Proactively identifying distress
WOB Executive Director & Co-Founder, Claire Braund will facilitate an engaging webinar with restructuring and insolvency experts, Jennifer Ball (Partner, Clayton Utz) and Kathy Sozou (Partner, McGrathNicol).
Jennifer and Kathy will provide their insights on the rapidly changing insolvency landscape and present a suite of restructuring options you may consider to navigate the economic impacts of COVID-19. They will provide a timely discussion on recent reforms, what critical questions you should be asking in the boardroom and what indicators you should be looking for to support businesses remaining viable concerns.
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.