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Video: LIV CPD 2020 – Commercial Law and Commercial Litigation – Year in Review

Video: LIV CPD 2020 – Commercial Law and Commercial Litigation – Year in Review

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CPD Units 1.5
  • Substantive Law
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Recorded: 26 November 2020 | Run Time: 1:28:25

This video unpacks key cases from 2020 and discusses insolvency reforms.

Further Details

  • Further Details

    Video features:

    • Case updates on:

    1. IPO Wealth Holdings No 2 Pty Ltd [2020] VSC 549
    2. Cant v Mad Brothers

    • Insolvency reforms and the restructuring of small businesses described by the federal government as 'the most significant changes to the Australian insolvency framework in almost 30 years'
  • Presenters

    Chair: Nigel Watson, Consultant, Colin Biggers & Paisley

    Nigel Watson is a consultant in the corporate and dispute resolution team at Colin Biggers & Paisley and focuses on insolvency and corporate reconstruction. He is a Law Institute of Victoria Accredited Specialist in commercial litigation and has practised for over 30 years in this area. He has a significant practice advising the lawyer’s professional indemnity insurer on claims against lawyers arising out of corporate and commercial transactions. Nigel was national chairman of the Insolvency & Reconstruction Committee of the Law Council of Australia, a role in which he was responsible for expanding the committee membership to include all states and to give it a national focus on law reform issues. Nigel is an ongoing member of this committee. Nigel is recommended in numerous leading legal guides for his expertise in both insolvency and dispute resolution.

    Presenter: Michael J Galvin QC, Barrister, Victorian Bar

    Michael was a solicitor for 10 years with JM Smith & Emmerton (now Gadens) before coming to the bar in 1999.  He has practised extensively in commercial law, including in bankruptcy and corporations related litigation.  Prior to his appointment as Queen’s Counsel in 2014, he appeared for growers in a number of cases arising out of the collapse of Timbercorp, Great Southern and Wilmott Forests. Last year he appeared in the long running trial of the dispute between Cargill and Glencorp arising out of the sale of Joe White Maltings. He frequently advises directors, liquidators, administrators and receivers in relation to corporate collapses and appears regularly in cases for and against insolvency practitioners.   

    Presenter: Carrie Rome-Sievers, Barrister, Victorian Bar

    Carrie Rome-Sievers is a Victorian barrister and a member of Lonsdale Chambers, practising in commercial law with a focus on insolvency and corporations law, equity and trusts, bankruptcy and restitution. Carrie has advised and appeared for directors, liquidators, administrators, trustees and creditors in a range of matters. An area of particular interest is trading trusts with corporate trustees in liquidation or receivership. She has written several articles on the important decisions in Carter Holt Harvey (Amerind) (High Court appeal in 2019) and Jones v Matrix Partners (Killarnee) (Full Federal Court in 2018). Other areas of expertise include fraud, restitution and Barnes v Addy claims against third parties in cases of misuse of corporate or trust property. Carrie has been recognised in the Best Lawyers in Australia List for insolvency and reorganisation law every year for the last five years, in Doyles Guide of leading insolvency and restructuring junior counsel for Victoria each year for the last four years and for Australia for the last two years, and in Doyles guide of leading commercial litigation & dispute resolution junior counsel for Victoria each year for the last four years. 

    Presenter: Natasha Toholka, Partner, Financial Services, Restructuring & Insolvency, Norton Rose Fulbright

    Natasha is a financial services, restructuring and insolvency lawyer and ARITA fellow with over 20 years experience. Natasha is a deputy co-chair of the Insolvency and Reconstruction Committee of the Law Council of Australia and was involved in drafting the LCA’s submission to Treasury in respect of the SME law reforms.

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