    Restructuring/Insolvency
    Asia-Pacific 2022 | Band 5
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Band 6
  1. DLA Piper Australia
    6
    DLA Piper Australia
    Restructuring/Insolvency
    Asia-Pacific 2022 | Band 6 | 3 Years Ranked
    DLA Piper maintains an active practice in formal insolvencies and offers a noteworthy expertise in acting on multi-jurisdictional matters. Demonstrates a wealth of experience in representing creditors and receivers as well as distressed companies on restructurings and in litigation proceedings, with a strong focus on matters arising from the financial services, real estate and resources sectors. Key clients include Bank of Queensland, Bentley Resources and Jindal Steel.
  2. Hogan Lovells International LLP
    6
    Hogan Lovells International LLP
    Restructuring/Insolvency
    Asia-Pacific 2022 | Band 6 | 2 Years Ranked
    Hogan Lovells' solid practice advises clients on a wide range of insolvency matters, including voluntary administrations, liquidations, debt restructuring and risk advisory. Acts for appointees, distressed companies, funds and other stakeholders. Well placed to assist clients on cross-border mandates.
  3. HWL Ebsworth Lawyers
    Restructuring/Insolvency
    Asia-Pacific 2022 | Band 6
  4. Lavan
    Restructuring/Insolvency
    Asia-Pacific 2022 | Band 6
  5. McCullough Robertson
    Restructuring/Insolvency
    Asia-Pacific 2022 | Band 6