Alistair Fleming

Clayton Utz
Partner Perth

Voted by peers as one of Australia's Best Lawyers in Insolvency and Restructuring

– Best Lawyers Australia


Alistair practises in corporate restructuring and insolvency, commercial litigation, and sports law. He advises on all aspects (both contentious and non-contentious) of informal and formal insolvency and restructuring processes, and on transactions involving corporate disputes or financial distress. In sports law, he advises in tribunal proceedings, ASADA/WADA matters, and commercial contracts and disputes involving players, venues, sponsors and suppliers.

He regularly advises companies, directors, financiers, external administrators, hedge funds, creditors, investors and restructuring professionals across most industry sectors. In Sports law, Alistair acts for the West Coast Eagles (AFL, AFLW and WAFL), and the Claremont Football Club (WAFL).

Notable Work
  • Administrators of Virgin Airlines: acted for administrators in the in the restructure and sale of Virgin Airlines to Bain Capital, one of the largest restructures in Australia including in relation to maintaining Australia operations and security disputes.
  • Administrators of Arrium Mining: acted for the administrators on the restructure of the Australian mining operations with debts of A$2.8 billion involving the sale to GFG Alliance of the mining and steel businesses, including Australia’s leading steel manufacturer and distributor, OneSteel.
  • Receivers and managers of the Forge group of companies: acted in relation to the collapse of the business and in major contractual disputes.
  • Receivers of Altura Mining: acted for the Receivers in a bond restructure involving the sale of Altura’s Pilgangoora lithium project in Western Australia to Pilbara Minerals for A$175 million.
  • Department of Health (Cth): acted in relation to the corporate restructure of the Berrington Aged Care Group, involving a sale and transfer of an aged care business through a voluntary administration process involving part activation of the Government guarantee scheme.
  • Deed administrators of Alita Resources Limited: acted in relation to the restructure and sale of the lithium mining business to Mineral Resources Limited.
  • Law Debenture Trust Corporation plc: acted in the Bell Group litigation relating to the distribution of $1.75 billion of settlement proceedings, Australia’s longest running insolvency litigation, relating to the collapse of Allan Bond's Bell Group.
  • Liquidators: acted for the Hong Kong liquidators of Leham Brothers including in relation to Asian and European exposures.
  • Commonwealth Bank of Australia and Bankwest: acted in relation to the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry.
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