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October 19, 2023 | 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM AEDT

In-Person Melbourne Event 12:30 - 2:00pm + Live Stream 1:00 - 2:00pm          

Gilbert + Tobin,
Level 25, 101 Collins Street,
Melbourne  VIC  3000

Members: $0
Non-members: Member Only Event
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Substantive Law

Overview (Program Summary)

A program hosted by:

ACC Australia

The Parliamentary Joint Committee on Corporations and Financial Services has recently concluded its inquiry into the effectiveness of Australia’s corporate insolvency laws in protecting and maximising value for the benefit of all interested parties and the economy.

The Committee’s report, which was released on 12 July 2023, found that Australia’s insolvency laws are “overly complex”, might not reflect modern business practices, are not keeping pace with the Australian and global economy and have been subject to piecemeal reforms. 

This CPD event, hosted by Gilbert + Tobin’s market leading Restructuring + Insolvency team in conjunction with ACC Australia, will explore the Committee’s key recommendations, including:

  • a comprehensive review of Australia’s corporate and personal insolvency laws be commissioned by the Government (which would be the most sweeping review of Australia’s insolvency laws since the Harmer Report in 1988); and
  • other near term actions to address broadly recognised failings in the current law including in relation to safe harbour, the treatment of trusts under insolvency laws and the role of ASIC and the ATO.

Networking and buffet lunch: 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

Presentation: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Peter Bowden

Peter Bowden, Partner, Gilbert + Tobin

Peter is the head of the Restructuring + Insolvency team at Gilbert + Tobin.

Peter has significant experience advising banks, funds, insolvency practitioners, creditors and debtors in situations involving corporate insolvency, restructuring, workouts, security enforcement, banking and distressed debt transactions.

He has broad expertise across a range of industries including energy, agriculture, mining, mining services, property, construction, technology, financial services and manufacturing.

Peter has significant experience advising banks with workout and enforcement strategies and negotiating settlements.

Anna Schwartz

Anna Schwartz, Partner, Gilbert + Tobin

Anna is a partner in Gilbert + Tobin's Restructuring + Insolvency group.

Anna specialises in front-end restructuring and insolvency advising corporates, funds, financial institutions, special situations groups and insolvency practitioners on distressed M+A, restructuring and workouts, distressed debt transactions and formal insolvency processes. 


*Competitor Exclusion – ACC Australia Partner’s may request that representative/s of a competitor organisation/s registered for the event be excluded, and ACC Australia reserves the right to make the final decision as to whether a registration is rejected. As a guide, a competitor organisation could be defined as a rival organisation of similar size to the host Corporate Partner, with an established practice, product or service in the area being showcased by the Corporate Partner’s at the event. Please provide a brief statement as to why you have deemed an organisation to be a competitor, in support of any request to ACC Australia to reject a registration. 

* Please note that registrations are being managed by Gilbert + Tobin. Please let ACC Australia know if you have not received your confirmation within 24 hours.


Credits: 1 CPD Point
Category: Substantive & Procedural Law

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