David Newman > Maddocks > Melbourne, Australia > Lawyer Profile

Maddocks
COLLINS SQUARE | TOWER TWO
LEVEL 23, 727 COLLINS STREET
MELBOURNE VIC 3008
Australia
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Work Department

Restructuring and Insolvency

Position

Partner

Career

David acts on behalf of insolvency practitioners and secured lenders in all aspects of corporate insolvency and security enforcement. He advises companies and directors in relation to their duties and obligations, particularly when a company is facing insolvency.  David also represents clients in civil and criminal proceedings commenced by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC).

An experienced litigation and commercial lawyer, David’s clients benefit from his practical and commercial approach to asset realisation and dispute resolution. Through his association with peak industry bodies, David keeps abreast of developments in his area of practice and is often asked to address clients and insolvency professionals.

Memberships

Member, Central Melbourne Insolvency Discussion Group

Law Council of Australia (Insolvency and Reconstruction Law Committee)

Law Institute of Victoria

Member, Federal Court of Australia User Group (Victoria)

Member of Supreme Court of Victoria Corporate User Group

Education

LLB, BA, Monash University

MComm Law, University of Melbourne

Lawyer Rankings

Australia > Restructuring and insolvency

Marelda Hibberd heads up the department at Maddocks, which is singled out for its restructuring and asset realisation litigation expertise. The practice serves banking clients including CBA and Bendigo & Adelaide Bank, and is regularly instructed by clients in the public sector including the Victorian Registrations and Qualifications Authority. Hibberd is a key contact for formal insolvency administrations, David Newman handles corporate insolvencies and security enforcements, Michael Johns counts secured lenders and insolvency practitioners as clients, and Sam Kingston handles contentious work. Danielle Funston joined the team from K&L Gates in late 2018.