Season 16: Risk Ready: business restructuring


Hosted by Scott Butler, our Turnaround & Restructuring team examine the risks to businesses from a volatile economy and higher interest rates and explore the steps businesses can take to manage these risks.

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Business restructuring – Risks directors face when business is in financial difficulty

There are serious consequences for directors when a company becomes insolvent. In this episode, Scott Butler and David Dickens discuss what risks directors face, what options are available for directors to avoid insolvent trading liability, and how a good turnaround advisor may be able to help save the business.

Buying a distressed business – issues to consider

Scott ButlerEd Paton and David Catanese discuss the key transactional and employee issues to consider when acquiring a distressed business. In a distressed sale, the timelines are short and access to information may be limited. It is also wise not to treat employee issues as an afterthought.

Banking and corporate structuring issues for distressed businesses

Scott Butler, Jacqui Barrett and David Cooper discuss what matters a business in distress should consider from a banking and corporate structuring perspective to be able to trade out of its situation and navigate a new path forward.

Contract flexibility

Scott Butler and Nicole Tumiati discuss the key reasons that can impact a business’s ability to comply with its contractual obligations. How can a business introduce flexibility into contracts to allow it to respond to changing economic conditions?

Key contacts

Scott is a leading commercial dispute resolution lawyer with over 25 years' experience in restructuring and insolvency.

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Nicole Tumiati
Partner & Retail & Consumer Goods Leader

Nicole has over 20 years' experience as a corporate & commercial lawyer, both in Australia and the United Kingdom.

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Jacqui Barrett
Partner & Head of US Desk

Jacqui assists clients with mergers and acquisitions, corporate structuring, capital raisings and managed investment schemes.

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David is a partner in the Banking & Financial Services team at Hall & Wilcox, based in Sydney.

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David is an expert employment lawyer acting for private enterprises, State & Commonwealth Governments, and pro bono clients.

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Ed advises on mergers and acquisitions, with a focus on mid-market deals, distressed M&A and inbound international transactions.

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David is a leading dispute resolution lawyer providing expertise in restructuring, property and general disputes.

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