Andrew has a wide range of experience in commercial litigation, corporate and personal insolvency and banking. He has experience acting for the majority of the major banks and other lenders on general banking litigation, from security reviews and enforcement, to strategic advice and transaction and security structuring.
Andrew advises and acts for insolvency practitioners in their capacity as liquidators, receivers, administrators and trustees in bankruptcy in relation to various issues arising out of their appointment, including in relation to voidable transactions, breach of directors’ duties and fiduciary duties and liquidator examinations. He has also acted and appeared for various businesses, directors and shareholders in Federal Court of Australia and Supreme Court of New South Wales proceedings for breach of contract, partnership and director disputes and shareholder oppression.
Acting for the voluntary administrators of the McWilliam’s Wines Group, including various advices in relation to the administrators’ personal liability and advice on the sale of the Group’s businesses, appearing for the administrators in various applications under the Corporations Act 2001 for orders extending the convening period for the holding of the second meeting of creditors, orders limiting the personal liability of the administrators, orders for the fixing of the registration time for collateral the subject of security interests granted by the administrators and for leave to transfer all the existing shares of the company to the proponents of a deed of company arrangement.
Acting for AMP in responding to various notices issued under section 33 of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission Act 2001.
Advising and appearing for a bankruptcy trustee in a successful application for orders pursuant to sections 120 and 121 of the Bankruptcy Act 1966 on the transfer of the Bankrupt’s matrimonial home.
Advising and appearing for the board of directors of a group of companies in the Equity Division of the Supreme Court of NSW in proceedings involving a large shareholder dispute, various allegations of shareholder oppression and the sale of the group’s assets.
Advising and appearing on behalf of joint and several liquidators in proceedings commenced in the Supreme Court of NSW for the recovery of $17 million against the former directors of a Company for insolvent trading.