Swaab Attorneys has extensive experience in insolvency work and has advised insolvency practitioners, directors, shareholders, debtors and creditors on corporate restructuring and insolvency-related issues.

The members of our insolvency team come from a variety of professional backgrounds within legal, accounting and insolvency fields. This breadth of experience and skill enables our team to provide a unique and insightful perspective on all aspects of insolvency related matters.


  • Wind-up applications
  • Voidable transaction claims
  • Insolvent trading claims against directors
  • Retention of title claims
  • Deeds of company arrangement
  • External administration issues
  • Assisting insolvency practitioners in asset disposals
  • Assisting directors in relation to directors' duties
  • Voluntary administration and liquidation;
  • Public examinations
  • Court applications for the appointment of receivers
  • Bankruptcy notices
  • Bankruptcy petitions


"Who really brings the game into disrepute?"

A public spat. A drunken fall. A scathing comment. Professional athletes, like many of us, occasionally do careless and reckless things. Unlike many ...

20 Jan 2015 / Tom Johnston, Senior Associate and James Skelton, Solicitor read more
Testing the water - does a builder owe a duty of care to an Owners Corporation?

In an important decision which has ramifications for Owners Corporations, the High Court has recently held that a builder did not owe a duty of care to an ...

18 Nov 2014 / Michelle Harpur, Partner and Caterina Meduri, Solicitor read more
Mr Process Server wants to connect with you...

Recently the Irish High Court ruled that court documents could be served via a person's LinkedIn account. The widespread adoption and active engagement ...

17 Nov 2014 / Tom Johnston, Senior Associate and James Skelton, Solicitor read more
Practice note: Approval of provisional liquidator's remuneration

In this article we look at a recent decision which provides a reminder of the matters which need to be addressed when seeking court approval for the ...

14 Jul 2014 / Marc Baddams, Senior Associate and Caterina Meduri, Solicitor read more

Liquidators' right to recover

In a recent decision, the High Court of Australia has provided important confirmation regarding the right of a liquidator to recover costs and expenses ...

14 Jul 2014 / Georgina King, Senior Associate and Elizabeth Santifort, Solicitor read more

Extending a convening period before it expires - relevant principles

The administrator of a company under administration must convene a meeting of the company's creditors within the convening period set out in section 439A(5 ...

2 Jul 2014 / Marc Baddams, Senior Associate read more
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  • 2017 - Winner Lawyers Weekly 30 Under 30 Awards
  • 2017 - Finalist Lawyers Weekly Australian Law Awards