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COVID-19 ready reckoner
Insight

As the expiration dates for the Government's responses to the COVID-19 pandemic loom, it is hard to know what protections and relaxations remain in place for companies and their directors. We summarise the current (as at the week commencing 14 September 2020) stimuli and moratoria implemented by the Federal Government. This accompanies our webinar: Restructuring and insolvency - preparing for, and going beyond, the insolvency cliff, held on 16 September 2020. ...

Vietnam insolvency guide for directors
Insight 11 Jun 2020

To help management, this Insight explores the insolvency and bankruptcy regulations in Vietnam, as well as the obligations and potential liabilities of management personnel of Vietnamese companies if their companies become financially distressed. ...

Officer without office: High Court rules persons can be company officers despite absence of official title
Insight 10 Jun 2020

The recent decision of the High Court of Australia in ASIC v King considers the meaning and scope of the term 'officer', as defined in s9 of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth), and contains important if non-binding observations on how the term may catch bankers and other third parties. ...

Takeover response in a COVID-19 environment: it's about being prepared
Insight 09 Apr 2020

COVID-19 continues to impact ASX-listed entities across all sectors. Among others, market volatility and uncertain business conditions have made M&A challenging in the immediate term.  ...

Two safe harbours for the storm of COVID-19
Insight 24 Mar 2020

The COVID Safe Harbour will provide useful immediate relief for companies and their directors, particularly those who need time to assess the company's position before developing a turnaround plan or pursuing an insolvency administration if that becomes necessary. ...

Trustee insolvency - the High Court has cleared up the confusion, or at least some of it - where are we now?
Insight 19 Jul 2019

A recent High Court case has brought very welcome clarity to questions that have long bedevilled the insolvency of corporate trustees. We explain the decision and its ramifications. ...

How ipso facto provisions (and exemptions) affect project finance - both good and bad news
Insight 05 Sep 2018

This Insight examines some of the key issues arising out of the new ipso facto contracts regime which came into effect on 1 July 2018 ...

Construction contracts and the new 'ipso facto' insolvency reforms
Insight 01 Jun 2018

New insolvency legislation that is designed to provide greater opportunities to restructure failing businesses both before and during external administration has recently been passed The reforms restrict the enforcement of contractual rights triggered by voluntary administration receivership or ...

International Comparative Legal Guide to Project Finance 2018 - Australia
Insight 25 May 2018

Partners Ben Farnsworth and Michael Ryan outline the main trends and significant developments in Australian project finance Among other factors they discuss restrictions on foreign investment bankruptcy and restructuring proceedings tax and political risk in relation to changes in law ...

Trustee insolvency - the Full Federal Court weighs in to the debate
Insight 29 Mar 2018

We recently examined the implications of a Victorian Court of Appeal decision on trustee insolvency in the Amerind Appeal1 As we foreshadowed the Full Federal Court has just released its decision on similar issues2 It came to a similar position to the Victorian court in deciding that trust assets ...

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