Minter Ellison’s insolvency and reconstruction team is consistently recognised by independent, international surveys as one of the leading practices in Australia and New Zealand (including a ranking of ‘top tier’ in Chambers Global, Asia Pacific Legal 500, PLC Which Lawyer? and IFLR 1000: Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms).
Our team of more than 60 insolvency specialists regularly acts in complex or multi-jurisdictional insolvencies and offers an unmatched depth of capability and service delivery. Our practice spans bankruptcy, creditor claims, cross-border insolvency, directors’ duties, distressed debt trading/acquisitions, liquidation, receivership, turnaround/workouts and voluntary administration.
We have broad experience across numerous industries, including agribusiness, construction, energy, resources and mining, funds management and derivatives, health and ageing, industrial, infrastructure and project finance, real estate, and retail.
We work with liquidators, administrators, receivers, banks and other lenders and have been involved in many of the region’s major insolvencies, corporate collapses and restructures including Great Southern, Timbercorp, Alinta Energy, Burrup Fertilisers, Opes Prime, Primebroker, Centro Property Group, ABC Learning, Griffin Coal, Clive Peeters, One.Tel, Westpoint, Pasminco, Centaur Mining, Western Metals, Sons of Gwalia, Absolute Capital, Green Pacific Energy, Ion and Ansett Australia. Our strong relationships with all major lenders and leading accountancy firms means we can work collaboratively to achieve the best possible outcome for our clients.
A distinguishing feature of our insolvency practice is its genuine international network of specialist insolvency practitioners, which enables us to work in real time across borders, and act swiftly to preserve assets and challenge voidable transactions.
We can assemble teams to service clients from start to finish including experts in employment, tax, insurance, dispute resolution, corporate governance, finance and equity, environment and planning, real estate, intellectual property, M&A, funds management and capital markets.
Chambers Global notes that ‘[Minter Ellison] always look at the practical realities when giving their advice’. Clients note our ‘efficient and commercial service’ and ‘cost-effective and eager teamwork’. Asia Pacific Legal 500 notes that ‘the group enjoys the distinction in being top notch not only in formal insolvency work, but also in the restructuring arena’. IFLR 1000 notes that our peers and clients alike recognise us as ‘unmatched when it comes to client servicing’.