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Rebecca in 60 seconds

Rebecca advises major financial institutions and insolvency practitioners on banking and insolvency litigation, fraud, debt recovery, security enforcement and financial regulation.

Rebecca is a banking and insolvency litigation and regulatory expert.

Rebecca's clients include banks and insolvency practitioners. Acting in both the State and Federal Courts, Rebecca has advised on, and is regularly involved in, security enforcement litigation, matters involving the Financial Ombudsman Service, fraud related matters, valuer’s negligence claims, receiverships, liquidations and general banking and insolvency related litigation. Rebecca is also involved in advising financial institutions in relation to their compliance with regulatory obligations.

Rebecca’s recent experience includes undertaking litigation on behalf of liquidators following the collapse of a well-known listed entity and its subsidiaries in relation to major voidable and uncommercial transaction claims commenced in the Supreme Court. Rebecca has also acted for an Australian bank in relation to a contested and multi-party enforcement proceeding in the Supreme Court traversing issues pertaining to fraud.

Rebecca has completed a 9 month secondment in house at an Australian bank.

Qualifications

  • B. Comm, LLB (Hons 1)
    Australian Restructuring Insolvency and Turnaround Association's Insolvency Education Program (IPA as it then was) (2012)

Industry associations

  • Secretary, Committee Member, International Women's Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation (IWIRC)

Rebecca's Recent Experience

Octaviar

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.

Financial Institution

Advising a financial institution in relation to regulatory engagement and compliance.

Big 4 Australian Bank

Conducting a litigation on behalf of a major Bank in the Supreme Court Commercial List in relation to contested and multi-party enforcement proceedings to recover a multi-million dollar debt.

Big 4 Australian Bank

Acted on a significant matter in which the Supreme Court made orders to void a transfer by a corporate debtor to a Phoenix company as a transaction intended to defeat creditors.

Rebecca's Recent Insights

ASIC formalises requirements for client review and remediation

  • 19 Sep 2016

After years of review and remediation activities at many advice licensees and months of industry consultation following the release of Consultation Paper 247 (CP 247) in December 2015 (including wi...

ASIC releases unfair contract term protections for small businesses

  • 05 Feb 2016

5 February 2016On 2 February 2016, ASIC released an Information Sheet entitled Unfair contract term protections for small businesses (INFO 211) which provides guidance on new protections for s...