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Bankruptcy law: developments and update paper


Where is the proposed legislative change heading? Where have the recent decisions in Cook v Benson BensonHanel v ONeill and Cummins v Prentice taken us? This paper covers topics including:

  • a legislative update
  • a case law update
  • where is this area heading?
  • how it impacts on SME practice
  • how it impacts on choice of structure
  • interaction with family law and property settlements.

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Author Photo - Michael Lhuede
Michael Lhuede
Michael specialises in corporate and personal insolvency law. Michael acts for Australia's leading banks and secured lenders and for liquidators,administrators and receivers advising in all aspects of corporate insolvency and workouts. He has also conducted some of Australia’s most complex bankruptcy cases. Michael regularly advises boards and directors of listed and unlisted companies in relation to their duties upon insolvency and the restructuring of financially stressed businesses. For the past four years Michael has been named in "Best Lawyers •Australia" in the Insolvency and Reorganisation category, being named Best Lawyer •Victoria for that category in 2012. He is a member of the Insolvency Practitioners Association of Australia and of the Insolvency & Reconstruction Committee of the Law Council of Australia and the co-author of a chapter of Personal Property Securities in Australia published by Lexis Nexis. Current at 27 July 2012 Click here to expand/collapse more articles by Michael LHUEDE.

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