Jennifer is a recognised expert in restructuring and insolvency with over 27 years' experience.  She is also a recognised expert on director's duties and shadow directorship and has presented at many domestic conferences on this topic.

Jennifer is  a current member and the former Chair of the Turnaround Management Association Australia, NSW Committee (2013 - 2015) and  is a director of the National Board of the TMA Australia.

Jennifer is also a member of the Supreme Court of New South Wales Equity Division, Commercial List Users Group and in 2011, was invited to join the advisory committee for CAMAC in forming recommendations for reporting on managed investment scheme winding up procedures for the Australian Government.

Jennifer was awarded Best Lawyer in Insolvency and Restructuring at the 2014 Euromoney LMG Australasia Women in Business Law Awards. Jennifer was also voted by peers as one of Australia's Best Lawyers in both Litigation (2013 - 2017) and Restructuring and Insolvency (2015 - 2017).

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Litigation and Dispute Resolution

ABC Learning Centres: lead adviser to Morgan Stanley Private Equity Asia in relation to the high-profile recovery action against ABC Learning Centres (in liquidation) (receivers and managers appointed) for recovery of damages after investing $70m just prior to the demise of ABC Learning Centres.


Waratah Train Public Private Partnership (PPP) restructure
: advised and acted for the NSW Government and its agencies, including RailCorp, in successful negotiations with existing equity investors and financial guarantors which resulted in a financial debt restructure of the Reliance Rail (Waratah Trains) transaction (including debt of $2.4 billion).


Prime Retirement and Aged Care Trust: 
acted for and advised the receivers and managers appointed to Australian Property Custodian Holdings Limited (APCH) as responsible entity for The Prime Retirement and Aged Care Trust who convened public examinations of directors and other professional advisers.

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Restructuring and Insolvency

Custom Coaches: lead advisor to the voluntary administrators/liquidators of the Custom Coaches Group, Australia the second largest and most established bus manufacturer with more than 400 employees; annual sales of £55m, and 24% share of the Australian bus market.


Vocation Limited: advisor to the company on its successful restructuring of $85 million of debt which stabilised Vocation's finances. This allowed Vocation to commence its turnaround plan whereby Vocation would expand through an organic growth strategy and student enrolments in Vocation's remaining business. 

 

Arrium Limited: lead advisor to the Board of Arrium Limited on the company's Strategic Review and recapitalisation and subsequent voluntary administration.


Mulsanne Resources: lead adviser to both the liquidators appointed to Mulsanne Resources Pty Ltd and the unsecured creditor in relation to a high-profile failed share purchase investment.


ABC Learning Centres:
 lead adviser to Morgan Stanley Private Equity Asia in relation to the high-profile recovery action against ABC Learning Centres (in liquidation) (receivers and managers appointed) for recovery of damages after investing $70m just prior to the demise of ABC Learning Centres.


Rubicon Asset Management Limited:
 lead adviser to the voluntary administrators then liquidators, appointed to Rubicon Asset Management Limited which involved commercial real estate investments in the US, Europe and Japan. The total number of investors was over 11,000 and approximately $2.4 billion in investments.


HPI Industries Group:
 lead adviser to the receivers and managers appointed to the HPI Industries Group (which owed a secured debt of $73.5m), a plastic packaging and steel drum manufacturer that supplies PET bottles and packaging which involved advising on various issues concerning the sale by the receivers of the PET and other plastics manufacturing assets of the HP Group of companies and the steel drum business.


Waratah Train Public Private Partnership (PPP) restructure
: advised and acted for the NSW Government and its agencies, including RailCorp, in successful negotiations with existing equity investors and financial guarantors which resulted in a financial debt restructure of the Reliance Rail (Waratah Trains) transaction (including debt of $2.4 billion).


Brookfield Infrastructure restructure:
 lead adviser to the board of Brookfield Infrastructure (formerly Prime Infrastructure (formerly Babcock and Brown Infrastructure Limited)) in relation to the WestNet AET&D Holdings $5.1 billion recapitalisation and restructure of Prime's holdings in AET&D and CSC.


