Rebecca Hanrahan

Clayton Utz
Special Counsel Perth

Rebecca specialises in restructuring and insolvency and has developed a significant track record as a litigator. Her insolvency work has seen her preserve and unlock value for creditors in multiple sectors. In the restructuring space, Rebecca's work has led to successful turnarounds in and outside of the formal appointment regime.

Notable Work
  • Altura: acted for the Receivers of this lithium miner in a bond restructure involving the sale of Altura’s Pilgangoora lithium project in Western Australia to Pilbara Minerals for A$175m.
  • Virgin: acted for the voluntary administrators, including on the successful restructure and sale of the airline to Bain Capital.
  • Arrium Mining: acted for the Administrators of the businesses, providing advice in relation to a range of instruments with shippers, international and domestic carriage and logistics providers, contractors, suppliers, infrastructure and offtaker parties.
  • Mesa Minerals Limited: acted for the Administrators in a contested Deed of Company Arrangement, including appearing as junior counsel in High Court of Australia in the special leave application, and instructing solicitor in the High Court proceedings.
  • CBA: assisted in its response to the Financial Services Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry.
  • International funds: acting for various in relation to investments in relation to offshore assets and strategies regarding enforcement and alternatives.
  • Private company: acted in relation to a fraud-based Barnes v Addy claim in the Supreme Court of Victoria, which resulted in the successful recovery of the full amount.
  • Clients: successfully acted to obtain orders under section 588FM of the Corporations Act to avoid potential vesting of security interests.
  • Banks and financial services: advising on all aspects of Australian insolvency law, including on contingency planning, enforcement, debt recovery and
  • Turnarounds outside of the formal appointment regime.
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