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Westpac confirmed as largest Forum creditor, as administrators near sale of unit
Restructuring & Insolvency 2021-07-21 11:17 pm By Christine Caulfield

Administrators have lined up a buyer for a Forum Group entity, as a first creditors meeting confirms Westpac has the largest claim to any recoveries […]

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Forum Group director stuck overseas after testing positive for COVID-19, court hears
Financial Services 2021-07-15 10:01 pm By Miklos Bolza

The director of the Forum Group companies accused of a $360 million fraud involving at least three major banks can’t return to Australia from Greece […]

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Forum Finance placed in liquidation, with ‘peripatetic’ director still abroad
Financial Services 2021-07-09 3:15 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Federal Court has ordered the winding up of Forum Finance, which has been accused by Westpac and French investment bank Societe Generale of a […]

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Dentons adds HSF competition heavyweight to Sydney office
People In The News 2021-04-22 1:24 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Global legal giant Dentons has snagged a Herbert Smith Freehills competition partner with almost 30 years experience at the big six firm for its Sydney […]

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Director of food dip brand Obela stole $3M, feigned wife’s suicide, court hears
Food and Beverage 2021-01-21 5:07 pm By Christine Caulfield

Food dip producer Obela Fresh Dips & Spreads has won a $3 million judgment against a former director who defrauded the company of millions of […]

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QBE Insurance files COVID-19 business interruption test case
Coronavirus 2021-04-15 9:15 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Insurance giant QBE Insurance Australia has launched a COVID-19 business interruption test case in the Federal Court, following a landmark loss for insurers in the […]

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Dentons lures construction ace, as firm eyes 25% growth in partner ranks
People In The News 2021-03-02 3:31 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Dentons has snagged one partner and four lawyers from a Perth law firm to join its recovery and restructuring team, as part of its ambitious […]

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Top 10 class action settlements of 2020
Analysis 2021-01-12 10:46 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

Payouts in class actions in 2020 largely kept pace with the previous year despite the financial strain of the COVID-19 pandemic, with companies and other […]

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AUSTRAC won’t pursue Afterpay after auditor found it got bad legal advice
Financial Services 2020-10-14 1:19 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Financial crimes regulator AUSTRAC will not take legal action against Afterpay over its compliance with anti-money laundering laws, following an external auditor’s report that found […]

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Amen, says judge as 25-year Bell Group saga laid to rest
Restructuring & Insolvency 2020-10-01 10:59 pm By Christine Caulfield

In an “ode to a dying corporation” a Western Australia judge known for his droll judgments has waxed poetic in approving the end of a […]

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