Carmen specialises in corporate insolvency and restructuring, acting for insolvency practitioners, secured lenders and other stakeholders in relation to all forms of external administration and informal turnaround.
Carmen provides commercial and pragmatic advice on legal issues arising in the context of securities enforcement, trade-ons by external administrators and stakeholder management, having regarding to broader strategic and reputational concerns that arise in the present market.
During her time in a commercial role for a global EPC contractor on the ExxonMobil Longford Gas Conditioning Plant project in regional Victoria, Carmen developed a thorough understanding of construction risk mitigation methodologies, effective stakeholder management and the intersection of operational activities with broader commercial, HSE, QA/QC and client objectives.
She has appeared in all state courts and the Federal Court of Australia on litigious matters, including liquidator actions, banking litigation and general commercial litigation. Carmen was the recipient of the International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation WA Chapter (now RINWA) 2018 Rising Star award.
Carmen’s experience includes advising: