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TMA Australia members are encouraged to submit articles. Please contact the TMA National Office at info@turnaround.org.au or 1300 042 811.

Ashurst share their article with us. On 30 June 2016 the Victorian Court of Appeal clarified the interplay between US Chapter 11 and Australian insolvency proceedings in Legend International Holdings Inc (in liquidation) v Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative Ltd [2016] VSCA 151. What you need to know: key takeaways – This is the first Australian appellate...

Published 20-07-16 by Categories Uncategorized
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Michael Sloan and Kathryn Smith from Ashurst share their article with us. A new Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Code) has been passed in India. The Code is aimed at modernising the process of liquidation and revival of companies in India. Why was reform necessary? The previous process was Court driven and often resulted in a...

Published 20-05-16 by Categories Turnaround
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Carl Gunther at KPMG shares his article, The way of the whale: stranded carbon assets with us. Chairing a session recently at the Sydney 2016 Euromoney Distressed Debt Conference titled “What options do investors have with stranded, or potentially stranded “carbon” assets on their books?” I asked panellists to reflect on the way of the whale in...

Published 05-04-16 by Categories Uncategorized
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A mooted law reform in Queensland to impose personal liability for environmental damage could harm turnarounds.  The legislation, which is aimed at the Queensland Nickel debacle, not only seeks to impose liability on recalcitrant directors but it would also impose liability on newly appointed “cleanskin” directors and officers as well as professional advisors and financiers.  It has the...

Published 29-03-16 by Categories Uncategorized
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Paul Apathy from Herbert Smith Freehills shares his article Not a sure thing? LMA secondary trades of surety bonds, bank guarantees and letters of credit with us. Taken to the English High Court earlier this year, the GSO Credit – A Partners LP v Barclays Bank Plc case centred on the interpretation of key terms used in...

Published 04-03-16 by Categories Uncategorized
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Ashurst share their article, BREXIT: The final countdown. What it means for the EU with us. After months of build-up, we now know the crucial date. David Cameron has announced that the UK’s Referendum on whether to remain in the EU will take place on 23 June 2016. Whilst there is no longer uncertainty as...

Published 29-02-16 by Categories Uncategorized
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Ashurst share their article Joinin: third parties can join insurers who deny indemnity to insolvent defendants. CGU Insurance Limited v Blakeley [2016] HCA 2 Key takeaways for insolvency practitioners If you are suing an insolvent insured and their insurer has denied indemnity, you can ask the court to join the insurer to the proceeding and...

Published 22-02-16 by Categories Uncategorized
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“The TMA are delighted by the PM’s passionate support of safe harbour arrangements under the new Innovation Package announced this morning. This is a critical step change for turnaround in Australia.” Lachlan Edwards, Vice President Turnaround Management Association of Australia (‘TMAA’) The Turnaround M‎anagement Association (‘TMA’) is a global organisation devoted to the promotion of...

Published 07-12-15 by Categories Uncategorized
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Recognising the best turnarounds and restructurings and highlighting member achievements, a select TMAA panel adjudicated and presented awards across four categories, as well as two separate special awards at the Gala Dinner at our recent 2015 Annual Conference. Small Company Turnaround of the Year: Withcott Seedlings (TMA Member firms: Deloitte, Suncorp Bank) Mid-Size Company Turnaround...

Published 12-11-15 by Categories Uncategorized
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In early September, The Annual TMA Australia National Conference for 2015 was hosted in Melbourne. The TMA once again delivered a world-class event, featuring keynote addresses from the Hon. Julia Gillard (pictured), Qantas CEO Alan Joyce, as well as CEO’s from some of Australia’s most iconic brands, among others. Some key takeaways from the conference:...

Published 12-11-15 by Categories Uncategorized
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