Chambers Asia Pacific / Chambers Global - Insolvency and Reconstruction

2013

About the Firm

A high-flyer in the Australian restructuring and insolvency market, Minter Ellison has won several new clients recently, including RBS, Lloyds and Transgrid, and it continues to act for established clients such as ANZ and National Australia Bank. The firm continues to act for the banking syndicate, which includes ANZ and Commonwealth Bank of Australia, as well as receivers McGrathNicol, in the provision of secured facilities to Great Southern, an operator of managed investment schemes. The team also advises on all other aspects of the receivership.

Sources say: 'They are a major competitor with genuine capability in this area.'

Leading Individuals

Insolvency and Reconstruction : Michael Hughes, Brendon Watkins, Ian Walker, Garry Hamilton and Lindsay Powers


2012

About the Firm

This team has been strengthened by the arrival of three partners, bringing the size of the team to 15 core partners. With offices in Australia's major financial centres, the firm is able to offer clients service on a national level. It is on the panel of Australia's four major banks and is praised for its strong track record in dealing with the most complex of workouts. It is currently involved in the administration of Great Southern Limited, as well as the receiverships of Clive Peters and Burrup Fertilisers.

Sources say: 'The team has very deep expertise and can draw on lawyers from a great breadth of practice areas when needed.'

Leading Individuals

Insolvency and Reconstruction : Michael Hughes, Brendon Watkins, Ian Walker, Garry Hamilton and Lindsay Powers


2011

About the Firm

With offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth, Minter Ellison is frequently at the forefront of significant deals. It represented Austock in relation to the collapse of ABC Learning and is acting for a number of banks – including ANZ, CBA and Mitsui – on secured facilities offered to Great Southern.

Sources say: 'I am confident that I can place heavy demands on the lawyers and they'll come through.'

Leading Individuals

Insolvency and Reconstruction : Michael Hughes, Brendon Watkins, Ian Walker, Garry Hamilton and Lindsay Powers