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Maddocks

COLLINS SQUARE | TOWER TWO, LEVEL 23, 727 COLLINS STREET, MELBOURNE VIC 3008, AUSTRALIA
Tel:
Work +61 3 9258 3555
Fax:
Fax +61 3 9288 3666
DX:
DX 259 MELBOURNE
Email:
Web:
www.maddocks.com.au
Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney

Michael Johns

Tel:
Work 61 3 928 3
Email:
Web:
www.maddocks.com.au/our-people/michael-johns/
Maddocks

Work Department

Restructuring and Insolvency

Position

Partner

Career

Michael is a Partner in the insolvency and restructuring team at Maddocks. His practice focuses on restructuring and insolvency (including commercial advice and conducting insolvency and securities enforcement litigation).

As well as a range of insolvency practitioners, he acts for secured lenders, including ANZ Bank, Commonwealth Bank and Bendigo & Adelaide Bank Ltd.

In 2008 and 2009 Michael undertook secondments with ANZ Corporate Portfolio Management and ANZ Lending Services (Institutional). During those secondments, he had involvement in a range of recovery and strategic work-out matters including aspects of Centro, Opes Prime and Great Southern.

Member

Law Institute of Victoria

Australian Restructuring Insolvency and Turnaround Association (ARITA)

Melbourne Central Insolvency Discussion Group (Secretary)

IPA CBD Network Discussion Group

Member, County Court of Victoria, Banking & Finance Division Working Group

Education

LLB, BComm, University of Melbourne

Ranked first in Advanced Insolvency Law and Practice, University of Southern Queensland, 2001


Australia

Restructuring and insolvency

Within: Restructuring and insolvency

Maddocks is particularly active in the contentious space and asset recovery issues; it acted for Ferrier Hodgson as liquidators and special purpose receivers of Banksia Securities in litigation arising from its collapse and represented a finance manager in claims related to the collapse of an investment vehicle alleged to have been unregistered managed investment schemes. The group's non-contentious work includes advising Pitcher Partners as trustees of the bankrupt estate of a mining entrepreneur in a public examination and the negotiation of a funding agreement, and assisting PCI Partners as liquidator of Gordon Ramsey Melbourne with all aspects of its liquidation. Team leader David Newman, Michael Johns and Marelda Hibberd are the key names to note.

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