In over 25 years Cameron Belyea has built an enviable reputation as a leading lawyer in contested debt and capital restructuring, banking & finance recoveries and litigation, complex insolvencies, commercial litigation (especially takeovers, contested corporate, shareholder/oppression disputes and contested shareholder and director meetings), and tax controversy disputes.

Cameron is engaged on most major ongoing restructures and strategic advisory roles in Western Australia, for the borrower/reference entity, financier, noteholder, other credit originator or major stakeholders. These roles, together with previous restructuring or asset realisation roles, cover most minerals, commodities, transmission infrastructure, associated transport & logistics and downstream businesses. He also helps security trustees/bondholders and distressed equity investment funds in protecting debt or equity positions.

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Litigation and Dispute Resolution

Tax Controversy matters: Cameron's clients include Mitsui Australia, Sinopec Australia, Tronox group, Resources Capital Funds, other parties involved in ongoing confidential disputes with State and Commonwealth revenue agencies.

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Restructuring and Insolvency

Insolvency Practitioners: Cameron acts for all major insolvency practitioners and workout teams in external administrations involving receivers, administrators and liquidators across a range of industries, typically in complex reconstructions or recoveries.

AED Oil Group: Cameron is representing international counterparties in a series of complex transactions arising out of the administration of this producer in the Timor Sea.

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Restructuring

Australian Growth: Cameron advised the administrators in the restructure of master plantation schemes with approximately 1500 investors. This was awarded the ALB Restructuring and Insolvency Deal of 2006.

Henry Walker Eltin: Cameron acted for the administrator in aspects of the reconstruction of the HWE group of companies.

Australian Zircon Group: Cameron is acting for the administrators in the recapitalisation of this zircon mining and processing group of companies to be achieved through the injection of funds sourced out of Europe and the engagement of some other corporate actions.

Albidon Nickel: Cameron acted for the administrator in the recapitalisation by an inbound Chinese investor of this group of companies with projects based in Zambia and other parts of Africa.

Monarch Group: Cameron's acting for the deed administrators in the recapitalisation of the Monarch Group of gold mining, processing and distribution companies via a series of deeds of company arrangement and creditors trust deed.

Monto Minerals: Cameron acted for the administrators in the recapitalisation of this group by way of deed of company arrangement.

Managed Investment Schemes: Cameron has acted on a number of reconstructions (mostly confidential) of a number of MIS across the wine, timber and clothing industries. Public appointments on ARK/Rewards Group, Australian Growth, Great Southern and Timbercorp.

Recapitalisations via VA (others): Western Kingfish, Cape Range Wireless, Grosvenor Gold, Global Seafoods, Kingstream.

Restructures (confidential): power and utilities, natural power, oil and gas, nickel (bondholders), mineral sands, engineering, agriculture, silver.

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Insolvency

Epic Energy: Cameron acted for a Bank (and other syndicate members) on the Dampier-Bunbury Pipeline matters.

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Debt Trading and Special Situation Investing

Sons of Gwalia: Cameron acted for the incoming purchasing consortium (RCF, Goldman Sachs, Fortress and others) in the contested purchase of assets from the administrators of the SOG group of companies.

Schemes of Arrangement: Bankwest/HBOS, Anaconda $300m scheme of arrangement with bondholders. Other schemes include AWE/Arc, Anatolia/Avoca, Bankwest/HBOS, Bank Queensland/Home Building Society, Home/Statewest, Ranger/Perilya, Central Norseman, Aquarius and Taipan.

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