Cameron Belyea

Clayton Utz
Partner Perth

Recognised as a leading individual in Restructuring & Insolvency, Distressed Investing and Litigation, by Chambers Asia-Pacific, Legal 500, IFLR, Best Lawyers Australia and Doyle's Guide.

With over two decades of experience, Cameron Belyea leads contested debt and capital market engagements, focusing on financial restructuring, control transactions, strategic advisory, tax controversy engagements, contested disputes in court and arbitral proceedings and complex insolvencies. He acts for sponsors, boards, financial institutions, funds, financial and investment banking advisors and turnaround advisers leading corporate restructures.

Notable Work
  • Various international funds: advising in relation to the structuring and exit of senior and equity positions across a range of energy, transition, industrial, logistics, mining and services industries. Some transactions structure as debt for equity or other controllership deals, while others involve repackaging of financial instruments, especially offtakes and/or exits of non-performing business units.
  • Various ad hoc committees of syndicated lenders: advising in a range of matters spanning energy, logistics and offshore assets. One notable (public) matter involved structuring the Altura/Pilbara toggle spinoff transaction.
  • Various companies: advising in respect of confidential safe harbour engagements and in the renegotiation of counterparty agreements, risk analysis and turnaround planning.
  • Multinational companies: engaged as Australian counsel on multiple financial restructuring assignments of global businesses with Australian operations.
  • Australian Government: engaged to assist with unwinding the Northern Endeavour FPSO from an offshore oilfield.
  • Western Australia Government: engaged to assist in the Pindan administration.
  • Administrators of Air Mauritius: advising in structuring a creditors trust.
  • 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.
  • Acted on a number of reconstructions (mostly confidential) of structured finance schemes, including managed investment structures.
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