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We work collaboratively with our clients to build strong, sustainable relationships. Our team is committed to delivering consistent high standards of service, and we understand the importance of accessibility. Working with us, you'll enjoy open communication, meaning well scoped, properly resourced and effectively managed matters.

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Latest Case

Providing strategic advice on expansion structures November 16, 2018

Founded in Bondi Beach in 2012, Bailey Nelson has rapidly grown into a global eyewear retailer and service provider with boutiques in Australia, London, Canada and New Zealand. The strong demand for their products and … Continued

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Diverse and inclusive: Maddocks recognised for gender equality February 25, 2020

25 February 2020 Maddocks has been recognised for the 16th consecutive year for its work in creating a workplace that provides opportunities for all of its employees. Maddocks received an Employer of Choice for Gender … Continued

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Holding shareholder meetings under COVID-19 restrictions March 25, 2020

With governments imposing severe restrictions on travel and public gatherings as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Australian public companies with upcoming annual general meetings (AGM) will be required to consider whether they can either … Continued

Danielle Funston Partner


Danielle is recognised as an expert in the areas of restructuring and insolvency, advising on business and debt restructuring, schemes of arrangement, formal insolvencies and recovery actions.

Danielle acts for corporations, directors, lenders and insolvency practitioners, having worked across a wide range of industries, including construction, real estate, aviation, retail and the agricultural industry. She has particular expertise in managed investment schemes and has been involved in a number of cross border transactions, primarily between the United States, the United Kingdom, China and Hong Kong.

An experienced litigation and commercial lawyer, Danielle’s clients experience practical and commercial advice regarding dispute resolution and asset recovery.  Her work has led to her being recognised as a leading Insolvency & Restructuring Lawyer in Doyle’s Guide.

Relevant experience

  • Acting for a global lender in respect to Schemes of Arrangement of Jindal Power and Steel (Australia) Pty Limited and Wollongong Steel Limited.
  • Advising and acting for a class of investors of Halifax Investments Services Pty Limited (In Liquidation) in a joint hearing before the Federal Court of Australia and High Court of New Zealand.
  • Acting for the administrators and liquidators of Jamie Oliver Restaurant Group (Australia) Pty Limited (In Liquidation).
  • Advising a domestic bank on its position on a restructure of global commodity trader Noble Group Limited.
  • Acting for global investment bank on the restructure of Emeco Holdings Limited and merger with Orionstone and Andy’s Earthmovers.