The end of Safe Harbour and proactively identifying distress
As the Federal Government begins its staged rollback of COVID-19 relief measures, the true health of many businesses will be revealed. What are the early indicators, and how can you protect your business from the distress or insolvency of your suppliers' business, your creditors' business – or your own?
In this webinar, restructuring and insolvency experts Jennifer Ball (Partner, Clayton Utz) and Kathy Sozou (Partner, McGrathNicol) will map out the rapidly changing insolvency landscape, and the critical questions you should be asking in the boardroom over the next few months as the emergency props to the economy are slowly removed.
Facilitated by WOB Executive Chair & Co-Founder, Ruth Medd, this webinar will help you identify emerging problems and understand how new insolvency reforms can mitigate them, so you can take active steps to keep your business viable.
Kathy Sozou - Partner, McGrathNicol
Kathy has 17 years’ experience in independent business and diagnostic reviews for both private and public sector participants, turnaround planning, cash management and operational restructuring. As a Registered Liquidator, she has comprehensive experience in formal insolvency administrations both in Australia and the UK. Kathy has worked across industries such as debenture funds, government and health advisory, furniture and electrical retailing, franchising, food wholesaling and investment banking. Throughout her career, she has developed rigorous reporting, project management, analytical and communication skills from a wide range of projects. Kathy is the Deputy Chair of the NSW/ACT Divisional Committee of ARITA and contributes regularly to the profession.
Jennifer Ball - Partner, Clayton Utz
Jennifer is a senior Partner in the Restructuring & Insolvency practice at Clayton Utz. She is consistently recognised by clients and peers in major legal directories as a recognised leader and expert in restructuring and insolvency, general commercial litigation, debt recovery and alternative dispute resolution. Her focus on the recent COVID-19 insolvency laws and the proposed small business insolvency law reforms, positions her to proactively identify and advise on the full spectrum of legal issues in a restructure scenario. Jennifer has acted in a number of high-profile insolvency and turnaround matters across a range of industries such as retail, telecommunications, information technology, aviation and automotive, property development and manufacturing. Jennifer is well known throughout the industry for her pragmatic approach. As a commercial litigator, Jennifer's skills are widely acknowledged and involve all forms of commercial dispute resolution, including litigation in all court jurisdictions, negotiations and mediation. As a recognised expert on director's duties including shadow directors, Jennifer regularly advises company boards on financial restructuring or turnaround of distressed companies. Jennifer frequently presents to universities, Government agencies, professional bodies, large corporations and members of the legal profession.