Daniel is a legal professional in Bell Gully’s industry-leading restructuring and insolvency team. As well as advising clients in respect of liquidations (including voidable transaction and insolvent trading claims), receiverships, voluntary administrations, cross-border insolvency issues and director duties, he has particular expertise in relation to Personal Property Securities (PPS) law issues.
International work experience:
Acted for the liquidators (PwC) of The Australian Sawmilling Company in respect of an application to set aside the disclaimer of contaminated land, the clean-up of which was estimated to cost $50 million.
Acted for the administrators and liquidators (PwC) of the HRL Group, including in respect of a $40 million breach of director duties claim arising from the acquisition of the Vemco Group.
Acted for the administrators and liquidators (PwC) of Energy Brix in relation to the remediation and sale of the site from which the Morwell Power Station had been operated.
Acted for National Australia Bank (NAB) and the receivers and managers (Deloitte) of the Walton Construction Group in relation to the latter’s proposed restructure.
Acted for NAB in relation to the Senate Inquiry into Construction Industry Insolvency.
Acted for NAB in relation to the US bankruptcy of Dr Geoffrey Edelsten.
Acted for the administrators (Ferrier Hodgson) of the Man to Man Group, a retail chain with 80 men’s clothing stores nationwide, including in relation to the sale of its business.
Acted for the administrators (PPB Advisory) of Bevilles, a retail jeweller which operated from 27 stores, including in relation to the sale of its business and PPS issues.
Acted for the receivers and managers (KordaMentha) of Forge Group in relation to numerous PPS issues and claims in negligence brought against the Group’s former auditors.
Acted for the court appointed receivers (Deloitte) of Black Swan, Australia's leading dip manufacturer, including in relation to the sale of its profitable, solvent business.