Scott is recognised as one of Queensland’s leading and most experienced restructuring and insolvency lawyers. He works with clients, company directors and advisers to analyse the issues and provide a range of options within tight time frames and often under difficult circumstances.
An expert in turnarounds and restructures, Scott often works collaboratively with other turnaround and restructuring professionals, assisting with and documenting financial restructures and advising company directors in relation to their duties.
Advising on all aspects of administration, liquidation, receivership and bankruptcy, Scott combines his industry knowledge with strong technical and dispute resolution skills to provide innovative, commercial and cost-effective solutions, often negating the need for a formal insolvency.
Scott chairs the Insolvency and Restructuring Committee of the Law Council of Australia which regularly makes submissions about proposed law reform and regulatory matters affecting restructuring and insolvency. A Fellow of INSOL International and an expert in cross-border insolvency law, Scott regularly presents on cross border matters and is published on a number of restructuring and insolvency matters.
Acted on for the Commonwealth Department of Jobs and Small Business and the Attorney General’s Department in various matters to recover funds paid under the Fair Entitlements Guarantee Scheme.
Safe harbour against insolvent trading
Provided advise to various boards of publicly listed and large private companies in relation to access to the safe harbour protection against insolvent trading.
Advised the directors and acted for the administrators of llmenite miner.
Bounty Mining Limited
Advised the directors and acted for the administrators of listed coal miner.
Acted for the voluntary administrators and liquidators of a group of companies developing solar farms.
Delta SBD Mining
Acted for the administrators and liquidators of listed mining services group.