Our commercial litigation team have a reputation for being technically excellent, and relentless in the pursuit of favourable outcomes for our clients.
Our lawyers have acted for private and listed companies, financial institutions, and individuals in all manner of commercial disputes. We have acted in large, complex, multi-party disputes in a broad range of industries.
When litigation cannot be avoided and Court proceedings are necessary, our lawyers deliver strategic and effective representation to drive your desired outcome.
Insolvency and restructuring
Our lawyers have extensive experience across all facets of insolvency law.
While we predominantly act for insolvency practitioners such as liquidators, we also accept instructions from business owners seeking guidance or representation through insolvency processes.
Acting for insolvency practitioners
Our professional staff are recognised by clients and colleagues as experts in insolvency law, and are trusted advisors to insolvency practitioners across Australia.
We understand the need to provide our IP clients with reliable guidance and faultless representation, in a complex and continually shifting legal landscape.
Our experience includes:
- Prosecuting voidable transaction claims under Part 5.7B of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth)
- Prosecuting insolvent trading and breach of director duty claims
- Acting for administrators in all aspects of voluntary administrations
- Acting for receivers in securities enforcement
- Conducting public examinations in both State and Federal Courts
All professional staff at Gear & Co have completed the Australian Restructuring, Insolvency & Turnaround Association Advanced Certificate in Insolvency.
Acting for business owners
Although we traditionally act for insolvency practitioners such as liquidators, we also accept instructions from business owners seeking guidance or representation through the insolvency process.
Our lawyers are experts in insolvency law. We are well positioned to:
- In the first instance, explore saving your business through informal or formal insolvency processes;
- Or defend you if a liquidator is appointed to your company.
We are trusted by liquidators (because we often act as their legal representatives). This means that if we act for you, our opponents will understand that our position is well considered, and that any case we advance on your behalf is one that will succeed.