David has over 25 years’ experience as a corporate and financial dispute resolution lawyer with particular expertise in reconstruction and insolvency.
He acts for a broad range of private, public and statutory entities. This includes creditor and debtor side parties, secured financers and investors, and various other stakeholders including debt and equity participants in restructuring opportunities. He acts both for and against statutory entities, at both State and Commonwealth level.
David advises in relation to formal appointments and informal restructurings including, in particular, identifying strategies for appropriate risk mitigation and value enhancement. He also acts in relation to a variety of commercial disputes, with an emphasis on financial arrangements, and acts both for and against government entities in regulatory investigations and enforcements. He has a particular expertise in ICT contract disputes.
Skytrans Pty Ltd
Acting for the voluntary administrators, which involved the restructuring, via a deed of company arrangement, of Queensland’s largest regional airline.
Australian liquidators of the HIH group of companies
Acting in relation to the development and implementation of creditors’ schemes of arrangement and proceedings in relation to the entitlements of the various States arising out of compulsory insurance schemes.
Bankrupt estate of Barry Tannenbaum
Acting for the South African trustees in bankruptcy, which involved a ‘Ponzi’ scheme of AUD$400m, and included internationally significant proceedings pursuant to the Cross-border Insolvency Act 2008.
A mining exploration company
Representing the liquidators, including in relation to the sale of various mining and joint-venture interests, and various contested proceedings with investors and creditors.
LM Investment Management
Acting for the privately appointed receiver and manager of certain assets of LMIM, and specifically in relation to contested court proceedings.
A mining services company
Advising the directors of a mining services company in relation to a proposed group restructure to appropriately manage litigation and project risk.