Cameron Cheetham

Head of Restructuring, Insolvency and Special Situations



Qualified and having practised for more than 25 years in Australia, the UK and the US, Cameron acts for strategic investors and creditors, equity sponsors and public,  private and portfolio debtor companies in distressed lending and restructuring transactions, related contentious disputes and domestic and cross-border restructuring and insolvency matters.

He is familiar with, and highly experienced in, helping clients identify opportunities and develop and implement strategies that enable them to profit from distressed situations.

Cameron’s unique global experience, combined with his understanding of formal insolvency regimes, enables him to structure cross-border and domestic balance sheet and operational restructures for under-performing trading groups.

A board member of Corrs Chambers Westgarth, Cameron is also a member of the Australian Restructuring Insolvency & Turnaround Association (ARITA) and International Association of Restructuring, Insolvency & Bankruptcy Professionals (INSOL).

Key deals

Metricon Homes Group

Acting for a secured creditor in the workout and recapitalisation of the Metricon Homes Group.


Advising a local and international infrastructure consortium seeking to acquire the Basslink Interconnector.


Advising special situations lenders and the receivers and managers on the restructuring of the distressed McAleese/Rivet mining services business.

Virgin Airlines

Advising the plaintiffs in Federal Court of Australia class action proceedings arising from failure of the ASX-listed notes following the administration of Virgin Airlines.

Crown Resorts

Advising various state casino and gaming regulators on the suitability of Blackstone to acquire Crown Resorts via a scheme of arrangement.

Red Lea Chickens Group

Acting for the voluntary administrators of the vertically integrated Red Lea Chickens group.