Prime Retirement and Aged Care Trust: 
acted for and advised the receivers and managers appointed to Australian Property Custodian Holdings Limited (APCH) as responsible entity for The Prime Retirement and Aged Care Trust who convened public examinations of directors and other professional advisers.


Hilton Surfers Paradise restructure:
 advised Brookfield Multiplex with a team of specialists in connection with the restructure of the acquisition and project finance for the $420m Hilton Surfers Paradise project following the collapse of the Raptis Group. The restructure involved innovative structuring and utilised a pre-pack voluntary administration process.


Centro Property Group
: adviser to Deutsche Bank, Hong Kong, the holder of convertible notes in Centro Properties Group on their exposure and rights of enforcement.

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Restructuring

Vocation Limited: advisor to the company on its successful restructuring of $85 million of debt which stabilised Vocation's finances. This allowed Vocation to commence its turnaround plan whereby Vocation would expand through an organic growth strategy and student enrolments in Vocation's remaining business.

  

Arrium Limited: lead advisor to the Board of Arrium Limited on the company's Strategic Review and recapitalisation and subsequent voluntary administration.

  

Waratah Train Public Private Partnership (PPP) restructure: advised and acted for the NSW Government and its agencies, including RailCorp, in successful negotiations with existing equity investors and financial guarantors which resulted in a financial debt restructure of the Reliance Rail (Waratah Trains) transaction (including debt of $2.4 billion).


Brookfield Infrastructure restructure:
 lead adviser to the board of Brookfield Infrastructure (formerly Prime Infrastructure (formerly Babcock and Brown Infrastructure Limited)) in relation to the WestNet AET&D Holdings $5.1 billion recapitalisation and restructure of Prime's holdings in AET&D and CSC.


Hilton Surfers Paradise restructure:
 advised Brookfield Multiplex with a team of specialists in connection with the restructure of the acquisition and project finance for the $420m Hilton Surfers Paradise project following the collapse of the Raptis Group. The restructure involved innovative structuring and utilised a pre-pack voluntary administration process.

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Insolvency

Custom Coaches: lead advisor to the voluntary administrators/liquidators of the Custom Coaches Group, Australia the second largest and most established bus manufacturer with more than 400 employees; annual sales of £55m, and 24% share of the Australian bus market.

 

Mulsanne Resources: lead adviser to both the liquidators appointed to Mulsanne Resources Pty Ltd and the unsecured creditor in relation to a high-profile failed share purchase investment.


ABC Learning Centres:
 lead adviser to Morgan Stanley Private Equity Asia in relation to the high-profile recovery action against ABC Learning Centres (in liquidation) (receivers and managers appointed) for recovery of damages after investing $70m just prior to the demise of ABC Learning Centres.


Rubicon Asset Management Limited:
 lead adviser to the voluntary administrators then liquidators, appointed to Rubicon Asset Management Limited which involved commercial real estate investments in the US, Europe and Japan. The total number of investors was over 11,000 and approximately $2.4 billion in investments.


HPI Industries Group:
 lead adviser to the receivers and managers appointed to the HPI Industries Group (which owed a secured debt of $73.5m), a plastic packaging and steel drum manufacturer that supplies PET bottles and packaging which involved advising on various issues concerning the sale by the receivers of the PET and other plastics manufacturing assets of the HP Group of companies and the steel drum business.


Prime Retirement and Aged Care Trust: 
acted for and advised the receivers and managers appointed to Australian Property Custodian Holdings Limited (APCH) as responsible entity for The Prime Retirement and Aged Care Trust who convened public examinations of directors and other professional advisers.


Hilton Surfers Paradise restructure:
 advised Brookfield Multiplex with a team of specialists in connection with the restructure of the acquisition and project finance for the $420m Hilton Surfers Paradise project following the collapse of the Raptis Group. The restructure involved innovative structuring and utilised a pre-pack voluntary administration process.

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