Richard has specialised in restructuring, corporate insolvency and work outs since 2003. He regularly provides advice in relation to these matters to creditors, distressed investors, directors and many of Australia’s leading insolvency practitioners.
Richard also acts for a number of creditors and financial investors in connection with non-performing credits, distressed debt trades (both acquisition and sale) and the structuring and execution of loan-to-own strategies in both consensual and contested debt restructuring matters.
Richard also acts in relation to regulatory investigations and commercial litigation matters arising out of financial distress and has successfully acted for both plaintiffs and defendants in relation to a number of high-value voidable transaction, insolvent trading, directors’ duties and equitable accessorial liability claims.
Richard has published a number of refereed papers in relation to debt restructuring issues. Richard has been named “Lawyer of the Year” for Insolvency and Reorganisation Law in Best LawyersTM Australia 2019 edition. He is also recognised in Best LawyersTM Australia for Restructuring and Insolvency and by Doyle’s guide in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 as a ‘leading’ lawyer for this category. Richard has also been awarded the Fellowship by the Australia Restructuring Insolvency and Turnaround Association.
Richard’s recent experience includes: