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Noel in 60 seconds

Noel is a specialist in complex restructuring and insolvency matters with particular expertise in cross-border insolvencies and the not-for-profit sector.

Noel has over 12 years' experience in advising and representing Australia's leading banks and insolvency practitioners in both contentious and non-contentious aspects of banking, insolvency and restructuring.

His cross-border experience includes acting for the liquidators of an insolvent bank and liquidators of a multinational investment vehicle.

In the not-for-profit space Noel has assisted in restructuring lending arrangements taking into account the unique challenges in lending and enforcement in respect of charities.


  • LLB (Hons), B.Bus

Industry associations

  • Member of the Australian Restructuring Insolvency & Turnaround Association (ARITA)

Noel's Recent Experience

SAAD Group

Acts as the lead Australian adviser for the Cayman Island and English liquidators in the liquidation of Saad Investments which resulted in the first Australian decision on centre of main interest under the UNCITRAL Model Law as adopted in Australia - Ackers v Saad Investments Company Limited.

Big 4 Australian Bank

Advising on the restructure of a number of significant lending exposures to not-for-profit organisations.


HDY acts for Bentleys Corporate Recovery on all aspects of the liquidation of the Octaviar Group (formerly MFS) and the resulting global litigation. The collapse of Octaviar is one of the country's largest ever liquidations. The formal recognition of the Australian proceedings against Octaviar in the US Bankruptcy Court in New York in 2013 are testament to the significance of the liquidation and its global impact.

Noel's Recent Insights

Insolvency Law Reforms – Update

  • 08 Jun 2017

On 1 June 2017 the Federal Government introduced the Treasury Law Amendment (2017 Enterprise Incentives No.2) Bill 2017 into parliament. If enacted, the legislation will bring a major shake-up...

Not-for-profits under financial stress – what does this mean for you?

  • 18 May 2017

News reports in recent days that the Newcastle Anglican Diocese is facing a $1 million shortfall in this financial year is a timely reminder of the risks facing lenders into the church and not-for-...

Insolvency Law Reforms – how they affect you

  • 10 May 2017

Australian insolvency laws have been criticised for precipitating value destruction and terminal decline in the life of a company.   To address this the Australian Government recently r...

Landmark Supreme Court decision impacts lending to religious and charitable organisations

  • 10 Dec 2015

10 December 2015Today's landmark decision of the Supreme Court of New South Wales provides important guidance on lending to churches, religious institutions and other not-for-profit organisatio...