Bernie in 60 seconds

Bernie has significant experience in advising receivers, administrators and liquidators in complex restructuring and insolvency matters.  Bernie also regularly advises lenders on their rights and obligations during distressed or insolvent scenarios.

Bernie regularly advises banks, insolvency practitioners and secured and unsecured lenders on their rights and obligations.

Bernie has significant experience in restructuring and insolvency matters and has advised on some of the most complex restructures and insolvency related disputes in Australia in recent times. 

Some of Bernie's recent experience includes advising the liquidators of the Forge Group of Companies and advising the administrators of the Arrium Group of Companies relating to the restructure of its operations in South Australia.

Bernie has also been involved in providing advice to banking clients regarding the restructure of their facilities and securities and assisting with their negotiations with borrowers.

Qualifications

  • LLB (Bond)

Industry associations

Professional Member of ARITA.

Member of the TMA.

Member of Insol.


Bernie's Recent Experience

Ferrier Hodgson

Advising the liquidators of the Forge Group of Companies in respect of claims made by former shareholders against the company and in respect of several Personal Property Securities Act issues that arose during the liquidation and receivership of the group.

Pitcher Partners

Advising the administrator of the Navigator Group of Companies on the sale of the various mining tenements and subsequent recapitalisation and relisting of the group on the ASX through the use of a Deed of Company Arrangement and Creditors' Trust.

Big 4 Bank

Advising a major bank in respect of a significant exposure to an engineering and mining group in Western Australia including the associated receivership and sale of properties of the group.

PPB Advisory and Ernst & Young

Advising the receivers and managers of a large waste management company in Victoria and Western Australia including the sale of the landfill site and associated environmental issues.

KordaMentha

Advising the administrators of the Arrium Group of Companies with respect to Arrium's operations in South Australia.