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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

Latest News

Maddocks appoints restructuring and insolvency partner in Sydney January 14, 2019

Monday 14 January  Maddocks has appointed its second new partner in a month with the appointment of Danielle Funston. Danielle is a restructuring and insolvency lawyer who advises clients on recoveries, liquidations, corporate restructuring and … Continued

Latest Article

Made in Australia: Tightened restrictions on the use of country of origin labels January 14, 2019

The recent decision of Nature’s Care Manufacture Pty Ltd v Australian Made Campaign Limited by the Federal Court of Australia has provided much needed guidance on the requirements for ‘Made in Australia’ and other country … Continued

Marelda Hibberd Partner

Background

Marelda has extensive experience in insolvency, banking recovery and restructuring work. She has advised on a wide range of bankruptcy, corporate insolvency, securities enforcement and commercial litigation.

She acts on behalf of insolvency practitioners, secured lenders, directors and creditors in providing advice on all aspects of external administrations, including asset realisation and court proceedings commenced as a result of a company’s insolvency. Marelda also acts on behalf of several banks and secured creditors in recovery of corporate and commercial debts.

Marelda has experience in advising clients from industries such as banking and finance, property and construction, manufacturing and retail. In recent times, she has acted in the liquidations of several large scale investment funds.

Marelda is recommended as an Insolvency and Reconstruction Lawyer in the 2016 Doyle’s Guide. She is also ranked in the Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2014-2016 and Best Lawyers 2013-2018 for Insolvency and Reorganisation. The IFLR 100 notes Marelda is: ‘Very thorough and very commercial, able to strike a good balance. Even the junior staff are good, which is a reflection of her.’

Legal Expertise

  • Corporate insolvency
  • Bankruptcy
  • Corporate restructuring
  • Insolvency litigation
  • Directors duties
  • Securities enforcement
  • Debt recovery
  • Bankruptcy

Relevant Experience

Some of Marelda’s recent matters include advising clients in connection with the following corporate insolvencies and bankruptcies:

  • Banksia Securities Limited
  • Australian Financial Services Limited
  • Australian Property Custodian Holdings Limited
  • Gordon Ramsay Australia Pty Ltd
  • Hastie Group
  • Allans Billy Hyde (Australian Music Group)
  • Lehman Brothers Australia Ltd
  • Forest Enterprises Australia

Recognition

  • Doyle’s Guide 2016, Marelda is recommended for Insolvency and Reconstruction.
  • Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2014-2018, Marelda is recommended for Restructuring and Insolvency.
  • Marelda is listed as a leading lawyer in the Asialaw Profiles 2016.
  • Best Lawyers Australia 2013-2018, Marelda is recommended for Insolvency and Reorganisation law.