Liquidators

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…


Octaviar: $514 million proof of debt up for appeal

OCTAVIAR’s general purpose liquidators Kate Barnett and Bill Fletcher were served a major setback in the NSW Supreme Court yesterday. In handing down his judgement, Justice Paul Brereton ruled that RSM’s David Kerr – currently special purpose liquidator of Octaviar Limited (OL) – can apply to extend his powers, paving the way for an appeal of Barnett and Fletcher’s rejection in April 2014 of a…


Levi opposes resurrection of company linked to Lazar

SYDNEY Liquidator David Levi is opposing attempts to reregister a company linked to accused fraudster Ian Lazar and his failed Business Australia (BA) Group. In the Supreme Court of NSW yesterday, lawyer Nick Dale for Levi asked that his client be joined to proceedings seeking to reregister Terra Cresta Business Solutions (TCBS). Dale told the court his client opposed the company’s reinstatement and denies the various allegations, which…


Labor Senator Doug Cameron

Tidbits from the transcripts – Cameron slams liquidators at construction inquiry

IT is SiN’s opinion that the term ‘farcical’ might just creep into the general discourse around a senate inquiry when much of a session is dominated by the inquiry’s architect busting attendee’s testicles. The session in question took place when the Senate Economics References Committee’s Inquiry into Insolvency in the Construction Industry rolled into Sydney. Leftwing Senator and unionist Doug Cameron, who is driving the…


liquidators launch claim against Bruck bosses

Octaviar: Kerr considering fresh tilt

HAVING recently secured a $12.35 million settlement from Fortress Credit Corporation, Octaviar Limited’s (OL) special purpose liquidator is, we are reliably informed, contemplating resurrecting a $515 million proof of debt claim against the liquidators of Octaviar Administration (OA). The NSW Supreme Court made orders on May 26, 2015, discontinuing proceedings first brought by OL’s receivers against Bentleys partners Kate Barnett and Bill Fletcher in 2014….


Octaviar Limited's liquidator has quietly settled with Fortress

Octaviar liquidators bill $22 mill as Fortress claims settled

ANY insolvency that burns through five liquidators deserves special mention. When tens of millions of dollars – which might have been deployed beefing up creditor dividends – is instead spent pursuing a well-resourced, recalcitrant and foreign domiciled defendant, then the topic which so reliably provokes palpitations must be revisited. Fees and expenses should be kept in the limelight. Like mushrooms, they flourish in the dark….


Uninvited crash Octaviar’s ex-parte

SUPREME Court Acting Justice Peter Young has spiked the punch at the Octaviar liquidators’ ex-parte party. In a recent judgement the judge criticised liquidators Kate Barnet and Bill Fletcher for a lack of candour, branded Barnet’s performance during cross-examination as “so vague as to be of little value” and rejected the Bentley pair’s attempts to repel interlocutories filed by former Octaviar Administration Pty Ltd (OA)…


Bentleys’ Barnet examined on viable voidables

Being cross-examined can’t be fun for any liquidator and Katherine Barnet won’t feel like the one who dodged the bullet after fronting the NSW Supreme Court yesterday. The insolvency specialist and director at Bentleys Corporate Recovery was brought in to talk about failed property investment group Octaviar. She began by getting confused about which of the two witness boxes to occupy. Perhaps the courtroom atmosphere…