TGIF is a weekly publication focusing on current issues in insolvency law and banking and finance litigation.

Consequences of bringing a deed of company arrangement to a premature end

3 June 2016

This week’s TGIF considers the decision of Deputy Commissioner of Taxation v BE100 Property Investments Pty Ltd [2016] FCA 597 where the court found that a deed administrator acted unreasonably by attempting to terminate a deed of company arrangement

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Federal Court finds that a retention of title clause is to be considered a “security”, defeating the liquidators’ unfair preference claim

27 May 2016

This week’s TGIF considers the decision in Hussain v CSR Building Products Limited, in the matter of FPJ Group Pty Ltd (In Liq), in which an ROT clause was held to be a “security”, defeating the liquidators’ unfair preference claim.

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A sign for unfunded liquidators: what you need to know about assigning a cause of action

20 May 2016

This week’s TGIF examines the NSW Supreme Court decision In the Matter of Kevin Jacobsen Pty Limited (in liq) [2016] NSWSC 538 which considered a challenge to an application under s 477(2B) to assign a cause of action.

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Administrators use general power under s 447A to stay a commercial arbitration

13 May 2016

This week’s TGIF considers the decision of In the matter of THO Services Limited [2016] NSWSC 509 in which the Court exercised its general power to extend the voluntary administration moratorium period to a commercial arbitration.

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Commissioner of Taxation circumvents the abolition of taxation priority in liquidations

6 May 2016

A recent NSW Court of Appeal decision has considered the validity of the Commissioner of Taxation’s treatment of debits and credits in an insolvency context.

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The Supreme Court of NSW weighs in on market-based causation

29 April 2016

The proponents of indirect or “market-based” causation in securities actions are vindicated by a decision of the Supreme Court of NSW in Re HIH Insurance Limited (In liquidation) [2016] NSWSC 482

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Special purpose receivers – Court’s broad power to override trust deed

22 April 2016

This week’s TGIF considers In the matter of Banksia Securities Limited (in liquidation) (receivers and managers appointed) [2016] NSWSC 357 in which the Court uses its broad remedial powers to appoint special purpose receivers.

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Improper Motives - Court invalidates appointment of administrator

15 April 2016

Victorian Supreme Court rules that the appointment of an administrator was invalid, void and of no effect because the directors did not genuinely believe the company was insolvent and appointed the administrator for an improper purpose.

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Trusted to distribute – Court provides guidance for liquidator on character of sale proceeds

8 April 2016

This week’s TGIF considers the recent decision of the Federal Court which concerned the proper distribution of sale proceeds and whether those proceeds comprised part of the “property of the company”.

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Unreasonable director-related transactions – liquidators bear the onus of proof

1 April 2016

This week’s TGIF considers the decision of Crowe-Maxwell v Frost [2016] NSWCA 46 in which the Court held that a liquidator did not discharge his onus of proving relevant transactions were unreasonable director-related transactions

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