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Judge joins twin actions against Forge directors and auditors
Restructuring & Insolvency 2019-09-05 12:09 pm By Amelia Birnie

A judge has consolidated two concurrent cases against the former directors and auditors of collapsed construction company Forge Group, after warning the overlapping actions needed […]

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Chilled meals deal gets frosty reception from ACCC
Competition & Consumer Protection 2019-09-05 12:02 pm By Christine Caulfield

The competition regulator is opposing a deal to combine two of Australia’s largest manufacturers of chilled ready meals, and fired a warning shot to companies […]

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Cross-border cooperation: Federal Court considers ‘classic candidate’ for coordination with High Court of New Zealand
Expert Insights 2019-09-02 10:09 pm By Editor

On 22 August 2019, the Federal Court of Australia delivered a judgment that provides guidance on the framework within which cross-border cooperation between courts located […]

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Clive Palmer can’t shut down Queensland Nickel liquidation trial
Restructuring & Insolvency 2019-08-23 11:25 pm By Christine Caulfield

Businessman Clive Palmer has lost an application to put a stop to a trial in a case brought by the liquidators of collapsed Queensland Nickel […]

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Sacked Russells lawyer wins round in case over dismissal
Restructuring & Insolvency 2019-08-20 4:05 pm By Christine Caulfield

A restructuring and insolvency solicitor who is suing Russells Lawyers for summarily dismissing him has largely won a discovery dispute over evidence in the case, […]

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Winery enters liquidation after $352,000 fine for Penfolds trade mark infringement
Intellectual Property 2019-08-16 8:08 pm By Miklos Bolza

An Adelaide-based wine exporter which was fined $352,000 for infringing three trade marks of a Treasury Wine Estates unit has been ordered into liquidation by […]

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‘This pleading is a mess’: Judge slams liquidators’ case against Forge directors and auditors
Restructuring & Insolvency 2019-08-16 4:11 pm By Amelia Birnie

A judge has sent insolvency firm Ferrier Hodgson back to the drawing board to redraft its pleadings against the former directors and auditors of collapsed […]

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Judge won’t join insurer to Reed Construction liquidator’s insolvent trading case
Restructuring & Insolvency 2019-08-12 5:55 pm By Amelia Birnie

A judge has refused to join the insurer of collapsed Sydney builder Reed Constructions to insolvent trading proceedings brought by the company’s liquidators, after finding […]

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Docs seized in AFP raid of convicted land mogul’s offices can be handed to liquidators
Restructuring & Insolvency 2019-08-07 8:25 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Full Federal Court has dismissed two appeals by convicted land mogul Allen Caratti seeking to prevent liquidators of five of his companies from obtaining […]

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NAB, ex-Walton Construction exec may face $70M suit by special purpose liquidator
Restructuring & Insolvency 2019-08-07 3:30 pm By Miklos Bolza

National Australia Bank and the director of the collapsed Walton Construction face a possible lawsuit over more than $70 million in claims after the Federal […]

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