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Anthony advises Australia's leading banks, insolvency practitioners, investment banks, hedge funds, international companies and government bodies on restructurings, insolvencies, workouts and distressed debt transactions.

He provides specialist expertise to his clients in relation to formal and informal restructuring and insolvency processes. Anthony also has significant Banking and Finance experience acting for lenders and borrowers.

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Restructuring and Insolvency

  • Arrium Ltd: Anthony advised GFG Alliance on its $700m acquisition of Arrium. This matter is one of Australia's largest and most complex administrations and spanned multiple jurisdictions.
  • Jeanswest Corporation Pty Ltd: Anthony is advising the voluntary administrators and liquidators of the national retailer Jeanswest in relation to its ongoing trading and general administration issues with suppliers, lessors and major counterparties and the ultimate sale of approximately 100 stores and closure of remaining stores.
  • BGH Capital: Anthony advised BGH in connection with acquisition strategy and roll-up of 13 cyber security businesses across Australia and New Zealand.
  • Sargon Group: Anthony is advising Westpac on its financing and security arrangements in respect of the insolvency of Sargon Group, in which Westpac is a major secured creditor.
  • Eastmark / Denison receivership: Anthony advised an offshore fund on its purchase of a bank's exposure to a large property development in North Sydney. This included the negotiation and implementation of documentation required in order to effect the transfer of the bank's debt. He subsequently advised the fund's receivers on all aspects of the receivership, including the sale of the property.
  • Virgin Airlines: Anthony advised the voluntary administrators of Virgin in connection with the negotiations with and security requirements of International Air Transport Association.
  • Banksia Securities Limited: Anthony advised Deutsche Bank on its purchase of a $240m loan portfolio.
  • Crown Resorts: Anthony advised Department of Treasury and Finance in relation to security requirements, oversight arrangements and risks in connection with Crown's corporate restructuring.
  • RCR Tomlinson: Anthony advised Department of Health and Human Services on the RCR Tomlinson administration and reconciliation of services provided, funding obligations and termination rights.
  • WICET: Anthony advised on restructuring options for the Wiggins Island Coal Export Terminal.
  • Basslink: Anthony advised Hydro Tasmania on its arrangements with Basslink.
  • Carlingford: Anthony advised ANZ and the receivers in respect of collection, sale and negotiations with numerous car rental companies in connection with in excess of 1700 vehicles leased to Carlingford on various hire purchase arrangements.
  • Foreign investment: Anthony advises international clients on the Australia's foreign investment regime.

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Banking and Finance

  • Offshore fund: Anthony advises on the fund's lending arrangements at fund level and its downstream investments.
  • Westpac, CBA, NAB and ANZ: Anthony has advised all major banks on financing transactions including loan origination, refinancing, restructuring, debt trading and security enforcement.
  • Banksia Securities Limited: Anthony advised Deutsche Bank on its purchase of a $240m loan portfolio.
  • Pharmacies: Anthony advised lenders on strategic reviews of lending practices with respect to various national and regional pharmacy groups. This included the restructuring and subsequent enforcement action in respect of a group of 70 pharmacies.
  • Bankwest: Anthony advised Bankwest on a number of matters involving non-performing loans including advice with respect to asset realisations.
  • Crown Resorts: Anthony advised Department of Treasury and Finance in relation to security requirements, oversight arrangements and risks in connection with Crown's corporate restructuring.

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Debt Trading and Special Situation Investing

  • Challenger Howard Mortgage Fund: Anthony advised Nomura on its acquisition of Howard Mortgage Fund loans.
  • Non-Performing Loan Portfolios: Anthony advised shortlisted bidders on all aspects of BOSI's A$2bn and Suncorp's A$2bn non-performing loan portfolio disposals.
  • Debt trading: Anthony advises buyers and sellers in connection with various vanilla and structured trades across Asia Pacific.
  • Banksia Securities Limited: Anthony advised Deutsche Bank on its purchase of a $240m loan portfolio.

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