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Noel McCoy

Special Counsel

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


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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)


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.

  • 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.

  • Big 4 Australian Bank

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

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