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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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Special counsel joins Maddocks in Canberra January 16, 2020

Thursday 16 January 2020 Veena Bedekar has joined Maddocks as a special counsel in the firm’s Canberra office. Veena joined Maddocks this week and will work with the Maddocks Probity and Property teams. She joins … Continued

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Too much of the (Apple) pie? – Screen-time apps and misuse of market power January 16, 2020

Apple’s ‘screen-time’ functionality (and similar apps released by other developers) have changed the way we engage with our screens, allowing users to monitor how long they spend every day checking emails, messaging and their use … Continued

Sam Kingston Special Counsel

BACKGROUND

Sam is an insolvency and restructuring practitioner who focuses on dispute resolution. Sam has broad ranging experience in a wide variety of disputes dealing with all aspects of external administrations and security enforcement.

Sam also has extensive experience in in a diverse range of regulatory issues and investigations, including dealings with regulatory bodies like ASIC and AFCA. Sam has detailed experience in royal commissions and was previously the Principal Legal Officer of the Queensland Racing Commission of Inquiry.

LEGAL EXPERTISE

  • corporate reconstructions
  • insolvency
  • corporations law
  • commercial litigation
  • Royal Commissions and regulatory investigations.

RELEVANT EXPERIENCE AND RECENT PROJECTS

  • Acting for various Watpac entities in relation to claims brought against approximately 30 principal contractors by the liquidators of various Hastie Group entities. The proceedings involve complicated insolvency and construction issues relating to set-off and the interaction of provisions of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) Personal Property Securities Act 2009 (Cth);
  • Banksia Securities Limited – advising in all aspects of the liquidation and special purpose receivership of Banksia Securities Limited in relation to issues such as complicated applications seeking approval for remuneration (see for example Banksia Securities Limited [2019] NSWSC 136), Court approval for settlement of claims intersecting with group proceedings (see for example Banksia Securities Limited [2018] VSCA 348), group proceeding issues and litigation funders (see for example Banksia Securities Limited [2019] VSC 554 and [2019] VSC 653) and insurance claims (see for example Banksia Securities Limited [2018] NSWSC 629);
  • Acting for liquidators in responding to allegations of conflict of interest raised by ASIC and the ATO in relation to appointments to multiple entities within a corporate group. The allegations raised complicated issues surrounding conflicts of interest and duty and the application of the ARITA Code of Professional Practice; and
  • Advising a major franchisor in relation to the validity and enforcement of approximately 600 Personal Property Security Register registrations. The matter involved the consideration of complicated Personal Property Securities Act 2009 (Cth) issues and developing risk minimisation strategies.