Greg Lewis

Greg specialises in complex dispute resolution, insolvency and restructuring as well as finance litigation.

Greg has extensive experience advising financiers, distressed debt funds, insolvency practitioners, employers and corporates on all forms of insolvency administration and workouts and in handling major dispute resolution and insolvency-related litigation. Greg has led teams advising financial institutions on some of Australia’s most prominent corporate collapses including hard-fought litigation against Alan Bond which resulted in Bond’s bankruptcy and the receivership and sale of his Queensland nickel venture.

Greg is also frequently called on by financial institutions to advise on the resolution of complex non-insolvency disputes.

Greg has been named Best Lawyers™ Australia for Alternative Dispute Resolution, Insolvency and Reorganisation Law and Litigation.

Experience

Greg’s recent experience includes:

  • Mezzanine lender: Acting for a mezzanine lender in proceedings concerning challenges by the liquidators of the responsible entity of a managed investment scheme to the validity of securities granted by the responsible entity to the lender;
  • Major trading bank: Acting for a major trading bank and for receivers and managers appointed by it to a hotel in relation to the sale of the hotel and related litigation;
  • Property fund: Acting for the responsible entity of a property fund in relation to allegations by disgruntled investors concerning arrangements entered into with a “white knight”;
  • Major trading bank: Acting for a major trading bank in relation to substantial loans obtained fraudulently by a major equipment dealer including appointing receivers, obtaining judgment and winding up orders, conducting public examinations and advising on potential causes of action against the dealer’s accountant; and
  • Secured creditor: Acting for a secured creditor of a failed junior miner and for receivers and managers appointed by it in relation to an application by shareholders for leave to bring a derivative action to set aside the security and in relation to arrangements with the propounder of a deed of company arrangement pursuant to which it acquired the mining assets from the deed administrator and paid out the secured creditor.

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