February 2016

Why ASIC’s gunning for Victorian liquidator

ASIC’s pursuit of a Federal Court inquiry into Ross McDermott is focussed on determining whether the Victorian insolvency practitioner (IP) faithfully fulfilled his obligations in terms of his duties and entitlements across 26 companies. However apart from listing the 26 companies across four schedules ASIC’s originating process doesn’t give much away. The inquiry sought falls under under Sections 536 and 477 of the Corporations Act…


How FTI trumped Hall Chadwick for Yabulu

FTI Consulting might have first been contacted about a VA appointment to Queensland Nickel Pty Ltd (QN) on Sunday January 3 but according to reports in The Australian newspaper, rival firm Hall Chadwick had a team on the ground at QN’s Yabulu nickel refinery in Townsville the following day. The report, published on Thursday January 7, put Hall Chadwick’s Richard Albarran, Jovandeep Singh, Mathew Badcock, and Brent Kijurina at…


Cor Cordis pair forced to liquidate delinquents

Cor Cordis partners Ozem Kassem and Daniel Jurotawitch must continue winding up two companies controlled by Sarkis Nassif after a judge rejected the millionaire developer’s application to terminate the liquidations. Citing a lack of evidence and concerns that the companies may have exhibited “a lack of commercial morality,” Justice Stephen Robb had invited the applicants to bring fresh evidence but the deadline for that passed…