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The Australian Government have proposed corporate insolvency reforms in order to assist struggling SMEs throughout COVID-19. These reforms intend to provide a simplified liquidation process; however, specifics to provide the best outcome require thorough consideration.
Legislative changes are still in draft form and significant unknowns exist. In this webinar, experts from the banking, legal and restructuring sector will provide vital information on features within the proposed regulations, including:
Proposed criteria for business
Responsibilities of liquidators and business
The new “Debtor in Possession” restructuring model
Rights of creditors
New timelines for the restructuring process
The who, how and what is involved in regard to changes to insolvency regulations will be analysed in this session which is of critical relevance to Australian businesses in this extraordinary year.
Ewan Black, Chief Credit Officer SA and NT at Westpac
Ewan is the Chief Credit Officer for SA/NT for Westpac and BankSA. Out of a 30+ year career, starting in the insolvency department of Chartered Accounting firm, Ewan has spent the last 20 years in Banking and Finance.
Ewan has extensive experience in both relationship management and credit. In mid-2010 Ewan went over to the USA, initially set up a workout function in a large Midwest bank, and spent over 4 years working through the aftermath of the GFC, mostly as the Chief Credit Officer, before coming home in Jan 2015 when the bank listed on the NYSE.
Wendy Jones, Partner, Dentons
For over 20 years, Wendy has worked successfully and tenaciously on large and complex litigation matters, including some of Australia's largest audit negligence claims, as well as contract and product liability disputes, and trade practices issues. With her pragmatic approach, exacting technical skills and leadership ability, organisations including financial institutions, manufacturers, wine makers and retirement villages, benefit from Wendy's proven commercial litigation expertise.
Her special interest in insolvency law means Wendy’s advice is regularly sought on voluntary administrations, deeds of company arrangement, liquidators’ recovery and investigation powers, secured creditor rights, priority issues and proofs of debt.
Wendy’s involvement with financial institutions is extensive. She advises and supports them on diverse matters ranging from cheque conversion, mistaken payments, misrepresentation, fraud, forgery, and bank systems and procedures, to terms and conditions of bank products, bank fees and charges, guarantees, access to banking records and debt recovery, including regarding obligations under Code of Banking Practice.
David Trim, Adelaide Manager, Hall Chadwick
David joined Hall Chadwick in April 2019 after several years working in other tier-one insolvency firms in Adelaide, undertaking tasks in corporate restructuring and insolvency, as well as expanding his skills in forensic accounting over the past four years. David’s role includes providing advice to various stakeholders of distressed companies including directors, financiers, employees, unsecured creditors and their respective professional advisers. David is an expert at pointing you in the right direction, with a wealth of knowledge in the areas of corporate financial distress, financial analysis and forensic engagements, including fraud investigations, commercial dispute analysis and insolvency reports. David’s experience to date has seen him manage matters in the agribusiness and wine sectors, as well as retail, manufacturing, hospitality and construction sectors, amongst others. Professional Qualifications · Chartered Accountant · Member of the Australian Restructuring Insolvency & Turnaround Association (ARITA) Specialisation · Corporate restructuring, insolvency and forensic accounting
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