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Mr. Scott Butler
Mr. Scott Butler
Hall & Wilcox Lawyers


Background

Scott is recognised as one of Queensland’s leading and most experienced restructuring and insolvency lawyers. He works with clients, company directors and advisers to analyse the issues and provide a range of options within tight time frames and often under difficult circumstances.

Expertise

An expert in distressed turnarounds and restructures, Scott often works collaboratively with other turnaround and restructuring professionals, assisting with and documenting restructures and advising company directors in relation to their duties.

Advising on all aspects of administration, liquidation, receivership and bankruptcy, Scott combines his industry knowledge with strong technical and dispute resolution skills to provide innovative, commercial and cost-effective solutions..

Scott chairs the Insolvency and Restructuring Committee of the Law Council of Australia which regularly makes submissions about proposed law reform and regulatory matters affecting restructuring and insolvency.  A Fellow of INSOL International and an expert in cross-border insolvency law, Scott regularly presents on cross border matters and is published on a number of restructuring and insolvency matters.

Experience

Acting for the Commonwealth Department of Jobs and Small Business and the Attorney General’s Department in various matters to recover funds paid under the Fair Entitlements Guarantee Scheme.

Providing advice to various boards of publicly listed and large private companies in relation to access to the safe harbour protection against insolvent trading.

Advised OneVue Holdings Limited and receivers appointed by it to companies in the Sargon Capital Group

Advised the directors and acted for the administrators of Goondicum Resources.

Advised the directors and acted for the administrators of Bounty Mining Limited.

Acted for the voluntary administrators and liquidators of Lyon Solar, a group of companies developing solar farms.

Acted for the administrators and liquidators of Delta SBD Mining, a listed mining services group, including in relation to large ‘’mothership’’ unfair preference proceedings in Federal Court of Australia.