Experience

We have advised:

  • Solid Energy’s five major bank lenders in relation to the $450m voluntary administration, the largest and most complicated voluntary administration in New Zealand history
  • KordaMentha on the $700m receivership of MediaWorks Group, including the $285m sale of MediaWorks and associated transfer of assets to new holding company, MediaWorks Holdings
  • PwC on contentious issues arising out of the receivership of the Strategic Finance companies, including representing Strategic Finance in High Court proceedings against its former auditors, BDO
  • McGrathNicol on all aspects of the South Canterbury Finance receivership, – the largest corporate insolvency in New Zealand in the last 20 years
  • various parties interested in the high profile collapse of Mainzeal Construction
  • KordaMentha, as receivers of several trading entities in the Stonewood Homes group
  • KordaMentha, as receivers of Capital + Merchant Finance Limited
  • McDonald Vague, as liquidators of several trading entities in the Shears and Mac group
  • KordaMentha, as receivers of Southern Cross Forest Products Limited and a number of its subsidiary companies
  • creditors in the liquidation of building company Starplus Homes Limited, involving approximately $40m of assets and $25m of secured debt
  • the receivers of failed finance companies including Bridgecorp, Equitable, Belgrave, North South Finance, Provincial, NZF Money and Capital + Merchant in litigation to recover funds for investors
  • PPB Advisory, as administrators of CMA Recycling
  • PPB Advisory, as New Zealand administrators and liquidators, in relation to the voluntary administration and liquidation of various companies in the GEON Group
  • ACS (Ansvar Insurance) on the establishment of a contingent scheme of arrangement, the first scheme of its type in New Zealand, to deal with circa $800m of insurance claims as part of its managed withdrawal from the New Zealand market following the Canterbury earthquakes, and
  • MWH Global on its acquisition of Mainzeal Group’s interest in the MWH Mainzeal joint venture following Mainzeal Group’s receivership.
Corporate & commercial; Employment; Finance; Litigation & dispute resolution; Property & real estate; Tax

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