Restructuring &

Allens has a leading restructuring and insolvency practice.

... they are methodical and articulate in their advice and it is always very clear and concise. Their advice is always very commercial and strategic, and the team is extremely professional.
Chambers Asia Pacific 2017

With a dedicated team of more than 45 partners and specialist lawyers in Australia, and through our alliance with Linklaters, we are the pre-eminent firm in restructuring and insolvency in the Asia Pacific region.

Our international reach and experience acting in cross-border situations puts us at the forefront of global trends and restructuring techniques.

Harnessing the depth of our experience and drawing upon the firm's experts from across all necessary disciplines and sectors, our clients have access to a team of leaders in their respective fields and to exceptional service delivery.

We have handled some of Australia's most significant restructurings and insolvencies in recent times. See our recent experience.

Market recognition

  • 'Band One' firm for restructuring and insolvency
    Chambers Asia-Pacific 2009 to 201
  • 'Tier 1' firm for restructuring and insolvency
    Legal 500 Asia Pacific
  • Large Company Turnaround of the Year 2013 – Fitness First Australia
    Turnaround Management Association Australia Awards
  • Insolvency and Restructuring Deal of the Year 2013 – Nine Entertainment Group
    ALB Australasian Law Awards
  • Insolvency and Restructuring Deal of the Year 2012 – Centro
    ALB Australasian Law Awards
  • Insolvency and Restructuring Deal of the Year 2011 – Alinta
    ALB Australasian Law Awards

Our expertise

Restructuring & Workouts Distressed Opportunities
  • Operational and financial restructuring for distressed corporates
  • Lender-led restructuring
  • Schemes of arrangement
  • Advising boards and non-executive directors
  • Debt trading
  • Distressed asset acquisitions
  • Loan to own transactions
  • Rescue capital
  • Loan portfolio reviews and transactions
Formal Insolvency Regimes Security Enforcement
  • Receivership
  • Voluntary administration
  • Deeds of company arrangement
  • Liquidations
  • Cross-border issues
  • Insolvency related litigation, public examinations, investigations and asset tracing
  • Security Reviews
  • Security enforcement – strategies and implementation
  • Recovery proceedings
  • PPSA reviews and advice