Australia equity financing

Restructuring and Insolvency

With a strong and stable client base that covers each of the four major Australian banks, as well as many of the other major Australian financiers, State and Federal Governments and key insolvency practitioners, Gadens is recognised and respected for our broad expertise across all aspects of restructuring, insolvency and corporate recovery.

Our reputation in providing a nationally consistent service across our offices has contributed to Gadens’ solid reputation in this area of law. With one of the leading banking and finance practices in Australia, Gadens has become a key player in the insolvency and restructuring arena with significant presence across all states whilst other competitors remain focused on their local geographical market.



Our specialised insolvency team advises insolvency practitioners and financial services providers, including banks and non-bank lenders on an extensive range of technical and complex legal issues and litigation claims. These include workouts, enforcements, restructures, reconstructions, post and pre-lend reviews, mortgagee in possession, voluntary administrations, deed of company arrangements, receiverships, liquidations, preference recovery actions, insolvent trading claims and bankruptcy. Supported by full banking and finance, property, tax, and corporate advisory teams, we offer clients a holistic and pragmatic solution across all aspects of insolvency.

Change can happen quickly, and having access to responsive, knowledgeable and experienced lawyers is essential. Combining technical skills and commercial insight, we give our clients the confidence that their needs will be met efficiently, however challenging their circumstances. Focused on achieving the best possible outcomes, we invest in understanding our clients’ business so we can quickly identify key issues and work closely with them throughout the process.


Workouts and Restructures

In unpredictable economic times, it is not unusual for businesses to be challenged by meeting their financial obligations. When under such stress, sound legal advice and support in restructuring or re-capitalising can be crucial to help secure a business’ future. Advising a range of financial institutions, developers, sponsors, creditors’ committees and agencies, our specialist team works with clients that are avoiding litigating or putting their counterparties into any kind of formal administration.

Our team members’ technical skills are complemented by their commercial acumen, enabling them to look at each matter from every angle. We work with clients to structure and negotiate workouts as well as facilitate additional capital from private or public sources. We also regularly advise shareholders, directors, lenders or sponsors in regards to the restructuring of employment arrangements to improve business performance. Very importantly, we help to avoid adverse publicity and minimise time and costs spent on court actions.

For clients investing in troubled businesses, we advise on debt and asset purchases and divestments, deeds of company arrangements, management buyouts, leveraged buyouts, public to private transactions, succession, purchases from receivers / administrators and Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) ‘forced’ divestments, financing, trade sales, IPOs, mergers, strategic alliances, joint ventures and secondary buyouts, private equity and venture capital investment.

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